Family Day

Children and families are encouraged to explore the art and artists in the Bechtler collection through special art activities, family-focused museum tours and scavenger hunts during Family Day events held on various dates throughout the year.

Art activities (designed for children ages 5 and older) illustrate the methods and materials addressed by Bechtler collection artists and related figures such as architect Mario Botta, who designed the Bechtler building. The museum’s Family Day events are scheduled to coincide with the Charlotte Symphony's Lollipops concerts, which preceed each Family Day event and are held in the Knight Theater next door to the Bechtler.

Family Day events are held from noon to 4:30 p.m. and are designed for drop-in attendance. Admission is free for children and members and a discounted $4 for adults.

November 16

Blast off for an adventure in space. Projects will include creating a Roy Lichtenstein-inspired space adventure comic strip, producing a Sol LeWitt-inspired drawing and sculpting an alien/human hybrid based upon the work of Germaine Richier.

February 1

Become an architect for a day. Based on the 2014 exhibition Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory, kids will create an architectural sketch and design a blueprint. Swiss architect Mario Botta is the designer of the Bechtler building. Read more.

April 5

Spend the day creating whimsical art projects including a Niki de Saint Phalle-inspired dream catcher, a geometric storybook and a pictograph stamp.


Family Day is presented in partnership with the Charlotte Symphony Lollipops concert series.



Art supplies for Family Day are sponsored by


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