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.

Join guest artists Brooke Scibelli & Dyllan Nguyen of Non Issue, a Boston-based art studio, in their final month at the ICA. Non Issue Studio worked with the ICA in a three-month partnership to bring their art and creative process through family-focused workshops at the ICA. For September Play Date: Handmade Moments, Non Issue Studio will be helping families get creative and explore what it means to make something by hand. Come be inspired by the work of Vivian Suter and the artists featured in the 2019 James and Audrey Foster Prize and make something with us at Play Date: Handmade Moments.

Non Issue Studio:
Boston-based multi-media design studio, Non Issue Studio is a collaboration between Brooke Scibelli & Dyllan Nguyen. Joining their interests in various media & processes, they produce distinct handmade objects and lead creative workshops for learners of all ages and ability levels. Workshops blend artistic techniques and relevant concepts for participants to connect with hand-craft and their communities.

In the Galleries

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

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
4th floor
Staff-led conversations with kids and adults that focus on a close investigation of one artwork.

Note: Timed tickets are required to enter Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING. Note that capacity is LIMITED and visitors may not get tickets the day of their visit or may experience long wait times in line. 

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

Tours and workshops are supported, in part, by The Willow Tree Fund and the Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation.