Cool Culture

Family Activities

Cool Culture believes that families have a right to cultural equity and access. You are joining a community of 50,000+ families who can use their power to engage in and transform art and culture. 

Family Guide

When you receive a Cool Culture Family Pass, you also receive a Cool Culture Family Guide from your child’s school.

Download the 2022-2023
Family Guide PDF

This resource provides important guidelines on how to use the Family Pass. As your child’s first teacher and advocate, we hope you find the guide useful in adding to the joy, community and culture that are part of your family traditions.

Cool Culture Art-making: Butterfly Maracas

Join us as we make musical maracas out of everyday household items such as plastic bottles and wildflower seeds.

Other Cool Resources

Art Exploration Card

Art Exploration Cards help you plan an interactive experience with your children at any museum or cultural institution.

Cultural Partners Visitation Portal

View updated visitation guidelines for our partner museums, gardens, and zoos in this link.

What to Do at the Museum?

Watch one family’s journey to the museum, in English with Spanish subtitles.

Art-making: Abayomi Dolls

People throughout the African diaspora continue this dollmaking tradition to affirm cultural connections to the past and embody this resilience spirit for future generations. Activity instructions available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Art-making: Windchimes

Wellness ceremonies and rituals that tap into the healing power of sound can be found in many cultures. How can we bring these sounds in shared spaces that will promote wellness? Windchime-making instructions available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

YouTube video

Watch this video in English with Spanish subtitles.

Family Guide

This resource provides important guidelines on how to use the Family Pass. As your child’s first teacher and advocate, we hope you find the guide useful in adding to the joy, community and culture that are part of your family traditions.

We invite you to expand your knowledge of cultural spaces across the city and locally in your neighborhoods. Check out these materials for your next family adventure!

Art-making: Abayomi Dolls

Art-making: Abayomi Dolls

People throughout the African diaspora continue this doll-making tradition to affirm cultural connections to the past and embody this resilient spirit for future generations.

Family Art Explorations Cards

Family Art Explorations Cards

Art Explorations Cards are designed to help your family get ready to visit and enjoy any museum or cultural space you choose.

Cultural Partners Visitation Portal

Cultural Partners Visitation Portal

This interactive portal puts information about museum reopenings and safety policies at our families’ fingertips.

Family Yoga with Luz Emma Cañas

Family Yoga with Luz Emma Cañas

Luz Emma Cañas guides us through an introduction to Kundalini Yoga to inspire wellbeing, tailored to young children and caregivers.

Inspiring Civic Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

Inspiring Civic Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

Download our Civic Wellbeing Toolkit for resources and art-making that encourage the use of our collective power to call for change.

Inspiring Physical Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

Inspiring Physical Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

“All bodies deserve love!” Download our Physical Wellbeing Toolkit to use storytelling to inspire wellbeing and art-making.

Museum Mile Festival: Bring The Cool

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

6pm – 9pm

At Bring the Cool, caregivers, families and children are encouraged to see themselves as the artists, storytellers, creators and curators that they are.