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Saturday May 21

12:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location: Kaleideum North, 400 West Hanes Mill Road


$7 in advance for non-members,$10 day of the event; free for members (Children under 1 are free.) 


Museums for All tickets ($3 each) can be purchased at the Welcome Desk the day of the event.


There is one thing most kids love — making a mess!

Kaleideum, with the support of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem, is holding a May MESStival: a messy festival combining art, science, and the music of Big Bang Boom.

Starting at Noon on Saturday, May 21, at Kaleideum North, families will immerse themselves in goo, gunk, and grit to create art and explore science. The best part is parents and caregivers don’t have to clean up. Kids can do all the fun things that they are not allowed to do at home! 

From mud painting and oobleck pools to confetti cannons and foot painting, there will be plenty of ooey, gooey, slimy messes to dive into. Local artists will also be on hand to help guests create collaborative works of art using various media and techniques.

Bring a towel! Kaleideum will provide hoses to clean up outside. The day will finish up with music — at  3 pm, Big Bang Boom — a high energy kindie rock band that plays everything from covers with a twist to funky original rock music — will put on a concert in the Outdoor Science Park amphitheater.