Join us for a day of family fun! Create artwork with water, patterns, and science, inspired by Wu Tsang: Of Whales. Deepen connections with the installation through stories of journeys and the deep sea. Learn new techniques for discussing and observing art during our in-gallery pop-up talk, exploring the real-life journey of artist Guadalupe Maravilla. All activities are drop-in, first come first served, space is limited. Reserve free admission tickets online in advance.* 

*On Saturday, March 30, museum admission is FREE for families when accompanied by kids ages 12 and under, with up to 2 adults per family. Tickets must be reserved online in advance. Use the code PLAYDATE when reserving your ticket(s). Advance tickets are strongly recommended; day-of tickets are not guaranteed. 

Wonders of Water in the Art Lab | 10 AM–3 PM

1st Floor, Art Lab 

Explore the intersection of art and science through artmaking inspired by Wu Tsang: Of Whales! Using pathways of water and ink, participants develop unique and colorful designs that move and bloom across their page. Participants are then invited to turn their patterned paper into a jellyfish, or other imagined deep-sea creature! All activities are drop-in, first come first served; space is limited.   

Books + Looks | 11 AM –12 PM and 1–2 PM

2nd Floor, Theater

Join us in the theater for a staff led reading of family-friendly storybooks inspired by journeys and the deep sea. All ages welcome, along with any sea-creature creations from the Art Lab activity!

Kids Pop Up Gallery Talks! | 12 PM and 2 PM

4th Floor, Galleries

Explore art together with a pop-up talk on Guadalupe Maravilla’s Mariposa Relámpago Retablo, 2023. Visitor Assistants will guide you through a discussion and close-looking activity that will provide families with new techniques for engaging with art anywhere! 

Free Admission for Youth

Youth 18 and under always receive FREE museum admission. The ICA is committed to providing access to the art and artists of our time—and we do this with the incredible support of our community. Explore the +1 Membership: a free ICA membership program for youth 0-18.

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