Kids rule the ICA the last Saturday of every month, when the museum’s Seaport location fills up with fun, creative, and even zany activities for kids and adults to do together.

Exploring Building Materials

Today we highlight three common materials used to make the ICA building—steel, glass, and wood!

11:30 AM–12 PM and 1:30–2 PM | Steel: Steel Drumming
Grandstand, outdoors
Stop by the grandstand and enjoy the harbor view and the relaxing sounds from the Pan Local Band’s steel drums!

10:30 AM–1:30 PM | Glass: Window Frames
Lobby, 1st floor
Inspired by the many glass windows of the ICA, explore light and transparency by creating your own window frame. What will the view from your window look like?

10:30 AM–1 PM and 1:30–4 PM | Wood: Wooden Collages
Bank of America Art Lab, 1st floor
See how ICA’s architects extend the wood straight from the harbor walk into the museum! Then explore structure and material by creating your own 3D wood collages.

In the Galleries

ICA galleries are open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Our family-friendly Visitor Assistants are always eager to talk about the artworks and answer your questions.

10:30–11:30 AM |Books and Looks
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.

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

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

For more fun, take the Water Shuttle to the ICA Watershed.

Note: ICA Water Shuttle tickets to the Watershed will be available first come, first served during this event, in person only.


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