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Family Day

A family happily draws together at a coloring station.
Stop by our coloring stations to create your own version of works on view in the galleries. Photo: Jarvis Subia.

Special Event

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Please join us at the Harvard Art Museums for an afternoon of family-friendly activities open to all ages. Explore the museums with scavenger hunts; use your eyes, mind, and imagination to engage deeply with works on view; and create cardboard sculptures in the Materials Lab makerspace inspired by Louise Nevelson’s Total Totality II.

Advance registration for this event is encouraged, but walk-in visitors are always welcome. Please note that space may be limited due to capacity. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 14, beginning at 10am.

Sign-up for certain activities during the day, such as art-making workshops, will occur on-site and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To plan your visit, please refer to the schedule below:

Cardboard Construction Makerspace
Materials Lab (Lower Level)
Space may be limited due to capacity.

Spotlight Tours of Louise Nevelson’s Total Totality II (recommended for ages 3–8, but all ages are welcome)
On-site sign-up required
Meet by the Family Day Table (Lower Level) for your tour

Artful Workshops (recommended for ages 5–8, but all ages are welcome)
On-site sign-up required
Meet by the Family Day Table (Lower Level) for your workshop

Coloring Stations
Lower Level

Visit the museum website for the latest family visit guidelines and parking information.

The Harvard Art Museums are now offering free admission every day, Tuesday through Sunday. Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.