The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art offers a wide variety of programs for adults, children, and families including:

Art Bites: (in person-socially distant) On the first Wednesday of every month our Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Kate Kunau or our Executive Director Sean Ulmer speaks about an aspect of one of the current exhibitions. This 30-45 minute presentation is free and includes free admission to all of the galleries.

Art Lovers Book Club: (in person) Our long-running book club selects books based on current exhibitions. Anyone can join at any time. It is held on the third Thursday of every month and is free. You can find a complete listing of upcoming books on the events tab.

Guided Meditation:  Led by Noelle Holmes from the Healing Arts Center, guided meditation has a particular theme each month and is held at the Grant Wood Studio all year round. The class takes place on the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM. The fee is $10 payable to Noelle Holmes and the suggested ages are 13 and up.

Family Fun Day: Three times a year the Museum holds a Family Fun Day with activities for all ages to enjoy. You also have the opportunity to view all of the exhibitions for free.

Pajama Storytime:  PJ Storytimes are for ages pre-school through 7 years. We read a story in the galleries and then do a fun art activity. Free for children and their adult companions. Bring a stuffed friend to cuddle with and wear your PJs!

Doodlebugs: Doodlebugs classes are held monthly at the Hiawatha Public Library, Marion Public Library, and the North Liberty Community Library. Each Doodlebugs class has a theme that relates to our exhibitions. We read a story and then do fun and sometimes messy art activity. Free. If you would like to arrange your own art-making class, please contact Erin Thomas at

Summer Camp: Cirque June 12-June 16, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Step right up, boys and girls! Welcome to the greatest {art} show on earth! Campers will take in the spectacle of the Big Top evoked by our exhibition Byron Burford: Ringmaster, and perform their own daring feats of creativity, thrilling stunts of imagination, and some colorful clowning around. It’s open to children ages 7-12. Step right up and grab your tickets early! June 12-16, 9am-noon. $150 per child, or $125 for CRMA members. Thanks to generous sponsors a limited number of scholarships are available for those who qualify on a first come first served basis. To register your child, or for more information, contact Education Director Erin Thomas at Please share this with anyone you might think would enjoy a scholarship for our amazing summer camp!

The Museum's tour schedule is also robust.  Each year, the CRMA offers approximately five tours or programs each week.  For a full listing of our extensive educational offerings, please click here or visit the Events tab.

Tours: A wide variety of tours from school tours to group tours for various organizations and clubs are available throughout the year. If you are interested in arranging a tour, please contact Erin Thomas, Director of Education, at 319-366-7503 x203 or