Join us for a day of family fun! Explore different ways artists think about journeys and movement through flowing art making, storytelling with puppets and music, and the art of Wu Tsang and Igshaan Adams. 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 

Create artwork inspired by the visual experience of Wu Tsang: Of Whales! Using pathways of water and ink, participants develop unique and colorful designs that move and bloom across the page. Learn a new art-making technique and explore the intersection of nature and art! All activities are drop-in, first come first served; space is limited

Go Home Tiny Monster by The Gottabees | 11 AM + 1 PM

3rd Floor, Theater 

Join us for a musical puppet show for the whole family! One day, Sylvie and her family of homespun creatures suddenly find themselves in need of a new home. Luckily, they have an audience full of people who can help them out. Go Home Tiny Monster features The Gottabees’ trademark mix of puppetry, joyously absurd silliness, physical theater, live music, and surprising poignancy. Performance is included in admission, no additional tickets required.

Books + Looks | 10:30 AM + 12:30 PM

4th Floor, Mediatheque 

Join for a staff led reading of family-friendly storybooks, and make connections to artworks on view.  

About the Artists

The Gottabees are a Boston-based ensemble dedicated to creating inspirational, engaging, and empowering theater for family audiences. Their company is known internationally for uniting simple-but-elegant visual theater with astonishing technique. The Gottabees’ stories reflect children’s everyday aspirations, concerns, and emotional experiences.  One of the things that makes us happiest is when we meet children who have seen a show and parents tell us how their child acted out the entire show for weeks after seeing it. This is the core reason why we make theater for young audiences: The Gottabees want children to know in their hearts that they, too, can make theater wherever they are and whomever they are. 

 

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.

Questions? Reach out to us at familyprograms@icaboston.org.