Program Info

Saturday, April 26
10 AM – 4 PM


FREE for up to two adults per family when accompanied by children 12 and under.

Youth 17 and under are always admitted FREE to the ICA.


Play Date: Where the Action Is


Step into our galleries to see work by artists Nick Cave and William Kentridge. Then, create performance art with your family and visiting artist Cathy McLaurin or sketch what you see while taking in the view from the John Hancock Founders Gallery. Also, don’t miss our second annual ICA Idol DIY Performance Day in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, featuring open mic for family participants, at 11:30 am and 2 pm.

The following activities are ongoing and drop-in for all ages with adult support.

Rescue Animal Sculptures
11 am – 3 pm
Make a home for a new friend! Adopt a toy animal then use mixed materials to create a place for it to live.

Nick Cave: Body Work

10:30 am – 4 pm
Use the ICA’s materials bar to decorate Soundsuits and other Nick Cave-inspired designs on life-size coloring-book pages!

Sketching in the John Hancock Founders Gallery
11 am – 4 pm
Enjoy the views of the Boston Harbor and beyond while you sketch.

Contemporary Arts Performance Workshop for Families

1 pm + 2:45 pm
Free tickets will be distributed by Family Programs Staff in the State Street Corporation Lobby. For ages 6+ together with adults; space is limited. 

ICA Idol Open Mic
11:30 am + 2 pm
Perform live on the ICA stage! 

Play Dates are sponsored by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation.

State Street Corporation Free Admission for Youth at the ICA is generously supported by



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