Second and fourth Saturday of each month

10 - 11am

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


NEW! Register for 8 sessions for only $30!


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:


August 12, 2017: REPEAT

Over and over again, artists use repetition to create special effects in their artwork. Get inspired by this technique at this program!


August 26, 2017: MOVEMENT

Art can move and groove in inspiring ways! Delve into the kinetics of art and shake it up in the galleries.




September 9, 2017: TEXTURE

Soft, slimy, or rough, explore tactile and visual senses in art.


September 23, 2017: LIGHT

Light can influence how we feel, how we see, and how we interpret our surroundings. No wonder artists like James Turrell use light as a primary medium!


October 14, 2017: ME!

Use colors, line, shapes, and more to express yourself.


October 28, 2017: SEASONS

Explore the sights, sounds, and feelings that come with each season with our installations and landscape art.


November 11, 2017: COLOR

Learn about how artists use color to influence our emotions and make an impact.


November 25, 2017: INSTALL

Explore artwork that was made just for the Mattress Factory space. Installation art can be anywhere!


December 9, 2017: PATTERNS

Patterns surround us in our world. Learn about different ways artists create and use patterns to convey feelings, set a mood, or shock our senses.


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