Kids rule the ICA the last Saturday of every month!

Catch a family-oriented performance of songs and storytelling by the 70-member Boston Children’s Chorus and explore different materials as you create your own works of art. Art-making sessions offered throughout the day are inspired by the ICA’s current exhibition Huma Bhabha: They Live. Activities include a richly layered drawing activity led by Boston-area artist Zahirah Nur Truth and a freestanding sculptural activity led by artist and educator Silvina Mizrahi. For outdoor fun, bring a picnic and enjoy sketching, the sea breeze, and Boston Harbor vistas from the ICA Grandstand.

In the Galleries

Books and Looks, 10:30–11:30 AM
Poss Family Mediatheque, 4th floor
Picture book readings led by gallery staff that make connections to artworks. Best for ages 3-7 and adults together.

Casual Family Tours, 2–4 PM
Galleries, 4th floor
Find our roaming tour guide in the galleries and choose artworks to talk about together.

Family Pop-up Talks, 2:30, 3, 3:30 PM
Art Wall, 1st floor + Galleries, 4th floor
Staff led conversations with kids and adults that focus on a close investigation of one artwork.


Boston Children’s Chorus, 1 PM
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, 3rd floor
Join us for a concert featuring youth from Boston Children’s Chorus. Arrive early as space will be limited. Theater doors open at 12:45 PM. Performance begins at 1 PM.


Our art making investigations are developed for all ages of children and adults to work together. All activities are drop-in, first come, first served, and space is limited.

Expressive Drawings, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Common Room, 1st floor
Meet artist Zahirah Nur Truth as she leads an activity that gives new live to everyday materials.

Sculpture Lab, 11:30 AM–1 PM + 1:30–4 PM
Bank of America Art Lab, 1st floor
Visit the Huma Bhabha: They Live exhibition in the 4th floor galleries and then join artist Silvina Mizrahi in the Art Lab to create your own sculptures using wire, model magic, and more!

Note: The Gottabees puppet performance originally scheduled for this Play Date will be rescheduled for a future date. 

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