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Family Day: Coke Boats & Floats

Families making art together at the Smart Museum


Out of an abundance of caution and in support of evolving public health measures related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Smart Museum of Art has temporarily closed and all on site public programs have been suspended until further notice. Read our latest update »

Family Days at the Smart Museum are designed to celebrate the creative potential in all of us. With new projects every month, Family Days offer opportunities for kids and their caregivers to create together and connect with one another. Each program is unique, fun, and free, emphasizing invention, improvisation, and hands-on creativity.

This Saturday, turn recycled plastic soda bottles into floatable toy boats! Plus, make "cola gem" necklaces and bracelets and enjoy Coke and ice cream or Fresca and sorbet floats. The activities are inspired by He Xiangyu's Cola Project on view in The Allure of Matter

FREE. Art-making supplies and other materials are provided. Family programs are best for kids 4–12, but all ages are welcomed! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Photo by Erik L. Peterson