Cherry Blossom Family Zone

Media - 1967.59.931 - SAAM-1967.59.931_1 - 79950

William H. Johnson, Blossoming Trees, ca. 1935-1938, oil on burlap, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.931

Celebrate spring and the return of cherry blossom season with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. For the 11th year in a row, SAAM has partnered with the National Cherry Blossom Festival to bring you fun family activities and programming. 

Get creative with your favorite seasonal crafts and coloring pages based on artworks from our collection. Then, watch a musical performance by the Masayo Ishigure and Miyabi Koto Shamisen Ensemble. There is fun for the whole family! 

Show us your creativity! Please share a picture of your completed creations by using #SAAMFamilyZone on social media.

This series of activities is presented as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Family Zone Activities


Get creative with seasonal crafts! Click on a craft image below to download a step-by-step instruction sheet. Share your final piece with us @americanart 

Scavenger Hunt

Go on a springtime scavenger hunt and take in the beauty of the changing season! How many signs of spring can you find?


Enjoy coloring pages of springtime artworks from SAAM’s collection! Click on the name of an artwork below to download your coloring page.


Enjoy musical performances by Masayo Ishigure and the Miyabi Koto Shamisen Ensemble