Family Visit Tips

Families are welcome at the museum! We hope these tips help you and your family have a safe and enjoyable visit.
Mother and daughter in masks admiring tall painting

How to Talk About & Observe Art Together

  • Ask questions:
    • What is the first thing you see in the painting?
    • Does this artwork remind you of any place you have been?
  • Have fun!
    • Pose like the people, shapes, or lines you see.
    • Make up a story.
    • Imagine what you would hear, smell, or feel if you were in the art.
  • Create memories
    • Let your children choose what interests them.
    • Take time exploring. You don’t have to see the entire museum in one visit!
    • It’s ok if you don’t know much about art.

Tips For Your Visit


All guests must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times throughout their visit. If you don’t have a mask, we have masks available. Children over the age of three should wear masks, too. Visitors who cannot medically tolerate correctly wearing a mask will be asked to return to the museum when the face covering order is lifted.

6 Feet Apart

Please maintain a 6-foot distance from visitors not in your party. Look for the prompts on the floor for help.

Are you well?

If you feel ill or have a temperature, please stay home and reschedule your visit.

Clean Hands

Wash your hands frequently. Automatic hand sanitizing stations can be found on every floor.


We have strollers or wheelchairs to borrow for your visit. Please ask a staff member for assistance.

Food & Drink

No food or drink within the museum. Our café is currently closed. Visitors can bring a sealable water bottle and drink only in the atrium on each floor (no water is allowed near artworks). Bottled water and snacks are for sale in the pop-up shop.

Two young girls sitting on the floor in front of an installation in The Light Show exhibition.

Free for Kids

General admission is free to all youth age 18 and under every day, granting more kids access to art than ever before. The Free for Kids program funds general admission for all children annually and enables the museum to offer $5 youth pricing for ticketed exhibitions.