Family Programs

Family Days (Virtual)

Second Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Classroom

Family Day at SUMA

 Families in the community are invited to join SUMA in special visual and performing arts activities. For each Family Day program, visitors can expect to enjoy a hands-on art activity inspired by a featured artist on display at SUMA. 

Currently, Family Day is offered virtually through SUMA's Facebook page, Vimeo, or the SUMA at Home website. You can visit SUMA to view art for inspiration and then follow along with the art activity at home. 

Videos are published on Facebook at 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Share your works of art with us on Instagram by tagging us @suma_museum and using hashtag #SUMAatHome 

Family Day is planned by artsFUSION. 

September 12: Stylized Landscapes

Inspired by Jimmie F. Jones (on display until Sept. 12) and Wassily Kandinsky, create your own colorful and stylized landscape painting. This includes a tutorial on how to make your own paint using ingredients from your pantry. Watch the video or download the instructions. 

October 10: Paper Cut-Outs

Paper cutting is the art form of creating drawings or designs by cutting paper with scissors or a sharp knife. In this activity, you will experiment with the processes to create your own paper cut work of art. The video and instructions will be published the week of October 5. 

November 14: Portraits of Women in History

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and the 150th anniversary of Utah women being the first in the nation to vote, we will learn about and paint portraits of women who have made a difference in history, or in your own life. We will explore portrait drawing and watercolor painting techniques. The video and instructions will be published the week of November 9. 

December 12: Activity Coming Soon 

The video and instructions for this activity will be published the week of December 7.




Create Playdate (Virtual)

Create Playdate

Select Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. 

Geared toward preschool children (ages 3 to 5), Create Playdate offers storytime with an accompanying art activity. 

Currently, Create Playdate is offered virtually through SUMA's Facebook page and the SUMA at Home website. 

Videos are published on Facebook every other Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Share your works of art with us on Instagram by tagging us @suma_museum and using #SUMAatHome

Create Playdate is in partnership with artsFUSION. 


September 10 - A is for Awesome! by Eva Chen

September 24 - Sam and Dave Dig at Hole by Mac Barnett



October 8 - Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter

October 22 - Gotta Go! Gotta Go! by Sam Swope



November 5 - Vote for Our Future by Margaret McNamara and Micah Player

November 19 - Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung


December 3 - Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberly

December 17 - Catch That Cookie! by Hallie Durand




Wonder Wednesdays

Third Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Classroom

Wonder Wednesday at SUMA

Drop-in for an adventure and fun make-and-take activities for K-5 students! Wonder Wednesdays involves several community partners, so elementary students always have a place to go during early-outs in Iron County. 

Children accompanied by an adult can drop by anytime between 2-4 p.m. for make-and-take activities or self-guided programming at any of the following organizations: the Frontier Homestead State Park (first Wednesday), the Cedar City Library (second Wednesday), and the SUU STEM Center (fourth Wednesday). On the third Wednesdays, SUMA will celebrate an artist in the museum with an art activity and information about each artist.

Earn an extra prize by attending Wonder Wednesday at each location at least once this fall! Get your passport at any Wonder Wednesday event. Collect a stamp at each location and then turn it in at SUMA to collect your prize! 


September 2020 

  • September 2 - Frontier Homestead State Park
  • September 9 - Cedar City Library
  • September 12 - artsFUSION at SUMA 
  • September 23 - SUU STEM Center

October 2020

  • October 7 - Frontier Homestead State Park
  • October 14 - Cedar City Library
  • October 21 - artsFUSION at SUMA
  • October 28 - SUU STEM Center

November 2020

  • November 4 - Frontier Homestead State Park
  • November 11 - SUU STEM Center (Cedar City Library Closed) 
  • November 18 - artsFUSION at SUMA

December 2020

  • December 2 - Frontier Homestead State Park 
  • December 9 - Cedar City Library
  • December 16 - artsFUSION at SUMA