8 Really Cool & Free Museum Activities for Kids

May 18 is Museum Day! To celebrate, we've rounded up 8 really cool, fun and free activities kids can do right at home, brought to you by world class museums. You can also create your very own exhibit with the help of PBS Kids.

Create Your Own Letter Museum at Home
Collect everyday objects from home to make your own exhibits! Get instructions from PBS Kids.

Farm Animal Illustrations
Have fun introducing ten different families of farm animals to children. Print the illustrations, then encourage the little artists to colour or decorate the images using feathers, cotton balls or other materials. Download from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

DIY Museum: Can't Visit One? Make Your Own!
Gallery Interpreter Aimee from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum shows how we can build our own museum, right in our own home, and how you can be a Curator — the person who keeps your museum collection safe. Get instructions from Royal Saskatchewan Museum.

Aluminum Foil Monoprints
Play with colour, line and space! Monoprints are one-of-a-kind, creative creations. They are similar to lithography, a style of printmaking that allows artists to draw. Get instructions from the Rockwell Museum.

Make Your Own Zine!
Zines are self-published books or magazines that can cover a topic of your choice. Anything your imagination can dream up will work! You can share your story in your very own zine with just paper, scissors, and decorations. What will your zine be about? Get instructions from The Boston Children's Museum.

Five Projects to Turn Your Home into an Art Museum
Calling All Tiny Curators! Try your hand at being an Exhibition Designer, Curator, Preparator, and much more with these five projects for turning your home into an art museum. Get instructions from the Children's Museum of the Arts in New York City.

Build a Time Capsule
What would you like future historians to know about you? Build a time capsule and tell them! Get instructions from the Canadian Museum of History.

Create Your Own Camera Colour Filters
Play with colour and light! This activity has simple suggestions for how you can use things from around the house to create unique colour camera filters. Get instructions from the Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco.

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