Due to construction, Museum parking may be limited at the time of your visit. Look for additional parking in free or metered spaces along nearby streets.
Museum School Open House and Hands ON! Second Saturdays

Museum School Open House and Hands ON! Second Saturdays

The Hands ON! on Second Saturdays program offers monthly free admission, hands-on art activities, storytelling, a docent-guided tour, live performances, and community collaborations.  “Art Investigators” provides children and families with the opportunity to engage with Museum staff and take a closer look at selected artworks while engaging in a dialogue about the selected pieces.  Themes and programs change monthly and rotate through cultural explorations, exhibition connections and community partnerships.  Join us in December for our annual Open House in the E.L. Cord Museum School. Meet some of the Museum School instructors and enjoy hands-on art activities!


10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
10 am – 4 pm | Museum School Ceramic Wheel Throwing Demonstrations
10 am – 4 pm | Paint Your Own Nevada Ornament
10 am – 4 pm | Drop-in Drawing in the Studio
10 am – 4 pm | Screenprint Holiday Cards
10:30 am – 3 pm | Paper Marbling Demonstrations 
10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
10:45 am | Van Gorder Elementary School Honor Choir – Holiday Performance 
11:30 am | Art Investigators: Kid Detectives Look at Art
12:00 & 1:30 pm | Mountain Music Parlor performs Holiday Songs
1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
2 pm | Art Investigators: Kid Detectives Look at Art
2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation.

Additional sponsorship by NV Energy, the Sato Foundation, the Thomas P. Raley Foundation, US Bank, and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission.

Free admission on Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation. Media sponsorship by Entravision and El Sol de Nevada.

Ongoing Programs
December 9, 2017 10 am – 6 pm
FREE General
FREE Members