Kids & Families

Art Lab

The Art Lab is an interactive space at MCASB designed for people of all ages to engage in creative play. The lab theme changes with each exhibition and complements the art on view with additional opportunities for deeper engagement through a variety of activities.

Art Voyager Camp

MCASB offers camps for kids in collaboration with other community organizations. 

Please contact our Engagement Department at engagement@mcasantabarbara.org if you are a interested in a partnership for the summer of 2017.

Sunday Storytime (Paused Until Summer 2017)

On Sunday afternoons Engagement staff welcomes young visitors and their parents in the Art Lab to read stories relating to contemporary art and themes of the exhibition. Conversations on selected works of art as well as art activities may be part of the program.

Due to the content of our current exhibitions we are pausing our popular Sunday Storytime until January 2017. Please check back here for upcoming Sunday Storytime events.


Art Labs

Art Lab | Cecily Brown & Midori Hirose – Inside the Artist’s Studio

Featuring Cecily Brown: Rehearsal and Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Midori Hirose, Of the Unicorn (And the Sundowner Kids) January 28 - June 3,…

Art Lab | Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960–Present

The Art Lab is an interactive interpretive space in the Museum that encourages active engagement with the art and artists featured in our…

Art Lab: assume vivid astro focus

Featuring assume vivid astro focus: avalanches volcanoes asteroids floods. August 14, 2016 - December 31, 2016 Mask Making Throughout their career the…

Past Events for Kids & Families