This summer, we are excited to partner with the Boston Public Library for Play Dates in June, July, and August!  Be inspired by visiting artists and authors during interactive Zoom workshops, and explore the rich world of storytelling. Dive deeper with downloadable activities designed by artists to do on your own time. Ready to visit the museum safely as a family? Explore the galleries with self-guided activities available on-site during Play Dates. 

Virtual Workshop

Fri, Jul 30

Register for the Virtual Workshop today 

More information on visiting author coming soon! Advanced registration required. Participants must supply their own materials. 

Virtual Play Date activities are designed for kids and their grownups to participate together. Workshops will be held on Zoom and will be live and interactive. Recommended ages are provided as a guide, but you know your child best! If you have questions about a particular workshop, don’t hesitate to reach us at  

Captioning is available and slides for this workshop will be provided to everyone. Are there additional accommodations that would be useful to help you fully participate? (e.g. ASL, post-program transcript)? Let us know at

Free Admission for Families

Sat, Jul 31

On Sat, June 26, 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. 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. In-person and all on-site programming has currently been suspended. More details

Explore the galleries with self-guided activities available on-site during Play Dates. 

Questions? Reach us at

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 Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, the Willow Tree Fund, and Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation.