“Wayne Thiebaud” Family Day events schedule

Sunday, 23 April 2023, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

The “Wayne Thiebaud” Family Day will be filled with painterly delights, edible art and imaginative landscapes. Guided tours for families and an interactive activity booklet will provide playful approaches to the artworks and themes of the exhibition. Young visitors will be able to travel on the story carpet or explore the park with Fred the Squirrel. Numerous workshops will allow all age groups to become creative, ask questions and simply play.

Date: Sunday, 23 April 2023, 10a.m.–6p.m.
Location: In the park (or Room 20 in case of poor weather) and inside the “Wayne Thiebaud exhibition

The Family Day events are included in the price of admission to the museum. Admission is free up to age 25.


In the museum

Languages and times: 

7 x D: 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
2 x E: 11.30am, 2.30pm
2 x F: 12.30pm, 3.30pm

Duration: around 30 min.
Maximum of 15 participants, registration at the information desk





What stories do the images tell? Accompanied children aged three to six are invited to sit on a richly coloured rug facing the works of the “Wayne Thiebaud exhibition to listen to stories and spin their own tales.

Language and times: 

3 x D: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Duration: around 30 min.
Maximum of 15 participants, registration at the information desk

The activity booklet guides your discovery of the artworks and encourages you to give free rein to your own creativity. It is available for free at the museum’s information desk.

Fred leads the way and shares fascinating stories about the park of the Fondation Beyeler and its sculptures. Our hand-held squirrel puppet will enchant children and adults alike.

Language and times: 

2 x D: 12.30pm, 2.30pm

Duration: around 30 min.
Maximum of 15 participantsregistration at the information desk

Workshops in the park

Colourful times! We will mix vibrant pigments from natural materials and compose our own paint boxes.

Time: 10.30am–5.30pm, workshop starts on the full and half hour

Inspired by the park and the view onto its surroundings, we will create imaginative landscapes that will be joined into one large installation.

Time: 10am–6pm

Food colouring, sugar sprinkle and icing will be used to turn cookies into delicious works of art. Permission to eat it all up once done!

Time: 10am–6pm

Comfortable pillows, picture books, little games and big building blocs for accompanied toddlers to relax and engage in playful exploration.

Time: 10am–6pm  


Events & Tips

Art education


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