Kids rule the ICA the last Saturday of every month, when the museum’s Seaport location fills up with fun, creative, and even zany activities for kids and adults to do together.

Enjoy family time together in our exhibition Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design, plus don’t miss your last chance to be mesmerized by Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors, closing the next day Sun, Jul 28.

Art Making

Weaving Patterns, 10:30 AM–1 PM + 1:30–4 PM
Bank of America Art Lab, 1st Floor
Join artists Brooke Scibelli & Dyllan Nguyen of Non Issue, a Boston-based art studio, and explore color, patterns, and materials and learn different ways to weave and stitch. 

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.

Seaside Sketching, 10:30 AM–1 PM
Common Room, 1st Floor
Check out a drawing board, pencils, and paper and head outside to sketch views of the harbor from our Grandstand.

Performance

Play with ImprovBoston!, 1:30–2:30 PM
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater
Play with the ImprovBoston National Touring Company as they present a family-friendly comedy performance. Arrive early as space will be limited. Theater doors open at 1:15 PM.

ImprovBoston National Touring Company: Building off improvisation’s foundation of support and collaboration, the National Touring Company takes suggestions from your attendees and instantly turns them into comedy. Creating scenes, songs and games on the spot, the performers connect with the audience because they inspire the content. Like improv, life doesn’t have a pre-written script. We have the power to create a positive, supportive and collaborative community filled with respect and understanding.

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.

For more fun, take the Water Shuttle to the ICA Watershed.

Note: ICA Water Shuttle tickets to the Watershed will be available first come, first served during this event, in person only.


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

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