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The Art Of Cherishing Children

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is noted for the number and variety of programs offered to children and teens.

The museum’s smART zones provide a family-friendly area to creatively explore art and art-making in the galleries using IPad technology.

The museum’s smART zones provide a family-friendly area to creatively explore art and art-making in the galleries using IPad technology.

When you enter the galleries of the Vero Beach Museum of Art, you are just as likely to encounter a youngster sitting on a beanbag chair making art on an iPad as to see an equally absorbed adult studying a priceless painting. And you are just as likely to see a docent leading a tour of young mothers with tots in strollers as you are to see that docent conducting a tour for residents of a retirement community. While the docent may talk to the latter group about the exhibition in one way, she will engage the mothers in another way, emphasizing to them how to talk to their children about art. 

At the museum children are cherished, encouraged and appreciated. This unique perspective didn’t happen by chance. Indeed families might have judged the stately structure too intimidating to enter had the leadership not recognized from the beginning that its mission was to educate and its audience was to include all ages.