Second and fourth Saturday of each month

10am - 12pm

$5 per participating child // FREE for MF Members

Includes museum admission.


Let your early learner's creativity run wild, with art and play activities, designed specifically for children ages 3-5. From confetti cannons to turntable drawings, Mini-Factory activities emphasize experimentation and encourage children to explore ideas inspired by Mattress Factory Artists.


Siblings and caregivers of all ages are also welcome to participate!



Upcoming programs include:


December 8, 2018: BEND
Form a wire-wrapped mobile with fabulous finds from our cool trash collection!


January 12, 2019: DOUBLE 

Pull some symmetrical string prints inspired by Osgemeos’ twin collages.

January 26, 2019: TWINKLE

Inspired by The Interstitium, we’re making mobiles that sparkle and shine.

February 9, 2019: PEEK

Construct and view a fantastical scene within the walls of the Mini Structure.

February 23, 2019: ROLL

Can you make a drawing by moving just the paper?

March 9, 2019: COLLECT

Scavenge for treasures to combine and to keep.

March 23, 2019: JAM

Choose some tunes and go with the flow while we experiment with ink drawing tools.


April 13, 2019: LOOK/SEE

Take a closer look at a friend and record the features that make them unique.

April 27, 2019: PATCH(WORK)

Try out some tools of the trade while we pound with mallets, patch with putty and paint with rollers.


Visit the MF Calendar to see the most up-to-date information regarding Mini-Factory programs, and follow the Mattress Factory Education Instagram to see what our amazing participants are creating!