Join us for a day of family fun! Explore exhibitions in the galleries and engage in activities designed for families with kids to work on together! Get silly with a paper quilling project as a family! Request free admission tickets online in advance*.  

*On Saturday, September 24, 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. Please request your ticket at least 24 hours in advance so our team has time to process your order. Tickets requested day-of are not guaranteed.

Quill Me Silly, 11am–4pm

Inspired by Eva Lewitt’s Art Wall, explore paper quilling techniques and work as a family to make a 3D artwork! Play with shape, color, rhythm, and composition. All activities are drop-in, first-come-first-serve basis and space is limited. 

In the Galleries, 10am–5pm 

4th Floor, Galleries

Our Visitor Assistants (VA) are always eager to talk about the artworks and answer your questions. Pick up a gallery game card to explore the museum as a “Thinker, Maker, Explorer, or Performer.” Great for a variety of ages and for intergenerational audiences to play together. Cards are available on the 4th floor. Questions? Ask a VA on the 4th floor. Only #2 pencils allowed in the galleries. 


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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Your support helps keeps programs like this – both virtual and in-person – free and accessible in this time of uncertainty. If you are able, please consider becoming a member or making a one-time gift to support the ICA. 

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