Family Day: Emoji

Free For Families
Participants at MCA Family Day, Feb 10, 2018. Photo: Mikayla Delson, © MCA Chicago.


Chicago artists transform the museum for kids and their grownups.

Talk with pictures and draw with words. Make speech bubbles with Andrew Barco; hide or share secret messages with Claire Arctander; draw comics inspired by Jessica Campbell; 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–3 pm. This season, join us October 13, 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.