With free admission for all, the Freer|Sackler is perfect for a family outing! Make and enjoy art with our ImaginAsia programs and resources for young people and families.

For more information about upcoming programs and events, visit the family programs calendar, sign up for our e-newsletter, follow us on Facebook, or call 202.633.0465.


ImaginAsia Family Programs

Open Studio

All ages with adult companions
Enjoy an art-filled afternoon in the Sackler’s ImaginAsia classroom. Discover artworks on a family gallery walk and work as a group on an art project to take home. Open Studio programs take place on select weekends year-round.

Art & Me Workshops

Ages 3 to 5 with adult companions
Advanced registration required
Art & Me Workshops provide an early experience in the Galleries for preschool-age children. Programs are led by museum educators and may include stories from picture books, explorations of art materials, and guided gallery visits.

Family Workshops

Ages 6 to 12 with adult companions
Advanced registration required
School-age children and their families enjoy focused, age-appropriate experiences in the galleries and ImaginAsia classroom. Workshop themes change regularly and often highlight special exhibitions. Activities may include studio projects, storytelling, poetry writing, puppetry, music, and dance.

Tween Workshops

Ages 9 to 13
Advanced registration required
Designed for tweens without adult companions, Tween Workshops combine gallery experiences with art-making in the classroom. Previous workshops have featured travel-writing and printmaking experiences.

Family Festivals

All ages with adult companions
Come celebrate with us! Bring the whole family to our festivals that highlight traditions from the many countries represented in our collections. Enjoy a day filled with art-making, music, dance, and more.

Summer Art Camps

Ages 7 to 12
Advanced registration required
Once school is out, Summer Art Camps at the Freer|Sackler provide children with creative opportunities. Each camp includes interactive gallery activities, drama and team-building exercises, exposure to a variety of art materials, and projects related to Asian art and culture.


In-gallery activities

Stop by an information desk to pick up one of our:

  • sketch kits, complete with two sketchpads, pencils, and erasers to use during your visit
  • ImaginAsia gallery guides, family-friendly activity booklets that encourage close looking and conversation
  • iPads loaded with free apps (or download them onto your own iPad or iPhone)

Family Resources

Activity Guides

Ages 6 and up
Explore the Freer|Sackler on your own and discover Asia! Pick up our free family activity guides at the information desks, located at the entrances of both Galleries.