For Families

For Families

The Lam Museum is a family-friendly attraction. Encourage your children to explore global cultures through the activities below.

Customized programs or variations on our school programs can also be booked for children’s groups.

Contact us at 336.758.5282 or to discuss your group’s needs.

Family ProgramsMother and Child Painting

The Museum hosts themed open houses with craft projects, hands-on activities, music, and food. Learning about other cultures has never been so fun! Open houses take place on Saturday afternoons, and admission is free.

MOA also sponsors occasional all-ages workshops in which participants learn about a particular culture and complete a related craft project. There is a small fee for these workshops.

Please visit the Events section of the site for information about upcoming programs.

Cultures Up CloseCraft activity

Cultures Up Close is an online initiative offering opportunities to learn about people, traditions, and celebrations around the world through crafts and activities that can be done at home.

Each post gives information about a specific cultural topic, often relating to objects in the Museum collections, and instructions for a related craft activity.

Kids doing an activity

Scavenger Hunts

The Museum offers scavenger hunts to help children of all ages learn to look at objects in a museum setting. Scavenger hunts and pencils are available at the Museum front desk.

Library Programs

The Lam Museum of Anthropology offers story and craft programs in Forsyth County libraries.  The elementary-age programs include a story, looking at related artifacts from the MOA collection, and a craft project.  The teen programs include a brief lesson, viewing artifacts from the collection, and a craft project. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 programs may be presented via Zoom.  Contact your local library branch for more information!

Elementary-Age Programs

• Lewisville Branch, “Hispanic Heritage Month: Alebrijes,” September 21, 5:30pm

• Clemmons Branch, “Hispanic Heritage Month: Masks,” September 28, 4:30pm

• Reynolda Manor Branch, “Hispanic Heritage Month: Masks,” October 6, 4:00pm

• Clemmons Branch, “Hispanic Heritage Month: Pottery,” October 13, 4:30pm

• Reynolda Manor Library, “Native American Heritage Month: Cherokee Pottery,” November 10, 4:00pm

• Lewisville Branch, “Native American Heritage Month: Cherokee Pottery,” November 16, 5:30pm

• Clemmons Branch, “Native American Heritage Month: Cherokee Masks,” November 17, 4:30pm

Teen Programs

• Clemmons Branch, “Hispanic Heritage Month: Tin Work,” September 16, 4:30pm

• Clemmons Branch, “Hispanic Heritage Month: Alebrijes,” October 7, 4:30pm

• Clemmons Branch, “Native American Heritage Month: Cherokee Pottery,” November 4, 4:30pm