Second Sundays is a free program for families that takes place each month at the Museum. Visitors are invited to take a tour of a featured gallery with a Museum educator and participate in an exhibit-based art making activity, often with the help of a visiting artist. Explore the Museum galleries, make meaningful connections to the artwork and build cool creations to take home. Each month we can become sculptors, filmmakers, photographers, animators, dancers and more with projects that are cool enough for kids and still intriguing for older ages.

Second Sundays

Museum is open on the Second Sunday of the month from 1 – 5 p.m.

Second Sundays tours and art making takes place from 2 – 4 p.m.


Join us for an extended Second Sunday program!        
Sunday, March 11 from 1 4 p.m.

At 1 p.m. learn about the conservation of Piping Plovers from writer, artist, and shorebird monitor Mary Birdsong. Birdsong will share her images and stories about this adorable endangered species now living at Presque Isle State Park. Beginning at 2 p.m. visitors can tour Kids as Curators, a colorful exhibit by local middle school students. Visiting artist Kathe Umlauf led one of three regional middle schools in a project to create animal sculptures from found objects. A sculptor known for her ability to connect animal characteristics and the human condition, Umlauf will lead a hands-on workshop, inviting participants to create their own animal sculptures out of recycled materials.

Second Sundays provides FREE admission to the Erie Art Museum from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with tours and an exhibit-based art activity from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. All ages welcome.

Plover Photo credit to Tracy Graziano, PA Game Commission

This video shows what families did in August 2017. The soundtrack was composed by guest artist Naji Adamson. Video produced by Monica Gustin.

For more information about the educational programs at the Museum, contact Education Coordinator Ally Thomas  or call 814.459.5477

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