Second and fourth Saturday of each month

10 - 11am

$5 for one child + one parent or caregiver // FREE for MF Members


NEW! Register for 7 sessions for only $25!


Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents or caregivers are invited to explore, play + grow! Focused on a variety of themes and installations, participants can enjoy story time and work on a collaborative hands-on project. Mini-Factory is a mobile, adaptable pop-up space students can help to build and we use to explore new ideas and concepts.


Upcoming programs include:


September 9, 2017: TEXTURE

Bumpy, spiky, silky... TEXTURE is more than touch! Let's talk, look and learn about how artists use TEXTURE in their work.


September 23, 2017: LIGHT

LIGHT comes from nature, machines, and many different sources, providing artists with inspiring ways to create. Come explore LIGHT at the Mattress Factory.


October 14, 2017: ME!

Loud as a lion, quiet as a clam, strong as an ox... we feel many different ways on many different days. Let's explore self-identity through art at the Mattress Factory.


October 28, 2017: SEASONS

SEASONS bring new colors, sounds, and traditions. Let's explore how artists use the SEASONS for inspiration in their work.


November 11, 2017: COLOR

There is more than meets the eye with COLOR. Let's explore how artists use COLOR to create, to mix and to trick our eyes at the Mattress Factory.


November 25, 2017: INSTALL

Artists transform spaces at the Mattress Factory. Join us for a special program as we explore, create and INSTALL our own artwork at the museum!


December 9, 2017: PATTERNS

Shapes, colors, sounds... anything can create PATTERNS! Let's explore how artists use this technique to make us laugh, feel and think about our surroundings.


Visit the MF Calendar to see the most up-to-date information regarding Mini-Factory programs!