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The Columbus Museum offers a wide variety of opportunities for children and families to get hands-on during their visit. Your budding artist can hone their skills at one of our summer camps. Check out our Family Interactive Gallery page for information about Transformations, our hands-on interactive gallery as well as gallery scavenger hunts, family guides, and other ideas to help you plan your family’s visit to the museum

Dream, Design, and Play: The Puppet Project

Contest for children ages 10 and under.

The Museum needs your creative art skills!  Break out your pencils, crayons, markers and other art supplies and design a puppet that you would like to see featured in our Transformations Family Interactive Gallery.  Eight designs will be selected by a panel of judges and made into real puppets that you and your friends can play with in Transformations!  Puppet designs should be turned in on an 8 ½”x11” sheet of paper and should include an entry form that can be printed off from our web site.  All entries must submitted by 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2018.

Entries should be sent to:
Dream, Design and Play
Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31906

Download the entry form and puppet template designs.

Synovus Fall Festival
October 13|10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for our annual Fall Festival, get out your art passport, and join us as we travel the world learning about art and artists who were born or traveled abroad! Stop by the art making stations, participate in our annual costume contest, go on a gallery scavenger hunt, and more! Additional crafts and activities will be provided by Coca-Cola Space Science Center, SPARK Art, National Infantry Museum, Liberty Theater, Passion Works Dance Academy, and Columbus Public Library. Need to take a break from the fun? The food truck court will be back!


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