For Families

Getting kids interested in art is easy. Holding their attention in a museum? Well, turns out that’s easy, too.

Check out our family activities, events, and amenities designed to encourage art exploration, inspire curiosity, and spark creativity.

Something for Everyone

If you’re looking for ideas of things to do with kids while you’re here, we’ve got you covered, from hands-on activities to interactive totes!

A family sits on a sofa at the Carter working on an art activity.

Things to Know

  • Restrooms and water fountains can be found on both floors. Changing tables are located in both the men’s and women’s bathrooms.

  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the galleries.

  • You are welcome to nurse or bottle-feed anywhere in the museum. If you prefer a private location, ask at the Information Desk.

  • If you have a stroller, both entrances and all floors of the museum are stroller accessible. If you need one, the museum offers free strollers on a first-come, first-served basis. Please stop by the Information Desk to borrow one.

  • You may wear a baby on your front, side, or back in the museum.

  • Prepare for your visit with a social narrative—a guide of what to expect and things to do on a trip to the Carter.

    View social narrative

  • If you need a break or a place for little ones to be interactive, stop by our Family Pop-Up Space on the second floor.

    The Family Pop-up Space currently has enhanced cleaning protocols:

    • All hard surfaces disinfected daily
    • All soft surfaces (books, dress-up clothes, pillows) rotated every 24 hours
    • Sanitized art supply packets
    • Sanitizing station available for individual use
  • Children and their favorite adult can have fun exploring different themes in the galleries with activities that invite you to look, play, make, and do. These interactive bags are available from the Information Desk beginning September 1.

    Due to rising Covid-19 numbers in the area, the ARTivity Totes will follow these enhanced cleaning protocols:

    • All hard surfaces (game pieces, pencils, etc.) disinfected after each use
    • All soft surfaces (fabric, stuffed animals, bags) rotated every 24 hours