Children’s Day at VMFA

May 5, 2024
10am–5pm | Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller 

In honor of the Japanese holiday Children’s Day, or Kodomo no hi, VMFA is pleased to offer free admission to children ages 17 and under to the exhibition Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller. Stop by Visitor Services to pick up your complimentary youth tickets or reserve them ahead of time online with the promo code CD2024.

Upon arrival to the museum, please stop by Visitor Services for each child in your group to receive a Samurai Armor related art activity to make at home and a free Koinobori, (a cloth streamer in the shape of a carp), which is a traditional symbol of Children’s Day.*

Free youth admission to Samurai Armor on May 5 is made possible by a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. Koinobori streamers are provided by SouthState Bank.


*Koinobori cloth streamers are available while supplies last. Please note, the take and make art activity and cloth streamers are in lieu of Open Studio Sunday as the Art Education Center will be closed to accommodate preparations for the Teen Stylin’ runway event.