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Family Day at the Smart Museum. Photo by Erik L. Peterson.
Family Day at the Smart Museum. Photo by Erik L. Peterson.

Saturday, April 4, 1–4 pm

Family Day: Coke Boats and Floats

Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


In support of evolving public health measures related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Smart Museum of Art has temporarily closed and all on site public programs have been suspended until further notice. Check for updates from the Smart Museum and Wrightwood 659.

Family Days at the Smart Museum are designed to celebrate the creative potential in all of us. With new projects every month, Family Days offer opportunities for kids and their caregivers to create together and connect with one another. Each program is unique, fun, and free, emphasizing invention, improvisation, and hands-on creativity.

This Saturday, turn recycled plastic soda bottles into floatable toy boats! Plus, make “cola gem” necklaces and bracelets and enjoy Coke and ice cream or Fresca and sorbet floats. The activities are inspired by He Xiangyu’s Cola Project on view in The Allure of Matter.

FREE. Art-making supplies and other materials are provided. Family programs are best for kids 4–12, but all ages are welcomed! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.