Southern Utah Museum of Art

Family Programs

Family Days

Second Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Classroom

Family Day at SUMA


Join SUMA for visual and performing arts activities for families and community members. Each Family Day will have a hands-on art activity inspired by an artist in the gallery or events happening in Cedar City. Families and friends can create art together and learn about multiple mediums and styles. Families can drop by anytime between 2 and 4 p.m.

Sponsored by Zions Bank, this program is free and open to the public.


September 14: Al Farrow

October 12: All Aboard for Art! 

November 9: Compendium

December 14: There's Snow Place Like SUMA! 

Wonder Wednesdays

Third Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Classroom


Join SUMA for a new collaborative program called Wonder Wednesdays, which includes several community partners! This new program is held in conjunction with early out Wednesdays for elementary schools 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 Frehner Museum of Natural History (fourth Wednesday). On third Wednesdays, SUMA will celebrate an artist in the museum with an art activity and information about each artist.

  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December 18

Create Playdate

Create PlaydateSelect Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Classroom
Visit SUMA for a special storytime and hands-on creative activity in theater, dance, music, or visual art. Each Create Playdate is about 45-minutes long and is geared toward preschool children (ages 3 to 5) and their parents or guardians. Every art-related book read at Create Playdate is followed by a make-n-take activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The program is free and open to the public.

September 25 - Young Frank, Architect by Frank Viva

October 30 - 30th Train Song by Diane Siebert

December 4 - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

*Please note there will be no Create Playdate in November due to Thanksgiving. 


Day of the Dead Celebration

Day of the Dead

Saturday, November 2, 2—6 p.m. 

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

After last year’s success, the community is invited to celebrate Day of the Dead around the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts! Participants can expect a variety of hands-on activities, face painting, storytelling, live performances including Ballet Folklórico, and much more. Vendors will provide traditional foods including street tacos, pan de muerto, and atole. In connection with the cultural celebration, juried artwork inspired by Monarch butterflies will be on display in the Rocki Alice Gallery from October 14 through November 9.

This event is free and open to the public through collaboration with Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, SUU Art and Design, SUU Center for Diversity and Inclusion, SUU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, SUU Languages & Philosophy, SUU Latino Student Association, SUU Student Programming Board, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and SUU Alumni and Community Relations. 


A Very SUMA Holiday: Winter Solstice Celebration

Friday, December 20, 4 - 7 p.m. 

Join us in a community celebration of the shortest day of the year with a late night at SUMA! We’ll have activities for all ages in the classroom and gallery, light refreshments, live music performances, and storytelling! Our SUMA Shop merchandise will also be 25% off during this event.