Families

Whitney Family Programs offer interactive tours, art making workshops, and special events that encourage kids and adults to learn about art together.

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For parents and caregivers with babies 0–18 months

Whitney Teaching Fellows—PhD candidates in art history—lead engaging tours that highlight works in the current exhibitions. Tours are for new moms and dads when the Museum is closed to the public. Crying babies are welcome!

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For families with kids of all ages

Drop in every weekend to try a different art-making project inspired by what’s on view at the Museum.

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Little ghosts and goblins are invited to make art in the Hearst Artspace! Families will create dark and stormy landscape sculptures in celebration of Halloween. Complete a mysterious scavenger hunt in the galleries for a chance to win exciting prizes. Costumes are encouraged!

Free with Museum admission.

Family Tours
Select Saturdays

For families with kids ages 5 and up

Join us for short, interactive family tours of kid-friendly works on view! Learn about art together through lively discussion and fun gallery activities. We will look at artworks in the 2019 Biennial and in the Whitney’s collection.

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For families with kids ages 6 and up

Join sensory-friendly gallery activities and art-making workshops for kids on the autism spectrum and download our social narrative.

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For families with kids ages 5 and up

Whitney educators invite immigrant families who speak any language or level of English to explore the galleries and participate in fun activities.

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