Family Day: Treasure Box

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

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Participants at MCA Family Day April 13, 2019
Photo: Grace Duval, © MCA Chicago


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.

Explore collecting with Chicago artists.

Where do you keep special objects? What makes a space or container special?


Ongoing (11 am–3 pm)

Create a dome for conversation with Territory. Talk about special places with teen urban designers.

Find a costumed character for a pop-up conversation or game created by John Harness.

Bring an important object from home to be photographed and added to our collection. This is part of the Commons Artist Project: blkHaUS studios.

Curate a collection of emotions with Marcela Torres .

Receive an original typewritten poem from Poems While you Wait.

Move your body in the galleries with Ione Sanders.

Join Fieldwork Collaborative Projects for a world-building game to rethinks the MCA as a Park District field house.

Dance-based tours start at:
11:30 and 12:30 for kids under 5 and their families
1:30 and 2:30 for kids over 5 and their families

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


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