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New Year, New Art

Free (for families)

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Family Days take place every Second Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm at the MCA. Admission to Family Day is free for families with children 12 and under. Activities are appropriate for all ages unless otherwise noted.

PROGRAM

INVENTION CONVENTION
Main floor

Create a topsy-turvy obstacle course and watch as your marbles go flying.

IT'S A SECRET!
Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Education Center, ground floor

Wrap your deepest secrets in twine and cloth and leave everyone wondering what's hidden inside. This project is inspired by Christo's Orange Store Front (1964–65), on view on the fourth floor.

RESOLUTION JUNCTION
Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Education Center lobby, ground floor

Store your new year's wishes in containers you decorate with sand and ribbon.

WHOLE FOODS
Main floor

Enjoy some of your favorite refreshments and decorate cookies with Whole Foods.

Featured image

Family Day, Nov 2007 Photo © MCA Chicago

Tips

Join the MCA today to save 20% on your new membership. For more information, visit the admission desk.

Enjoy kid-friendly menu items at Puck's.

Diaper-changing stations are located in the ground-floor restrooms.

Caretakers may accompany children of the opposite sex in the restrooms in Puck's.

Strollers are available at coat check.

Books, games, and toys can be purchased in the kids' section of the MCA Store.

Funding

Support for Family Programs is provided in part through the MCA Women's Board Family Education Initiative. Additional support is generously provided by the Mericos Foundation.