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Play Date: Painting Your World
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.
Visit our galleries, find artwork to remember, and try new gallery games. Today’s Bank of America Art Lab family workshop features painting inspired by moments from everyday life. Feel like moving? Don’t miss family yoga, best for ages 5+ paired with an adult.
Painting Everyday Moments | 11 AM–1:30 PM + 2–4 PM
Bank of America Art Lab
Choose a moment from your family’s everyday life then create a painting showing that moment. Best for ages 5+ with adults together. Younger children are welcome and will need adult support.
IN THE THEATER
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater or on the Plaza Weather Permitting
Try some poses and stretching movements while enjoying the seaside view. Today’s yoga sessions are for kids and adults together; one to two children per adult is recommended. Space is limited; please sign up with staff at Family Info Table in the main lobby. Sessions last 40-45 minutes.
- 11:30 AM: For ages 4+ with adults
- 12:30 PM: For ages 6+ with adults
IN THE GALLERIES
- Books and Looks | 10:30, 11 + 11:30 AM
Poss Family Mediatheque
Staff led interactive picture book readings that highlight connections between the stories and art on view or the museum architecture. Best for ages 3-8 with adults.
- Casual Family Tour Guide | 2–4 PM
Take a stroll around the galleries with our roaming tour guide, share your thoughts and questions about the art or find out more about unique features of the ICA building. Look for the staff person wearing a Blue ASK ME button.
- Family Pop-up Talks | 2:30, 3 + 3:30 PM
Lively staff facilitated discussions invite comments from both children and adults while investigating one or two art works in depth. Look for the blue pillows or ask our Visitor Assistants for today’s locations.
- Sketching and Drawing | 12:30–4 PM
John Hancock Founders Gallery or Grandstand (weather-permitting)
Capture the view of Boston Harbor and beyond or draw from your imagination. Guidance about drawing techniques will be provided upon request. For all ages; all tools and materials are provided
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 icaboston.org for programming details and schedules as program dates approach. There is no Play Date in December.
Play Dates are sponsored by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation.