RAFFMA for Families

RAFFMA is the perfect place for family outings and family-friendly events. Bring the kids in for a visit (museum admission is free), schedule a free docent-guided tour, or come enjoy one of RAFFMA's several family-oriented workshops.

RAFFMA for Families


Art Exhibition Opening Receptions

RAFFMA exhibits several art shows each year. The museum celebrates each show with a reception that is free and open to the public. Parking $6. Receptions are usually held on Saturdays or Thursday evenings.



When: October

This fun-filled, family-friendly night at the museum will be held for one evening in late October. RAFFMA turns down the lights and strings up the cobwebs for an educational evening inspired by the museum’s permanent display of ancient Egyptian artifacts. This Halloween-alternative event consists of a spooky night tour, a museum scavenger hunt, crafts, and a costume contest. Guests are strongly encouraged to come dressed in their spookiest attire.

Admission to the event ranges from $5 - $15, free for Friends of RAFFMA. Parking $6.

All visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


CSUSB Arts & Music Festival

When: Friday evening in May

The CSUSB Arts & Music Festival is a campus-wide event that includes two stages of music (Latin Jazz and Best of the Bands) and an art fair of local artists exhibiting and selling their artwork. The festival also includes art exhibitions, art making demonstrations, theater performances, kids’ crafts, and food trucks. This event is free and open to the public. Limited free parking is available.

Kids Discover Egypt: 2-Day Art Workshop

When: July


Each year the RAFFMA organizes Kids Discover Egypt: 2-Day Art Workshop. This popular program for children ages 9-12 draws students from neighboring communities throughout San Bernardino County. The workshop includes many hands-on activities and a special tour of the art museum's extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities.

Participating students learn about Egyptian history, culture and art. Led by CSUSB faculty, RAFFMA staff, and trained docents, children participate in a variety of art projects including a staged-archeological dig, molding clay figurines and making beads out of authentic ancient Egyptian molds.

Space is limited. Registration form and a workshop fee are required. Friends of RAFFMA and CSUSB students, staff, and faculty receive a discount. Registration forms are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.


Check our Events page for special exhibitions-based programing.