Fully vaccinated guests may explore the galleries without a mask. We encourage mask wearing despite vaccination status.
We recommend purchasing tickets in advance for Saturday and Sunday admission (non-members).


We support learning through the arts by offering a range of fun programs tailored to meet the needs of children and families.

Interdisciplinary in nature, the programs are a rich resource to explore local and national art and culture from the eighteenth century to the present.


Join the Gibbes Museum of Art for creative fun and exploration, from summer camps and workshops to birthday parties. Work with practicing artists and museum teachers to create your own fantastic artwork, explore the permanent collection, and discover exciting temporary exhibitions!

Kids Camp

Ages 6 - 16

We offer a range of camp sessions every summer that satisfy a variety of interests and age groups. Classes for our youngest students include hands-on activities and games in the classrooms as well as tours of the galleries. For our older students, classes incorporate sketching in the galleries, behind-the-scenes access to Collection storage, and hands-on studio work. For more information and dates check our event listings.

Studio Classes and Family Programs

Studio Classes and Family Programs

We offer after-school and weekend classes for multiple ages and include hands-on instruction in a variety of media, from painting to brush lettering, as well as family programming like Story Time with the Charleston County Public Library. For current classes and programs, please check out the Gibbes Calendar.


For questions or to register over the phone, contact Chase Quinn via email or call 843.722.2706 x241.

The Gibbes Museum of Art exercises great care when selecting instructors. Students take courses at their own risk. Neither the Gibbes Museum of Art nor any of its instructors are liable for any injury sustained. The Gibbes is not responsible for any personal property left on site.