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 mother and two pre-teen children are seated adjacent to one-another in the midst of an art-making activity. The mother is holding a book in her lap and is commenting on the work of the child closest to her.

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. However, you’re welcome to have a picnic on our front porch or enjoy a bite to eat at the Carter’s Food Cart, featuring food by Central Market.

  • 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.

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