Family Days at the Palo Alto Art Center

Little girl with her dad and the artwork she created

Spend quality time together at the Palo Alto Art Center. We offer enriching art experiences for children and meaningful experiences for parents. Free Family Days provide festive afternoons of art-making fun for the whole family.

Fall Family Day

Sunday, October 23, 2 - 4:30 p.m. 

1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto CA 94303

Join us for a creative afternoon inspired by our exhibition Fire Transforms. This family-oriented event will feature a real fire truck on display, hands-on, fire-themed artmaking projects, community organization booths, and closing off the event, a fire-themed story time!


  • 2 - 4 p.m. Artmaking activities: DIY Fire Breathing Dragon; Mini Firefighter Truck; and Firefighter Puppet
  • 2 - 4 p.m. Climate Connections activities hosted by Kat Kid Adventures, Engage On, and Canopy
  • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. City of Palo Alto fire truck on display*.
  • 4 - 4:30 p.m. Fire-themed story time hosted by the Mitchell Park Library

*Note that fire employees will be in-service and will be required to leave to respond to emergencies if needed.