From banjo classes to puppet shows, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers a wide range of fun and interactive programs for the whole family. Most programs take place in the Taylor Swift Education Center found on the third floor of the Museum. All the programs connect to the museum galleries and exhibitions. See the calendar for a schedule of upcoming programs, activity information, and admission details.
WORKSHOPSDig into the story of country music in hands-on art and music-making workshops. Teacher-led programs are offered every Saturday. During the summer, workshops are also offered on Fridays. Programs include:
Instrument workshops, which offer instruction on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele, and voice. Bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours.
Art programs, such as poster making, costume and instrument design, photography, and more. All supplies are provided and participants can take their creations home or leave them for display on the Taylor Swift Education Center's Community Creations board.
Songwriting 101, a group songwriting experience led by professional songwriters.
Dancing lessons, including square dancing, clogging, and line dancing workshops, which teach easy steps for any occasion.
Drop in every Sunday for art-making fun that is connected to the Museum’s artifacts and exhibitions. During the summer, Creative Zone is open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Song and Story Time is offered on the third Sunday of every month. Designed for learners ages three to five, Song and Story Time explores a different theme each month with a book, song, gallery exploration, and a hands-on art activity.
STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC AND PUPPETRY
Learn about Nashville’s emergence as Music City in a story told by marionettes, shadow puppets, and more. Over thirty country artists appear in puppet form. Presented during the summer and the weekend following Thanksgiving. String City was created by Wishing Chair Productions, the resident puppet theater company at the Nashville Public Library.
Participate in programs when school's out! Local Fall and Spring Breaks, Summer, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and President's Day.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Our musical petting zoo and art activities visit festivals, parks, and libraries throughout the Nashville area. Visit the calendar for an event near you.