Keep Learning and Growing at the Dixon

Experience an environment that applauds personal interpretation and advances creative thought. The Dixon promotes interest in the arts and horticulture through specific programming for children, adults, and outreach groups.

Discover the numerous programs and opportunities in the information below.

Mini Masters (ages 2-3)

Every Tuesday | 10:30 am- 11:15 am | Free for Members, $8/child for non-members

This parent-child workshop is designed for toddlers to explore, shape, texture, color, and other sensory possibilities through art making. Each Tuesday offers a fun learning experience for you and your child, which includes a story time, hands-on art activity, and snack.

Reservations Required as space is limited. Please call Tuesday at 11:30 am through the next Monday at noon. Neither day-of registration nor unregistered participants are permitted. Reserve online.

SmART Kids (ages 4-5)

Every Thursday | 10:30-11:15 am | Members Free, Non-Members $8.

Introduce your child to the Dixon through exciting art and horticulture activities. Each Thursday your child can enjoy science, art, literature, horticulture, and more. Snack included.

Reservations Required as space is limited. Reserve Online.

Kaleidoscope Club (ages 6-9)

Every Wednesday | 4- 5 pm | Members Free, Non-Members $8.

Kaleidoscope Club has a perfect mix of everything the Dixon has to offer. Each week we will feature a project that encourages creativity and critical thinking. Whether it is horticulture, art, or literature, your child will surly exercise their imagination. Snack provided.

Reservations Required as space is limited. Reserve Online.

Children's Workshops

Children’s workshops are offered each quarter. With a variety of media and guest instructors, these workshops spark creativity and encourage specific skills. Workshops are typically held on Saturdays and take place in the galleries or gardens. All supplies and snacks are included. Reservations are required and members get special discounts. Ages vary. 

Family Studio (all ages)

First Saturday of Each Month | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Free 

Looking for something new and fun to do with the family on Saturday morning? Drop in at the Dixon for Family Studio, where families can create magnificent works of art, play a game, solve a puzzle, or explore the world of art through children's books. Each month highlights a different work of art from one of our exhibitions or the gardens.

Family Days (all ages)

Every Quarter | Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Free

Celebrate the Dixon’s exhibitions with your family! Join us for arts and crafts, music, refreshments, games, tours, dress up, and more. Best of all, Family Day is free. Check out the Dixon's calendar for upcoming dates.

Spring to Art Camp

March 21-24 | 9 am - 12:00 pm | $70 for the week; non-members $85 for the week

Enjoy Spring break at the Dixon!  Join our half day camp experience and explore art and the gardens, through hands-on activities, nature walks, and games. Snack provided, registration required, space limited. Full week registration only. Ages 5-9 years old.

Call (901)761-5250 to register.

Coming Up
  • Sunday, May 1 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Tours at Two

    Meet in the Catmur Foyer for a docent led tour of...

  • Tuesday, May 3 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

    Mini Masters (ages 2-3)

    Join Mini Masters and introduce your little ones t...

  • Tuesday, May 3 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Tours at Two

    Meet in the Catmur Foyer for a docent led tour of...

Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Third Thursdays: Open until 8pm
Special / Holiday Hours

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