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Chuck Jones Family Day


Museum admission is FREE for kids ages 12 and under

(children must be accompanied by an adult)

In conjunction with the exhibition What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, the Chuck Jones Family Day offers visitors of all ages an opportunity to participate in animation activities and workshops led by teaching artists, plus a family scavenger hunt through the exhibition, family-friendly introductions to the exhibition, and screenings of Chuck Jones cartoons in the Redstone Theater. Free cookies will be provided by Whimsy&Spice and Amy’s Bread. And, Museum admission for children 12 and under is free all day!

Activities will include:

Animation Takeover of the Moving Image Studio

12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

This super-sized version of the Saturday drop-in studio will feature activities related to character design, hand drawn animation, stop-motion animation, and more (first-floor Digital Learning Suite)

Family-friendly exhibition introductions

12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

At the top of each hour, Museum educators will provide a lively introduction to the exhibition What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones (third floor) for young visitors and their families (last introduction begins at 3:00 p.m.)

Family scavenger hunt

Using an activity sheet given out at admissions (while supplies last), young visitors can search for clues and answers throughout the Chuck Jones exhibition. Those who complete the hunt will be entered into a raffle to win a prize, the Chuck Jones Edition Blackwing 602 Pencil Set (three winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m.)

Screening: Chuck Jones cartoons

12:00 and 1:15 p.m.

A selection of six Chuck Jones cartoons will be shown in the Redstone Theater (first floor) so visitors can experience these cartoons as they were originally intended—on the big screen (approx. 40 mins.).

Chuck Jones Family Lounge

12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Families can enjoy a snack and take special Chuck Jones themed photos to commemorate the day, in the Fox Amphitheater (first floor)