For Families

The Wex is truly an inspiring and smart spot in Columbus that welcomes your whole family together to shop, get a quick bite to eat, see an exhibition, catch a movie or take in a show. Your visit will be unlike anything else in town and is ideal for sharing time and experiences together along with being educational and exploratory.

Programs for Families

A woman and a child do crafts.


Super Sunday presents all ages the opportunity for free gallery admission and roving docents to answer your questions along with an afternoon open studio in Mershon Lobby. Local and regional artists are invited into the Wex to infuse the afternoon with their creative take on our current exhibition. Our goal is to help visitors interact with the materials and studio process of artists on view in our galleries and encourage visitors to become more familiar with contemporary artists in our own city. Sometimes featuring live musical performances, you never quite know what you will get to dabble in. Bring the people you love to hang out with and come to meet new friends.

  • Find out about Super Sunday events here.


A woman helps a child with a craft.


Look for various “ZOOM seal-of-approval” events, activities, book readings and signings, performances and shows through-out the year in our calendars and on our website. Look for the ZOOM logo to find stuff that is great for kids and families and has been curated by the Wexner Center for the Arts Education Department with kids and families in mind.


Parents with their children enjoy films at Zoom: Family Film Festival.


Join us every December for ZOOM Family Film Festival, featuring films created specifically for international family audiences and focusing on a child’s experience or perspective. Come in your pajamas Saturday morning for a bowl of cereal before heading into the movie theater to watch a program of surprising shorts from all over the world. That afternoon, films continue alongside a family studio experience in Mershon Lobby and opportunities to experience our exhibitions. An ice cream social tops off ZOOM Saturday.


Actors on stage for a theater production


At least once a year the Wex presents a performing arts experience with as much international renown and cutting edge experimentation as our mainstage presentations: but created with a child audience in mind. Come as a curious family to experience something truly different together.