MacNider Art Museum programs

Museum Tours


Guided group tours of the MacNider Art Museum and its exhibitions are provided by trained volunteer docents (gallery guides). Groups interested in taking tours, which can be tailored to the group, are asked to make arrangements at least two weeks in advance of the desired tour date. Please secure bus availability with your school or organization before making tour reservations.



Museum Classes


The MacNider Art Museum Education Department offers 3 sessions of classes per year. Fall classes run from mid-September through mid-December; Winter/Spring classes begin in mid-January and run through May; Summer classes are held from mid-June through August.


Any child from age 2 through grade 8 may enroll in a class at the appropriate age level. High school students may enroll in adult classes.  Periodically, parent-child or intergenerational workshops are offered. Classes vary from pottery, weaving, and puppets to calligraphy, painting, and sculpture.



MacNider Kids’ Club


Kids’ Club is an activity-based exploration of the visual arts and the treasures of the MacNider Museum for children ages 5 through 12! Those interested in becoming a member of Kids' Club can stop by the MacNider Art Museum to sign up and receive their membership card or register at any North Iowa First Citizens National Bank location.  First Citizens' Power Saver Club, the official sponsor of MacNider Kids' Club, provides all Kids' Club programming free!  Kids’ Club is designed especially for you!  Through special mailings, programs, and collector cards you will discover that art can be fun!



Museum Programs


The MacNider Art Museum host special events throughout the year.  Our calendar is updated weekly so you will always know the latest exciting events.