Like children’s music, children’s art is often inspired by nonsensical subjects, such as talking animals, peanut-butter trees, and finding true love. Enjoy a kid-ready aesthetics emporium with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get two general-admission tickets to Young At Art Children's Museum in Davie (up to a $16 value). Children younger than age 2 receive free admission to the museum.
The expansive exploration facilities at Young At Art help young Picassos find their own voice of expression with a bevy of exhibits and fun activities. Current exhibits include The Art of Jim Henson, where wee ones can create their own puppets or direct a show to explain the benefits of candy-flavored money, and Kenny’s Closet, a surrealistic display of Kenny Scharf’s trippy art. The museum contains various themed areas for investigation, providing a hands-on atmosphere for nurturing creativity. Young At Art also offers a number of free workshops for all ages and a glowing, dynamic darkroom, making it an ideal destination for pint-sized Westons and tiny, reincarnated van Goghs.
Young At Art Museum
In 1989, Young At Art began as a small, 3,200-square-foot children’s museum dedicated to shaping young minds and enriching the community through the transformative power of art. Since then, the tiny workshop has grown into a 55,000-square-foot collection of activities celebrating the diverse influences of art on our lives and imaginations, garnering a rare accreditation by the American Association of Museums for its efforts. At ArtScapes—one of the four main exhibits—kids and their parents travel through The Cave, a frantic slideshow of images conveying 5,000 years of human history, step into a replica of a New York City subway car, and view examples of graffiti as a means of creative expression against the oppressive forces of aluminum spray cans.
Elsewhere, WonderScapes transports children up to 4 years old to a world inspired by the illustrations of DeLoss McGraw, whose version of Alice in Wonderland won the Society of Illustrators Book of the Year award in 2002, and GreenScapes demonstrates the immutable intersection of art and the environment as visitors build sculptures from natural materials. Never ones to ignore their creativity, teenagers can find refuge in the Teen Center, where a graphic design lab with Mac computers and a recording studio let them convert their pre-calc homework into digital form before it’s too late.
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