Adventures in Art

Our Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Art studio, housed in the Adventures in Art exhibit, is designed to provide inspiration for children to explore their inner creativity with programs that change monthly. The self-guided Art Adventures program encourages children to be creative using unique tools and art media. Four permanent stations allow children to explore

  • painting
  • clay sculpture
  • weaving
  • recycled art
  • Activity instructions available in English and Spanish.Underwritten by the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation

    Good to Know: 

    Exhibit Type


    Focused Field Trips Aligned with this Exhibit

    Artistic Expressions

    Sensational Senses

    This exhibit is aligned with Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.

    Adventures in Art Hours

    Sunday: 12 – 4 p.m.
    Monday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

    Artist in Residence Program

    Kohl Children’s Museum is looking for area artists to share their creative talents with our young visitors. For more information about our program, please download this this application. Now accepting applications through September 1, 2015 for residency October 1 - December 15, 2015. Please submit completed applications to Museum Education Specialist Tim Abel at

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