PMA Family Days: "Family Day with Maine Audubon"

PMA Family Days: "Family Day with Maine Audubon"

Educators from the PMA and Maine Audubon bring you a Family Day that explores both the scientific and artistic sides of Maine animals and habitats. Inspired by works from our collection and the installation Modern Menagerie, we’ll use literature, storytelling, art making, and scientific inquiry to deepen our understanding of Maine-specific species, habitats, and the artworks they inspire.

This Family Day is free for PMA members, Maine Audubon members, and kids 14 and under.

11:30 a.m.
Get to know select artworks during story time and an all-ages gallery tour led by Maine Audubon naturalists.

11 a.m to 1 p.m.
Meet artist Chris Patch and learn about how he reuses scraps from his studio floor to create fantastical papier-mâché bird sculptures.
Visit his installation Migration to see his work up close and ask him anything you like.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Observational drawing with Maine Audubon’s collection of natural artifacts like feathers, bird skulls, and talons.
Design ornate feather patterns, inspired by the patterns in the installation Migration by Chris Patch.
Make a bird sculpture using Japanese washi tape.

Families will always find welcoming staff and worlds to explore at the Portland Museum of Art, but PMA Family Days are uniquely devoted to those with young children. Come when you want, and stay as long as you want. Let’s have some fun. All activities are free with museum admission. Children under 14 are always free. Students receive the discounted price of $10. 

PMA Family Days run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about PMA Family Days, please contact Louisa Donelson, Associate Educator for Youth Learning.