Night at the Museum' Family Arts Day

Night at the Museum' Family Arts Day

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas invites children and their families to “Night at the Museum” Family Arts Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. This free event will feature hands-on art activities, refreshments and entertainment designed to encourage families to explore the museum and learn more about the artwork on display.

“Night at the Museum” Family Arts Day will allow visitors to create works of art with mood lighting after viewing the night scene paintings of Sarah Williams and the swamp scene photographs of David Gibson. Families are then encouraged to make clay vessels after viewing a collection of ceramics from the San Angelo Museum of Art. In addition, this Family Arts Day will feature a celebration of Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Mardi Gras. Festive activities will include decorating Valentine’s Day cookies and making Lincoln hats, Freedom hats and Mardi Gras masks.

As an added bonus, children are invited to visit the "Brass Instrument Petting Zoo," a brass quintet presented by the Symphony of Southeast Texas at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.

Face painting, refreshments and lively entertainment will round out the event. For more information, call (409) 832-3432 or visit