Heyman Family Programs

Whether onsite or at home, there are plenty of ways to get creative with MoMA. Come have an art adventure with your family at the Museum, or join us for live, online programs, follow along with art making videos, and get ideas for creative play activities.

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Tips for family visits

Make new discoveries as a family in our spacious galleries and Sculpture Garden. Kids 16 and under get free admission, plus access to free audio, activity guides, and kids labels. Learn more about visiting safely.

Talk to your kids about what they might see. At MoMA you can explore paintings, photographs, sculptures, films, design objects, performances, drawings, prints, and architectural models. Modern and contemporary artists often push the limits of what art can be—look for things that surprise you.

Look for kids labels on floors 2, 4, and 5, and use your own device to listen to kids audio stops (more information below).

Ask for help! Visitor Engagement staff and security officers are here to answer any questions or direct you where you’d like to go.

Help protect the art. Keep at least an arm’s distance from artworks and explain to your kids why they can’t touch (even in the Sculpture Garden). If you have a child under the age of five, hold their hand in the galleries.

Use pencils to draw and sketch in the galleries; colored pencils, crayons, and markers are not allowed. Please have adults carry your supplies when walking through the galleries.

Take breaks. Alternate time in the galleries with visiting the Sculpture Garden and lounges on the first, second, and third floors.

Have something to eat and drink—but not in the galleries. A café in the Sculpture Garden is open seasonally. You can also leave the Museum to enjoy a snack in one of the courtyards nearby or grab a family-friendly meal.

Strollers are welcome in the Museum, but for your safety are not allowed on escalators.

Baby-changing stations are located on each floor, including private, all-gender restrooms on Floors 1, 3W, 5, and T1.

MoMA Audio: Kids

A view of the second-floor collection galleries. Shown:  Wolfgang Tillmans. MoMA Installation (1986–1998). 2012. The Family of Man Fund, Carol and David Appel Family Fund, and Committee on Photography Fund. © 2020 Wolfgang Tillmans. Photo: Noah Kalina

MoMA Audio Kids Collection playlist

Explore art with audio for kids that encourages looking closely, poses questions, and shares information about MoMA’s collection. Available with your own device and headphones in English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, Português, 한국어 (Korean), 日本語 (Japanese), and 中文 (Mandarin). For ages five and up.

Collection Kids playlist
MoMA Audio Automania Kids Playlist (English only)

Hey Kids! Activity Guide

Print and bring this guide for movement, writing, and drawing activities to do in front of artworks at the Museum.

Download the guide for your device

Automania kids guide

Sketch, search, and imagine as you explore the Automania exhibition in the galleries and Sculpture Garden using this guide (in English and Spanish). Available on Floor 1 or online.

Download the guide for your device

Guía de Automanía para niños

Dibuja, busca e imagina a medida que exploras la exposición Automanía en las galerías y el Jardín de esculturas utilizando esta guía (en inglés y español). Disponible en el piso 1 o en línea.

Descarga la guía para tu dispositivo

For Kids labels

Discover artists’ processes, search for materials, and consider big ideas about art in labels for kids throughout Floors 2, 4, and 5. For ages five and up.

Programs and events

Join us for in person events and online programs for kids and families on select dates. Check the calendar for more information.

At-home activities

Faith Ringgold. Seven Passages to a Flight. 1995.

Find activities to spark creativity and fun—from art making to film screenings to book ideas. Plus, watch on demand programs for kids on our YouTube playlist and Facebook page—from art workshops to talks with artists.

Learn more

Art kits and books for kids

From educator-designed art making kits to artist-focused books, shop all we have for kids at MoMA Design Store.

Check out #MuseumfromHome highlights on MoMA Design Store’s Instagram for book readings and activities for kids.


Contact Us:
Phone: (212) 708-9805
Email: [email protected]


Volkswagen of America is proud to be MoMA’s lead partner of education.

Family Programs are made possible by The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Family Endowment Fund.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.

MoMA Audio is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.