Video games, neon clothes, and revolution! The 1980s were a time of crazy change from increased technology to the fall of Communism. Stop by for a full day of family-friendly activities, tasty food, and music. Enjoy free admission for the whole family to the NCSML’s exhibit galleries. Come and have a gnarly time!
Summer Family Free Day
Community Art Project with Thomas Agran
Join local artist, Thomas Agran and paint on our Replica Berlin Wall. Thomas will lead a “paint by numbers” type activity where guests will contribute to a mural on the wall installation outside at the NCSML.
Spy Alley Obstacle Course
Participants will team up to tackle our spy training course and eventually take down the Berlin Wall! Two teams will go head to head to see who the best spy organization really is. Using plenty of spy gadgets, each agent will make their way through the training course to hone skills and test their abilities to reach their goal! Participants will even be able to make their own spy badge they can take home with them.
Make your own Marionette puppet and play some of the original Donkey Kong that came out in 1981– celebrating the 38th anniversary!
Summer Family Free Day attendees will receive our NCSML Household membership (regularly $50) for the price of an Individual membership! $40 will get anyone living in your Household a year membership including free admission, member only events, special store discounts, 2 guest passes, and more! YOUR MEMBERSHIP helps make programs like Summer Family Free Day possible! Get your membership today and enjoy all the NCSML has to offer.
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Galleries are open and free to the public
Activities in the galleries and on the lawn
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Galleries are open and free to the public with various activities and crafts throughout
• Tear Down That Wall building block activity (Skala Bartizal Library)
• 80’s Music Videos (WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall)
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Papa Balloon (Anderson Gallery)
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Face painting by Lindsay (Alliant Energy Classroom)
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Spy Alley Obstacle Course
• Paint on the Berlin Wall with Thomas Agran
• Chalk Spray Paint on the sidewalks
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Z102.9 live broadcast with Z-Selfie Station