If you think that taking your toddler or young child to a boring old art museum might be a bad idea, think again! There are so many art museums around the country that are not only kid friendly, they are kid geared. So here’s a list of a great art museums to take your kids to on your next fun outing.
The Art Institute of Chicago has mini masters classes for kids to release the little artists in each one of them. There are family art camps where the whole family can get involved and enjoy the day as a family. All of this is in addition to their kid friendly interactive exhibits that are sure to make everyone happy.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is a destination point for all those with little ones. While their art exhibits are interactive too, the Met likes to focus on the educational value of art. With classes for every age group, the Met focuses on the ‘How did they do that’ of the art on exhibit. These classes are tailored for kids so the learning doesn’t take a backseat to the enjoyment.
De Young Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco, which is very kid friendly museum, is another great option for the west coast. The outdoor exhibit features a lush garden with beautiful animal sculptures that the kids will love. And your kids will love the pond and the fish, not to mention the art.
So don’t think that just because you have little ones means you have to miss out on the cultural fun of art.