See art, try gallery games and family pop-up talks, make and frame a sketch of Boston Harbor, and be dazzled by performances by Boston-area kids.

Performance

Boston Youth Dance Showcase, 1:30 PM
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater
Join us for a dance concert featuring youth from BalletRox, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, and Urbanity Dance—guaranteed to add joy and inspiration to your day. Arrive early as space will be limited.

In the Galleries

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

Casual Family Tours, 2–4 PM
4th floor galleries
Meet our tour guide and together set up a mini-tour for your family including artworks you choose.

Family Pop-up Talks, 2:30, 3 + 3:30 PM
4th floor galleries
Lively, staff led discussions for kids + adults focus on a close investigation of one art work.

Art Making Activities

All activities are drop-in, first come, first served, and space is limited.

Our art making investigations are developed for all ages of children and adults to participate in together; very young children will need adult guidance.

DIY Binoculars, 10:30–12:30 PM
Common Room, 1st floor
Use tape and more to design binoculars to take home!

Sculpture Lab, 11 – 1:30 PM + 2 – 4 PM
Bank of America Art Lab, 1st floor
Find and take in Tara Donovan’s Sculpture Nebulous in our galleries, then create a mini-sculpture using materials that will surprise you.

Sketching for All Ages, 2 – 4 PM
Founders Gallery, 4th floor
Relax and enjoy the view of Boston Harbor while making a sketch. All tools and materials are provided.


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