Plan an art adventure with your family! From tours, workshops, and films to interactive spaces, audio, and food, there are so many ways to enjoy the Museum together. We can’t wait to welcome you to MoMA.
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Scheduled Tours, Workshops, Talks, and Films
Tours for Fours
Explore modern and contemporary art through movement, drawing, and other gallery activities. Kids and adults participate. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Offered on weekends with new themes every month. For age 4
A Closer Look for Kids
Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at art. Kids and adults participate. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Offered on weekends with new themes every month. For ages 5 to 10
Tours for Tweens
Share ideas, exchange opinions, and consider different perspectives about works of art in MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate. Preregistration required. Offered on select weekends with new themes every month. For ages 11 to 14
Family Art Workshops
Get inspired in the galleries, then create your own art in the studio. Kids and adults participate. Preregistration required. Free
Create art in hands-on workshops for individuals with learning and developmental disabilities and their families.
Hear from artists, designers, and others about what inspires their work and the materials and techniques they use. Presentations are followed by a Q&A. Preregistration required. Free. For ages 7 to 14
Watch and discuss family-friendly shorts and animated films. Offered monthly from September through May. Free
Drop-in spaces and activities
The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Family Art Lab
Explore and create in our hands-on space for families. Free with museum admission, and open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Fridays until 6:30 p.m.
To get to The Heyman Family Art Lab, walk across the Sculpture Garden, or down the corridor on the second floor of the Museum (past Café 2), then downstairs to the first floor of Education and Research Building.
Explore This! Activity Stations
Find fun and engaging activities in the galleries. Choose the art and activities that interest your family and move at your own pace. Free with Museum admission
The Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab
Engage and unlock your creative potential through art experiences and conversations. Drop-in or explore the daily program schedule. Recommended for ages 10+
Print and audio guides
Family Activity Guide
Take a look inside for things to do at the Museum, helpful tips, and ideas for looking at art with your kids. Pick up a copy at the Heyman Family Art Lab or any info desk.
Audio guides for kids
Explore art with audio for kids that encourages looking closely, poses questions, and shares information about MoMA’s collection. Pick up a free audio guide at MoMA Audio desks on the first, second, and fifth floors. Available in English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, Português, 한국어 (Korean), 日本語 (Japanese), and 中文 (Mandarin). For ages 5 and up
Make the most of your visit
Before you arrive
Save time and avoid lines by buying your tickets online. You can even book free admission tickets for kids 16 and under.
Talk to your kids about what they might see. At MoMA you can explore paintings, photographs, sculptures, films, design objects, performances, drawings, prints, and architectural models. Modern and contemporary artists often push the limits of what art can be—look for things that surprise you.
Find out about exhibitions that might interest you and your family.
Check the calendar and make plans to attend a free Family Program (Museum admission not required for families of up to two adults and up to three children). You may also schedule a paid private tour for your family through Groups and Tours.
When you’re here
Pick up a free Family Activity Guide from info desks on every floor and a free audio guide at audio desks on the first, second, and fifth floors.
Look for digital screens in the lobby that tell you about what’s on view and today’s programs, including family tours and activities.
Visit The Heyman Family Art Lab, an interactive space located on the first floor of the Education and Research Building.
Stop by The Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab for a drop-in activity or conversation with your older kids.
Seek out children’s books and kids labels for select artworks in the collection galleries on Floors 5, 4, and 2.
Help protect the art. Keep at least an arm’s distance from artworks and explain to your kids why they can’t touch (even in the Sculpture Garden). If you have a child under the age of five, hold their hand in the galleries.
Use pencils to draw and sketch in the galleries; colored pencils, crayons, and markers are not allowed. Please have adults carry your supplies when walking through the galleries.
Take breaks. Alternate time in the galleries with visiting the Sculpture Garden, the Heyman Family Art Lab, and lounges on the first, second, and third floors.
Have something to eat and drink—but not in the galleries. A kids’ menu and high chairs are available in Café 2, on the second floor. The café in the Sculpture Garden is open seasonally. You can enjoy your own snacks on the east side of the Sculpture Garden, the lounge on Floor 2, and in the Education and Research Building lobby.
Strollers are welcome in the Museum, but for your safety are not allowed on escalators. Baby-changing stations are located in the women’s and men’s restrooms, near the escalators on each floor. Private, all-gender restrooms with baby-changing stations are located on Floors 1, 3W, 5, and T1.
Browse the Museum Store for creative gifts for kids, including our very own line of art-making kits, children’s books written by MoMA educators and curators, and more.
Phone: (212) 708-9805
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Family Programs are made possible by The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Family Endowment Fund.
Generous funding is provided by The William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund and Brett and Daniel Sundheim. Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.
MoMA Audio is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.