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

Spend Thanksgiving weekend—one of our busiest—at the ICA! Creep, crawl, climb, weave, and even hang while exploring the exhibition William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects. Create artworks inspired by your gallery adventures in the Bank of America Art Lab and take in a dance performance including all-ages audience participation.


Dance Concert by Peter DiMuro and Public Displays of Motion, 1:30 PM
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater

Family Art Making Activities

Very young chilren will need adult guidance and support.

Ink Portrait Workshops with artist Kate True, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30 PM
Common Room, 1st Floor
Work together with your family on making portraits in this workshop led by local artist Kate True. Recommended for ages 7+. Space is limited, advance sign ups required. First come, first served.  

Art Challenge Lab, 11 AM–1:15 PM + 2–4 PM
Bank of America Art Lab, 1st Floor

DIY Binoculars, 10:30–11:45 AM
Common Room, 1st Floor

Every Play Date includes

Exhibitions on View, 10 AM–5 PM
Have questions? Talk to our Visitor Assistants, always ready to hear your ideas and inquiries about the art and exhibitions on view.
Books and Looks, 10:30 10:45, 11:15 and 11:45 AM
Poss Family Mediatheque, 4th floor
Staff-led picture book readings invite kids and their adults to make connections to art on view and ICA architecture. Best for ages 3-7 and adults together.
Casual Family Tours, 2–4 PM
ICA galleries, 4th floor
Look for tour guides, wearing a lavender ASK ME button, and choose artworks to talk about together.
Admission is FREE for up to 2 adults per family when accompanied by children ages 12 and under. Youth 17 and under are always admitted free to the ICA. All ages welcome; programs best suited for ages 6 and older. Check back for programming details and schedules as program dates approach. 

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