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Children and Families
A museum visit can be a great way to spend time with the young people in your life. Click on the links below for information and ideas on how to participate in our cultural community! And when you’re in the museum, pick up a Student Gallery Guide to use in Audacious Freedom!
Macy's Family Fun Days at AAMP
On the second Saturday of every month, gather up the youth in your life and bring them to the museum for an assortment hands-on activities, interactive music and movement workshops, storytellers, historical re-enactors, and more! A Family Fun Day may focus on a particular theme, or may simply celebrate the breadth and depth of the African Diaspora. Visit our calendar for details of upcoming days.
Join us for the following family-friendly celebrations of African Diasporan history and culture!
Martin Luther King Sharing the Heritage Celebration and Day of Service
Celebrated on the Martin Luther King Day Holiday
Join AAMP and the Citizens Join AAMP and the Citizens Bank Foundation as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! Donate food for our ChAAMPs Against Hunger Philabundance Food Drive; engage in hands-on service projects; explore our exhibits; watch great performances at our Community Celebration; and more!
Celebrated on or near June 18th
Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas – one of the furthest corners of the Confederate South – learned that the Civil War had ended and they were now free. Join AAMP for a day of family-friendly activities honoring the fight for abolition and celebrating emancipation! Crafts, music, fellowship, and fun mark this day.
Celebrated between December 26th and January 1st
Kwanzaa, or “First Fruits of the Harvest,” is an increasingly global seven-day celebration of African culture and heritage that acts as a time for reflection and recommitment to best practices for African Diaspora families and communities. Join us as we light the candles of the kinara, discuss the Nguzo Saba, or “Seven Principles” of Kwanzaa, and through music, dance, storytelling and crafts, reconnect with our African roots and recommit to building strong and wholesome communities in the New Year.
Visit our Calendar for exact dates, pricing and other program information.
Looking for ideas for people, places, and events from the African Diaspora to help your youth with a project or simply to inspire their love of learning? Click the link for who and what are on our minds right now, and check back as the list may change!
Passport to Culture Summer Youth Enrichment Program
Is a young person in your life participating in a summer camp or other youth program in the coming Summer? Suggest a trip to the African American Museum in Philadelphia for an educational and interactive experience exploring art, history and culture of the African Diaspora! Youth groups (K-8) participate in a tour of the museum, then participate in movement and/or music-based activities meant to get them active and excited about learning about black history and culture!