Family Day: Morph

Free For Families

Featured images

Families contribute to a giant friendship bracelet with Claire Arctander at an MCA Family Day. Dec 9, 2017
Photo: Grace Needlman
A one-of-a-kind FrankenToy created at a FrankenToyMobile workshop
Photo courtesy of the FrankenToyMobile
Participants at MCA Family Day, May 12, 2018
Photo: Meg Noe


Chicago artists transform the museum for kids and their grownups. Shape-shift, change places, and transform.


Ongoing (11 am–3 pm)

FrankenToyMobile: Reuse old toys to make new ones.

Lindsey Barlag Thornton: Embody Enrico David’s sculptures.

Efrén Arcoiris: Create a transforming installation.

Public Prompt: Write questions to MCA staff.

And more!

Family Days are free monthly programs for kids and their grownups. Enjoy free admission while taking part in workshops, open-studio sessions, gallery tours, and performances, all designed and led by Chicago artists.

Join us the second Saturday of every month through the spring, from 11 am to 3 pm. This season’s Family Days are November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11.

Family Days are organized by Grace Needlman, Manager of Youth and Family Programs, and Ellen Chu, Coordinator of Family, Youth, School, and Teacher Programs.


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

Additional generous support is provided by Here Foods and Bai Brands.