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.
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.
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
Check the calendar to see all of our upcoming events.
Age: up to 24 months with a favorite grown-up
Spend quality time with your infant as you introduce them to art through multisensory activities and explorations.
Age: 2–3 with a favorite grown-up
Learn about art through imaginative family playtime full of toddler-friendly sensory fun.
Age: 3–5 with a favorite grown-up
Connect to Carter artworks as a family through storytime, hands-on activities, and experimental art making.
Age: 6–12 with family
Discover artworks together through interactive experiences, then let the creativity flow while you create collaborative family artworks.
Age: up to 8 with a favorite grown-up
Join us weekly for summertime stories, hands-on gallery activities, and performances in connection with Carter artworks.