Family Day: Dig Deep

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


In order to keep our community healthy and safe, Family Day has been canceled.

The museum will maintain regular hours on Saturday and families will still receive free admission.

These cool artist activations will be rescheduled throughout the rest of the school year and summer—check our website and social media for more updates soon!

Featured images

Families participate in projects led by Zakkiyyah Najeebah in Family Day: Magic Carpet January 12, 2019
Photo: Torie McMillan, © MCA Chicago


What places has your family called home and what journeys have they taken? Explore layers of identity and the environment.

Add a song that's important to your family to a soundtrack of ancestors with Mama Fresh.

Decorate a cake-icing sculpture garden with Yvette Mayorga.

Explore geology, collecting, and the human-made environment with Stella Brown. Make your own Anthropocene rock collection to take home.

Leave your mark on an evolving technological landscape with Hugh Sato and Colin Mosely.

Move your body in the galleries with Ione Sanders.

Tell stories in the galleries with John Harness.

And more!

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.