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Family Fun at the Hofstra University Museum!

There are many ways families can have fun at the Hofstra University Museum. Participate in one of our public programs, complete an activity backpack, use a Guide to Looking, interactive touch screen kiosk or iPod to enhance a self-guided tour.
*Pick up all backpack and caper materials during Emily Lowe Gallery open hours. Click here for gallery hours. Return all backpacks and keep your completed art projects to take home. All backpack and caper activities are FREE!


ARTful Adventures - Family Fun

ARTful Adventures

Second Saturday of each month ∙ September through December ∙ 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.*
All sessions meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
*Check-in: 11:15 a.m.

Fall sessions: September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9

Look, listen and do together! Bring your child to the Museum for a fun morning looking and discussing art, listening to a story, and then engaging in a hands-on art project. Led by Museum Educators, each month focuses on a specific theme to explore and be inspired by. For children ages 5 - 10 with an adult companion. Advance registration is required. Strollers are not permitted.

Please contact us for further details at 516-463-5672.


"Let's Explore" Backpacks

The Museum’s distinct “Let’s Explore” Backpacks offer activity-filled ways for children (ages 5-12) and adult companions to explore together the outdoor sculpture collection on the University’s beautiful campus. Children then create their own works of art to take home. Various backpack themes are available.


The Great Art Caper

The Great Art Caper

Children and adult companions uncover clues to help solve an Art Caper mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra University’s South Campus. Children become detectives and have fun while discovering more about these works.

Pick up all backpack and caper activity materials at the Emily Lowe Gallery during open hours year-round until 3 p.m. Return all backpacks by 4 p.m. and keep your completed works of art. All backpack and caper activities are FREE!


  • Converging Voices: Gender and Identity
  • Women in Contrast