Family Day Activities

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

Join the MCA Family Day community online

Even though we can't transform the museum with joyful making this Saturday, we are excited to keep connecting families with inspiring Chicago artists. Join the MCA Family Day community online for special artist-created activities for all ages.

This Saturday's highlight: a live movement workshop!



Free Street Theater

Water Stories

Explore how artists think about the importance of water, inspired by Water After All. Try out artist-made conversation and activity prompts.

Watch a special video with Katrina Dion and Isabella Coelho about how Free Street Theater artists are sharing stories about water.


Water Stories, with Free Street Theater's Katrina Dion and Isabella Coelho for Family Day Activities, 2020.


Find downloadable worksheets and activity guides below.

Download the Activity’s Worksheet!

Download an Activity Guide for Water After All

The Commons Online

People gather under the ceiling light planters in the MCA Commons.

Looking for more to read, experience, and listen to? Check out the digital extension of our second-floor community space—a place to foster social belonging during social distancing.

Family Activities

Find some of our favorite Family Day activities for all ages that you can do at home on the MCA blog. Keep an eye out for new activities posted weekly while the MCA is closed.


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