Family Day: Sugar Rush

Free For Families

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Families participate in artist led projects during Family Day: Mega Tiny. Mar 9, 2019
Photo: Tori Rice, © MCA Chicago



Chicago artists transform the museum for kids and their grownups. This month, explore highs and lows, sours and sweets.

Live in love through music and drawing with DJ Selah Say.

Make candy stop-motion animations with Gwyneth Anderson.

Create a new language through drawing with James Jankowiak.

Perform a crinkle, drop, and whisper symphony with Amanda Acevedo, Alexis Atwill, Kelsey Chigas, Wilfredo Ramos Jr, and Izah Ransohoff.

And more!


Family Days are free monthly programs for kids and their grownups. Enjoy free admission while taking part in workshops, open-studio sessions, gallery tours, and performances, all designed and led by Chicago artists.

Join us the second Saturday of every month through the spring, from 11 am–3 pm. This season, join us October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11.

Family Days are organized by Grace Needlman, Manager of Youth and Family Programs, and Ellen Chu, Coordinator of Family, Youth, School, and Teacher Programs.


This is the final Family Day of the season. Family Days begin again in the fall.


Support for Family Programs is provided in part by the MCA Women's Board Family Education Initiative.