the gibbes museum of art

Animal Adventures Family Day

February 25, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gibbes Museum of Art

Animal pose yoga, artmaking activities, a photo booth, bunny cuddles and more! Join us for a day full of animals, art, and engaging activities for the whole family. From storytime in the galleries to meeting animals in the garden there is something for everyone. See the full schedule below and please note that some events are scheduled and some are ongoing. 

Free | This program is made possible by the generous support of Art Bridges. 

Family Day Schedule
10:30am-11am | Animal Pose Yoga | No yoga mat required
11am-11:30 | Family Storytime with the Charleston County Public Library
11:30-12pm | Drop-in Art activity with Janellify
12-12:30 | Animal Pose Yoga | No yoga mat required
12:30-1pm | Family Storytime with the Charleston County Public Library
1-1:30pm | Drop-in Art activity with Janellify
1-2:30pm | Photo Booth and Face Painting
1-3pm | Garden Exhibition Booths and Animal Encounters
1:30-2pm | Curator-led tour of Un/Natural Selections
| Traditional Folk Tales with Minerva King (Galleries 8 and 9)
3:15-4:45pm | FernGully film screening | Advanced registration is strongly encouraged

Food and Snacks*
The Riverdogs Food Truck will be onsite from 11am-2pm selling delicious ballpark treats for the whole family.
Independent Grounds will be onsite from 1-3pm selling a sweet pick-me-up with a scrumptious hot chocoalte bar. 
*Food and snacks are availalbe to purchase

Low Stimulation Area
The Gibbes Museum of Art is offering a low stimulation room at the Animal Adventure Family day; this room will be a place of minimal sounds, lowered lights, and comfortable seating. This room is available to all patrons that attend this event, and it will be located on the first floor during the event.

Meet our Partners:
Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge

Charleston County Parks and Recreation
Charleston County Public Library
Charleston Parks Conservancy
-Design the park of your dreams with our interactive exhibit. 
Grow with the Flow Homestead
-Bunny Snuggle Station
Independent Grounds
-Hot Chocolate Bar
Junior League of Charleston
-Diaper Bank donation location
Minerva King - Storyteller
South Carolina Aquarium 
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - Marine Resrouces
-The Marine Resources Division is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's marine and estuarine resources. The division conducts monitoring and research on the state’s marine resources and makes recommendations for the management of those resources. Research is aimed at understanding life histories and the impacts of nature and man on important marine organisms. The division is headquartered at Fort Johnson on Charleston Harbor.
Thomas Photographers
-Interactive photo booth