Family Programs

There will be no Family Sunday on October 2 in preparation for new Second Sundays beginning October 9, 2016.


The Cantor Arts Center announces a new Family Sundays program.
Second Sundays, launching October 9, is a free, family-focused day of art talks, hands-on art making, and gallery adventures for visitors of all ages. No registration or standing in line is required, and families can tailor their museum experience based on the activities that interest them the most. Second Sundays occurs on the second Sunday of each month from 11 am to 4 pm.
Second Sunday Highlights:

Spotlights: Explore art objects in the galleries with a docent. Spotlights emphasize the role of adults as learning partners with children and encourage inspiration and art making in the Drop-in Studio.
Drop-in Studio: Experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in a hands-on art making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to participate. Registration is not required and visitors can work at their own pace.
Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and materials for sketching while visiting the galleries.
Highlights Guide for Families: Explore the museum at your own pace with a little help from a curated list of family-friendly highlights in the museum collection.

Every Day (except Tuesday)
The Cantor offers additional opportunities for families every day that the museum is open (Wednesday through Monday). Art packs for drawing in the galleries are always available, and there are many things to see and do outdoors. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin in the Cantor’s Rodin Sculpture Garden, or explore Stone River, a spectacular outdoor sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy.

Free events and programs for members at the Cantor's Family/Dual level and above. Reservations are required. Registration and full event information

Employment Opportunities
Please visit our Employment page for information on joining our team as a Family Sunday Ambassador (Stanford students only.)

Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team. Interested candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in the arts and in working with children and families. Contact for more information on how to apply.



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Family programming at the Cantor is made possible through the generosity of Bank of the West.


Art Packs stocked with colored pencils and sketching paper allow families to independently draw in the galleries.