Storytime Begins June 10 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Release date: 
March 31, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art invites families with young children to participate in this summer’s free Storytime series, held every Wednesday, June 10 through July 29, from 10:30 a.m.–noon.

The Storytime program, an annual favorite, connects beloved children’s books with a variety of artworks on view in the Amon Carter’s galleries. Weekly themes are: June 10—Awesome Amphibians; June 17—Marvelous Mammals; June 24—Sensational Sea Creatures; July 1—Radical Reptiles; July 8—Incredible Insects; July 15—Fabulous Fish; July 22—Brilliant Birds; and July 29—Wonderful Water Beasts. Each weekly program will also include art making and a snack.

“We can’t wait for our young visitors to go wild about animals and art,” says Jessica Kennedy, public programs manager. “Mark your summer calendars for stories and fun art projects on Wednesdays at the Amon Carter.” During each Storytime, participating children can register to win that week’s featured books. A drawing will be held at the end of each program; those chosen need not be present to win.

Due to construction, the main entrance and parking lot are closed. Families should enter the museum through the door on Lancaster Avenue. Paid parking is available off Gendy Street in the surface lots at Will Rogers Memorial Center and in the Western Heritage Garage.

Reservations are not necessary, but parents are encouraged to call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org for helpful information and parking tips. Storytime is best for families with children ages 8 and under and their adult companions. Support for this program is provided in part by Galderma Laboratories, LP and Terra Foundation for American Art.

The Amon Carter offers a customized experience for summer school and daycare groups on different days. Please call 817.989.5036 or email schooltours@cartermuseum.org for more information.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers outstanding exhibitions and public programs for adults and children and is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday from 12–5 p.m. Admission is always free. www.cartermuseum.org.