Chicago artists transform the museum for kids and their grown-ups. Enjoy free admission while taking part in workshops, open-studio sessions, gallery tours, and performances.
Explore collecting with Chicago artists.
Where do you keep special objects? What makes a space or container special?
Ongoing (11 am–3 pm)
Create a dome for conversation.
Talk about special places with teen urban designers.
Find a costumed character for a pop-up conversation or game.
Bring an important object from home to be photographed and added to our collection. This is part of the Commons Artist Project.
Curate a collection of emotions.
Poems While you Wait
Receive an original typewritten poem.
Move your body in the galleries.
Dance-based tours start at:
11:30 and 12:30 for kids under 5 and their families
1:30 and 2:30 for kids over 5 and their families
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Family Days 2019–20
Join the MCA the second Saturday of every month through the spring, from 11 am–3 pm. See below for a list of dates: