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Play Day

Our free family series full of art-making, multi-generational tours, and fun!

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Sunday - 3/10/24

10:00am - Play Day


Join us on Free Second Sunday for Play Day!

Celebrate the legacy of long-time San Diego resident Robert Irwin, who created innovative site-specific artworks that explore the effects of light through interventions in space and architecture.

Taking inspiration from Irwin's use of light, we will play with its natural and artificial sources by casting shadows in a shadow puppet theater and learning the differences between translucent, transparent, and opaque objects.

Art activity: Inspired by the radiant glass sculpture Spanish Fan (1995), on view in MCASD’s Sculpture Garden, create a faux-stained glass rainbow with colored cellophane paper and hang them on your favorite window in Prebys Learning Center.



At 10AM, explore our galleries with a kid friendly tour

At 12:30PM, listen to stories, songs, and rhymes in Storytime with Ms. Katia, Librarian On the Go.

From 10AM-1PM, enjoy music, a book nook, and free play on McGrath Terrace. In Jacobs Hall, play with light and shadows with fun, interactive activities.

*Museum admission is free from 10AM – 4PM for all visitors, with Play Day offerings happening between 10AM – 1PM.