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 2-4)
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.
Spring to Art Camp
March 13 - 17 | 9 am - 3:00 pm | Members $75 for the week; non-members $90 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 5-10 years old.
Call (901)761-5250 to register.
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.
Let’s go outside and get our hands dirty! This fun gardening session will give kids a chance to experience nature up close and learn the basics about planting and garden design. This program takes place quarterly. March 11, June 10, September 16, and December 16 are 2017 dates. Check our event calendar for more information.
Snack and tools included. Reservations required. $10 members; $15 non-members
Family Studio (all ages)
First Saturday of Each Month | 10:00 am - 12:00 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.
Girl Scout Badges at the Dixon
Dixon Gallery and Gardens and Girl Scouts Heart of the South have teamed up to make it easy and fun to earn a variety of badges at the Brownie and Junior levels. Bring your troop to learn about subjects from painting to hiking, while enjoying everything the Dixon has to offer. For more information or to schedule a time to come, please contact Dianna O’Briant, firstname.lastname@example.org, (901)761-5250 ext 140.