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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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MUSEUM GALLERIES

Pick up an activity folder at the first floor Information Desk, free with museum admission for every guest under 18. Inside the folder, find scavenger hunts and a pencil to explore the museum in a fun way. After your visit, keep your souvenir museum folder, sticker, temporary tattoo, and coloring sheets to continue the country music fun at home.

Exhibitions change often, so visit the exhibits page on the website for current information.

The Taylor Swift Education Center and interactive stations in the Dinah and Fred Gretsch Family Gallery are currently closed due to COVID-19. Check back for updates.

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YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

While in-person programming is paused, explore the galleries at home with hands-on family-friendly workshops, facilitated by museum educators. Learn to play an instrument, create an art project, write a song, and more. Free through the online learning platform Zoom. See the calendar of upcoming online family programs here.

Have a question or would like additional information? Contact us at familyfun@countrymusichalloffame.org

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YOUNG EXPLORER BAG

Designed with the young child in mind, the Young Explorer Bag is an activity bag for free check-out to use in the galleries. It includes fun and educational activities and materials, as well as a caregiver’s guide to the Museum experience. There is a separate bag for the second and third floors of the Museum. We recommend planning an hour for each bag you would like to check out, but you are welcome to stay for a longer or shorter period of time.

See our Young Explorer Bag page for more information.

Please note: Young Explorer Bags are not currently available for checkout because of COVID-19 precautions

MUSEUM INFORMATION AND TIPS

  • Walk, never run, through the museum.
  • Flash photography, food, and drink are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Families should always stay together when visiting the museum. It is helpful to have a meeting place in case you do get separated.
  • If you have questions, a staff member, security guard, or volunteer is always happy to help.
  • Restrooms are located on every floor.
  • The museum’s dining options include 222, Bajo Sexto Taco, and Red Onion, all located on the first floor.
  • Your museum ticket is good for the entire day, so you can come and go as you please.
  • While we cannot guarantee certain times will be slower than others, the early morning (9:00 to 11:00 AM) and late afternoon (3:00 to 5:00 PM) on weekdays tend to be less busy.
  • To find a quiet space, dim space, or seating area, use this family-friendly map as a guide.
  • Nursing mothers: Ask a staff member, and we will help you find the First Aid room or a private classroom
  • Social Story: Use this illustrated guide to help know what to expect during your visit to the Museum. For Online Family Programs, a Social Story is emailed out to participants on the morning of each program.

MAKE THE MUSEUM VISIT A SUCCESS

Museums are great places for discovery. Talk with your child about what to expect from a visit to a museum.

  • Pick up a visitor’s guide at the information desk or box office. It includes a map of the museum and the exhibits. Note that restrooms are located on the east side of the building on every floor.
  • Use a pencil and a sketchpad to record the fun and interesting things you see and hear. Write down topics or points of interest to look up at home.
  • There are many things to see in the museum and it can be overwhelming to do everything in one visit. If you can, come back again to focus on something different. The museum’s membership provides admission access for a year and other perks and discounts.
  • Visit the Information Desk on the first floor to pick up an activity folder, full of fun scavenger hunts to use in the galleries and cool keepsakes to take home.
  • Accessibility and inclusion: Visit the museum’s accessibility page for details about mobility, language, vision, sensory needs, and more. We strive to make the Museum a welcoming place for all, and we want to ensure the best experience for every family’s needs. If you have other needs or questions, please email FamilyFun@CountryMusicHallofFame.org

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