Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

FREE programs for families at the Cantor. It begins next Sunday! You can also go to for more information.


Docent-Led Family Tours: Special 30-minute tours depart from the main lobby every Sunday at 12:30 pm February through May. Artworks chosen for the tour become inspiration for drop-in art-making activities in the museum’s Moorman studio from 1–3 pm that same day. Free and open to all families.

Drop-In Art-Making: Ignite your imaginations. Experience new adventures in art-making every Sunday. Experiment with art materials and new techniques in studio sessions taught by professional art teachers. Sessions are free and open to all families. Stop by the Moorman Studio, open every Sunday 1–3 pm February through May, and explore new art materials and techniques. No prior registration is required.


Family Guide: Pick up a printed “Music and Movement” Family Guide and explore the Asian galleries while making music, dancing, and sketching. This is ongoing, continuing indefinitely and daily during open hours Wednesday-Sunday.

Art Packs: Check out an art pack stocked with colored pencils and paper and spend family time in our galleries sketching and drawing. Take your drawings with you and start your own gallery at home! Free and available to all families. Pick up art packs in the main lobby. This is ongoing, continuing indefinitely and daily during open hours Wednesday-Sunday.

Special Family Events for Cantor Members
The following events are free for members at the Cantor’s Family/Dual level and above, but reservations are required. To register online, visit

• Saturday, March 2, Dr. Seuss’s Birthday: Listen to delightful stories, make art, and sample green eggs and turkey ham!
• Sunday, April 21, Observe Earth Day: Watch The Lorax movie in the morning. Then see the related exhibition Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach’s Cancer Alley in the adjacent gallery. Continue the theme of cleaning up the environment by turning trash into art during our public drop-in art-making in the afternoon.
• Saturday, May 11, Mother’s Day Tea Party: Enjoy a gallery tour, storytelling, art-making, and tea.
• Saturday, June 1, “Dare Day”: Hear tales about adventure and courage and create some audacious art.

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Bring the kids! There is something for everyone, and fun in store for the entire family. The Cantor presents art in 24 galleries plus sculpture gardens, terraces and courtyards. The Cantor’s global collections (32,000 objects) span 5,000 years and the world’s cultures and includes one of the largest collections of Rodin bronzes outside Paris. Presenting a wide range of changing exhibitions, docent tours, lectures, gallery talks, symposia and classes, the Cantor Arts Center is a cultural hub for the community and a teaching resource for Stanford. Changing exhibitions are listed online at
Admission is free.
*Open: Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., plus Thursday until 8 p.m. (Closed Monday and Tuesday)
Cantor Arts Center is located on the Stanford University campus at 328 Lomita Drive. That’s across Palm Drive from the new Bing Concert Hall. Bing is at one end of Museum Way and Cantor at the other, just two blocks away.
Information: 650-723-4177


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