Family Days

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

Arbor Day Festival


Arbor Day Festival

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. 


Join us for a creative afternoon in celebration of the exhibition Rooted: Trees in Contemporary Art. A family-oriented, free event featuring: hands-on artmaking projects, dance performances, a scavenger hunt, tree activities with Canopy, and food trucks. Activities are appropriate for all ages.

1-5 p.m. Art-making activities inspired by trees, led by Art Center teaching artists

1-5 p.m. Canopy’s Exploration Station and Ask-the-Arborist Table: Children discover the world of trees at Canopy’s hands-on exploration station, while adults can talk with certified arborists

1-5 p.m. Photography Scavenger hunt with prizes!

1-5 p.m. Tree Climbing with the Tree Circus: There’s no better way to celebrate California’s Arbor Week than roped tree climbing
(For children ages 6-14)

1-5 p.m. Kusamura Bonsai Club will showcase and teach the art of bonsai trees

2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Canopy Family Tree Walks

2.30 p.m. & 3.30 p.m. Canopy Fruit Tree Workshops for Adults

3 p.m. & 5 p.m. Live Dance Performances and Workshops with the Sarah Bush Dance Project

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Rinconada Library: Arbor Book Display and an Arbor Coloring Station

This event is in collaboration with Canopy, the Palo Alto Libraries and Kusamura Bonsai Club. All Family Days are free, thanks to the support of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. Join the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation today!