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Art & Science: Free Family Festivals at the UMFA!

It’s a full month of art and science activities for families at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)!
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Every Saturday in March from 1-4 pm, the UMFA will present Art & Science Artful Afternoons in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building at the University of Utah. Free and open to the public, Art & Science Artful Afternoons are sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund. No prior registration necessary.

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Art & Science Artful Afternoons will explore air, fire, water, and earth through art-making activities and scientific experiments for kids and their families, focusing on a different theme each week. The UMFA is proud to be collaborating with many community and University of Utah partners to present this series of family festivals.

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Saturday, March 5 from 1-4 pm: Air

The sky is the limit as the UMFA teams up with the Clark Planetarium and local meteorologist Ralph Patterson to explore air through art and science. Families will design a kite, learn about weather, and count their lucky stars.

Saturday, March 12 from 1-4 pm: Fire

Families will spark their creativity as the UMFA, The Leonardo, and the Salt Lake City Fire Department explore fire through art and science. On this Saturday, attendees will embark on a fiery treasure hunt, make their very own charcoal drawing, and meet their local firefighters.

Saturday, March 19 from 1-4 pm: Water

The UMFA will make a splash teaming up with the Great Salt Lake Institute and University of Utah Civil and Engineering Department to explore water through art and science. Families will make artistic waterwheels, paint watercolor cloudscapes, and investigate water through an aquatic treasure hunt.

Saturday, March 26 from 1-4 pm: Earth

Families will have a groundbreaking, earth-shaking good time learning about earth through art and science with the UMFA, the Utah Museum of Natural History, and the Utah Geological Survey. Kids and parents will create their own clay sculptures, journey through the museum on an earthly treasure hunt, and transform themselves into artistic dinosaur families!

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The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the University of Utah campus in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building at 410 Campus Center Drive. The UMFA’s mission is to engage visitors in discovering meaningful connections with the artistic expressions of the world’s cultures. General admission is $7 adults, $5 youth and seniors, FREE for U of U students/staff/faculty, UMFA members, higher education students in Utah, and children under six years old. Free admission offered the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Weekends, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays.  For more information call (801) 581-7332 or visit


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