Family Programs


Create Playdate

Select Tuesdays, 11 a.m.

Beverly Taylor Sorenson Classroom

SUMA and artsFUSION's Create Playdate program is for all preschool children (ages 3 to 5) and their parents. Each 45-minute creative playdate will begin with a story and end with hands-on creative activities in theatre, dance, music, or visual art. This program is free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, June 19- Meet Me at the Art Museum by David Goldin
  • Tuesday, July 31-A Line Can Be by Laura Ljungkvist
  • Tuesday, August 21-The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

For more information e-mail alisapetersen@suu.edu.


Family Days

Select Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.

Beverly Taylor Sorenson Classroom

SUMA and artsFUSION have teamed up to bring performing and visual arts to life for families in southern Utah. Family Days, formerly known as FANS, will offer activities for parents, children, and grandparents in our community to create together through visual arts. This program is free and open to the public. Families are welcome to drop in anytime between 2 and 4 p.m.

  • No program in May due to Memorial Day
  • June 16 (Watercolor landscapes)
  • August 18 (Monoprints)

SUMA Birthday Bash

July 7, 1-4 p.m.

Southern Utah Museum of Art

Celebrate the second anniversary of the Southern Utah Museum of Art and the opening of James Surls’ Across the Universe Divide with a family-friendly afternoon that promises to be full of fun activities. Attendees can expect a fun make-and-take activity in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Classroom, participate in a collaborative sculpture on the Sam & Diane Stewart Family Foundation Plaza, enjoy live music, and of course, eat birthday cake! The Friends of SUMA membership program will unveil the museum’s new SUMA Families mascot as part of the festivities. This event is free and open to the public.