Family Programs

Due to Covid-19, all in-person programming is on hiatus at this time. Our education activities continue online through weekly Songwriter Sessions and family programs. Learn more here. A wealth of live performances, interviews, and other programs are available for viewing 24/7. Visit our Watch & Listen page, search our video and podcast archives, and continue to tune in with Museum From Home.

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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.



Dig into the story of country music in hands-on art and music workshops. Instructor-led programs are offered every Saturday. During summer, spring, and fall breaks, workshops are also offered on Fridays. Programs include:

​Instrument Workshops: Offering 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 sewing, costume and instrument design, painting, leather craft, and more. All supplies are provided and participants can take their creations home.
​​​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. ​
​Online Family Programs: Explore the galleries at home with hands-on family-friendly workshops, facilitated by museum educators. Free through the online learning platform Zoom. See the calendar of upcoming online family programs here.


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 a few times per year. Designed for learners ages two to five, Song and Story Time explores a different theme each month with a book, song, gallery exploration, and a hands-on art activity.




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.​

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Learn about letterpress from the staff of one of America’s oldest print shops, Hatch Show Print. Offered monthly, typically on the first Sunday of the month. See calendar for schedule.



Participate in programs when school's out! Local Fall and Spring Breaks, Summer, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and President's Day.




​Our musical petting zoo and art activities visit festivals, parks, and libraries throughout the Nashville area. Visit the calendar for an event near you.

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