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.

Experience the new exhibition When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art and engage in creative activities inspired by the theme of home with special guests Veronica Robles Cultural Center, Mass Poetry, and poet Jamele Adams, who will perform and lead a family-focused workshop. Details below!

Take a free Water Shuttle to the ICA

Please note: The ICA Watershed is closed for the season, and will reopen summer of 2020.

ICA Water Shuttle schedule from Piers Park to the ICA in the Seaport
Horario de trasbordador acuático del ICA desde Piers Park hasta el ICA en el puerto

11 AM
11:45 AM
12:45 PM
1:45 PM
2:45 PM

ICA Water Shuttle schedule from ICA to Piers Park
Horario de trasbordador acuático del ICA desde el ICA hasta Piers Park

12:15 PM
1:15 PM
2:15 PM
3:15 PM
4:15 PM

In the Galleries

ICA galleries are open from 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 that make connections to artworks led by gallery staff. Book selections inspired by the exhibition When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art. 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.

Art Making

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.

ICA x Mass Poetry, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater
In a collaboration with Mass Poetry, poet Jamele Adams who will lead a workshop and performance inspired by home. The workshop will engage participants in freedom of creative expression through the artistic vehicle of poetry. Write, share, and build community!

Stitched Stories, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM + 1–4 PM
Bank of America Art Lab, 1st Floor
Create a personal pennant that represents you and your family. Use glue or sewing techniques to tell your stories through fabric. Be inspired by the many stories represented in When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art and share your own.


Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 2–3 PM
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater
Veronica Robles Cultural Center, located in East Boston, celebrates the arts and cultures of Latin America. Believing in the power of the arts for social change, they strive to promote feelings of home and community through art and tradition. This interactive dance performances includes traditional dances from Mexico, Colombia, and Peru. Appropriate for all ages!

Note: Timed tickets are required to enter Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING. Tickets are free, and a limited number will be available to Play Date families in person the day of, first come, first served. We recommend arriving early.

Play Dates are sponsored by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation.
Los Días de Juegos (Play Dates) son patrocinados por Vivien y Alan Hassenfeld y la Hassenfeld Family Foundation.

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