Family Programs

Bring art alive for your family! Themes for tours and art-making activities change every Sunday. While all ages are welcome, the program is designed for ages 5 and above. If you have any questions regarding these programs, please contact


Due to the immense popularity of Cantor's Family Sundays program and our limited space, families wishing to participate may experience long wait times and may not be able to register due to the full capacity of the program. Registration is only available in person at the museum and begins at noon. Please be advised that while every effort is made to accommodate families on the waitlist, we cannot guarantee that spaces will become available. Family Sundays is a FREE program, offered 48 Sundays at the Cantor each calendar year.

Family Tours
Docents lead family-friendly tours at 12:30, 1, 1:30, and 2 pm every Sunday. Explore objects through close looking that will inspire your art-making in the studio!

Studio Art-Making
Experiment with art materials and new techniques during sessions taught by professional art educators. 30-minute sessions begin at 1, 1:30, 2, and 2:30 pm every Sunday. Please sign up for your session at the Family Sunday welcome table located near the Cool Cafe.


Art Packs
Stocked with colored pencils and sketching paper, art packs will fuel your own independent focused drawing session. Draw for 15 minutes or two hours—whatever your family's schedule allows! Sign out an Art Pack at the Family Sunday welcome table on Sundays between 12:30 pm and 3 pm or at the main lobby desk during museum open hours.

Family Films

The Red Balloon, Sunday, March 27, 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
Cantor auditorium
In this Academy-Award-winning short, a balloon with a mind of its own follows a young boy through the streets of Paris.


Art Packs: Sign out an art pack from the main lobby front desk during museum open hours. Art packs are stocked with colored pencils and sketching paper for your own independent focused drawing session.


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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We gratefully acknowledge Bank of the West as presenting sponsor of Family Sundays.



Art-Making in the Studio led by professional art educators.

Docents lead Family Tours at 12:30, 1, and 1:30 and 2 pm.

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