It’s Halloween-eve! Get inspired by bedazzled and costume-like artworks in the exhibitions The Worlds We Make: Selections from the ICA Collection, Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory, and 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize. Request free family admission tickets for a special activity in the galleries! Explore artworks, interact with Visitor Assistants, then collect a take home art kit! Halloween costumes are welcome, but read through costume rules below to ensure a safe and fun visit*.

On Saturday, October 30, museum admission is FREE for families when accompanied by kids ages 12 and under, with up to 2 adults per family. Timed tickets must be reserved online in advance. Use the code PLAYDATE when selecting your tickets for Play Date admission on this day.

Please note there are no virtual workshops or hands-on art-making programming this month, and the Bank of America Art Lab is currently closed. 

*Wearing Costumes to the ICA 

If you want to wear a Halloween costume to the museum, great! But be sure to follow these rules for a safe and fun visit: 

Items that are not allowed: 

  • Items larger than 11” x 14” 
  • Full face coverings, face masks are required (learn more about COVID precautions and policies here
  • No tripping hazards (like tails!) 
  • No face paint 
  • No plant matter 

Featured Activity

What would make the world a better place for all? Create a Dream Chain to inspire the world you want to build. This month’s featured activity will be available as free take-home art kits on-site at the ICA (quantities are limited), and available to download here.

Graphic of a black tote with the ICA displayed on it carrying art making supplies

More Activities! 

Looking for Halloween costume-making inspiration? Check out the fantastical sculptures in Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory where the artist weaves Mexican sewing traditions with drag, ballroom, and queer club culture. Also check out the below activities for How-To’s and inspiration:

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ICA Kids and Family programs are supported, in part, by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, the Willow Tree Fund, and Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation.