Family Day: Keep it Cozy

Free For Families
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Participants at MCA Family Day: Magic Carpet January 12, 2019 Photo: Torie McMillan, © MCA Chicago

Program Description

Chicago artists transform the museum for kids and their grown-ups. Enjoy free admission while taking part in workshops, open-studio sessions, gallery tours, and performances.

This month, escape the holiday madness and slow down.


Angela James
Listen to live musicians play lullabies.
Performances at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm

Ongoing (11 am–3 pm):

William Estrada
Take a family portrait.

Diana Gabriel
Reflect on 2019 while creating Colombian año viejo dolls.

Hibernation hunt
Find quiet places to meditate in the galleries.

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

Family Days 2019–20

Join us the second Saturday of every month through the spring, from 11 am–3 pm. See below for a list of dates:

October 12
November 9
December 14
January 11
February 8
March 14
April 11
May 9

Families at the MCA

A large group of children and adults gather around a freestanding doorway-like sculpture in a brightly lit gallery space.


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