Educator Workshops

Special in-training workshops, related to exhibitions on display, are offered throughout the year for teachers. These classes provide instructional information to apply directly to the classroom and assist in pointing the teachers to subjects that will stimulate student learning through direct computer research, hands-on projects and speculative subjects.


First Sunday Family Festivals

Join us for Family Festival activities in the Key Courtyard on the first Sunday of every month. Family Festivals activities remain free, as does admission to the KIdseum, an interactive children’s museum.

Thank you to the Nicholas Endowment for sponsoring our Family Festivals on the first Sunday of each month. Regular museum admission will apply on Free Family Festival day. The Target Corporation is no longer sponsoring free admission to the museum on the first Sunday of the month.

Santa Ana Sundays

Bowers offers free admission to all Santa Ana residents on Sundays through a generous donation in memory of Dorothy Goerl and courtesy of the Lockhart Family. Santa Ana residents will need to provide proof of residency through an ID, driver's license or utility bill.

Cultural Trunks

Kidseum Cultural Art Trunks, rented out for a small weekly fee, are designed to create a mini-gallery in the classroom. The trunks include materials related to their theme, such as hands-on art objects, lesson plans, videos, and books.

After-School Learning Center

Kidseum offers a free after school program for Santa Ana children grades 3rd-8th (younger siblings K-2nd will be considered). Each day Kidseum Educators spend one hour assisting students with their homework. Children also participate in visual and performing arts activities that help boost children's confidence, creativity, and communication skills. Students visit the Bowers Museum's exhibitions and are lead on tours by docents. In addition each week a professional artist or guest visits the after-school program to lead a unique activity.

Each month there is one parent meeting about important topics suggested by the parents. Refreshments and child care are provided during the meetings.

We currently have openings, for more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.480.1520. Applications available below or at Kidseum on site. Students will not be permitted to begin the program until the application is complete.


After-School Application

Application (English)

Application (Spanish)