Events Calendar

Events are free and take place in a variety of locations and formats. The Museum is committed to accessibility for all visitors. Our efforts are ongoing. To request an accommodation for an upcoming event, please contact the Museum in advance at spencerart@ku.edu or 785.864.4710.

June 18

Activity

ART CART FOUND OBJECT FIGURES

1PM – 4PM
Spencer Museum of Art

Create an abstract figurative sculpture with everyday objects and clay. Art Cart is a free drop-in activity station where children and grown-ups enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original works of art on view. Stop by anytime between 1PM and 4PM and stay as long as you like!

Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art

June 25

Activity

DISCOVERY DAY: OCEAN LIFE

12PM – 2PM
The Panorama, Natural History Museum, Dyche Hall, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd

In honor of marine explorer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau, join us in celebrating ocean life with museum scientists and students, plus a few special guests! Explore museum specimens and engage in hands-on activities all about the marine ecosystem.

Sponsored By: Natural History Museum, Spencer Museum of Art

June 29

Activity

OCEANS OF ART

2PM – 3PM
Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St

Take a deep dive into marine-themed art from the Museum’s collection, then create your own magical ocean art with us at Lawrence Public Library. For ages 5–7. Register for this event through the Library.

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library

July 11

Activity

RAINBOW STRINGS & RECYCLED ART

2PM – 3PM
Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St

Join Sara Gillum, the creator of Rainbow Strings, a recycled art project that makes use of plastic lids to keep them out of landfills, and make your own rainbow strings to keep! We'll also explore and make art made from recycled materials. For ages 8–11. Register for this event through the Library.

Sponsored By: Lawrence Public Library

July 27

Activity

WATKINS SUMMER GAMES

11AM – 12PM
Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St

The Watkins Museum of History hosts their "Summer Games" every Wednesday in June and July. Kids of all ages are invited for an hour of free games and activities. Each week's events will be inspired by a different color of the rainbow. Join Spencer Museum staff on July 27 for a fun-filled hour of art-making inspired by all colors of the rainbow!

Sponsored By: Watkins Museum of History