Art and sippy cups go together like…
Actually, they don’t. Well at least they didn’t until now.
Momaha and Joslyn Art Museum teamed up today to launch the museum’s first Stroller Tour. The new family program encourages parents to take their pre-toddler children on a docent-guided of its galleries.
We were tickled with joy that 62 people attended the event.
A few babies snoozed in strollers. Some snacked on bananas and mandarins. You could hear coos or cries through the lecture — pretty much throughout the museum — and that was OK. In fact, such distractions are encouraged as part of the program.
“Mommy and me” events have become increasingly common, with parents able to get massages, learn to swim or dance and hone their cooking skills with their children. Stroller tours is among a growing niche that sells cultural tours to parents who want to mix intellectual stimulation with quality time with a toddler.
It was nice to be around like-minded parents for an hour or so.
Joslyn’s coordinators said they hope the program continues to attract parents who want to experience art with their children.
The next stroller tour is Feb. 20. Space is limited; reservations are requested.