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Family Day: Treasure Box


Chicago artists transform the museum for kids and their grown-ups. Enjoy free admission while taking part in workshops, open-studio sessions, gallery tours, and performances.

Explore collecting with Chicago artists.

Where do you keep special objects? What makes a space or container special?


Ongoing (11 am–3 pm)

Create a dome for conversation with Territory. Talk about special places with teen urban designers.

Find a costumed character for a pop-up conversation or game created by John Harness.

Bring an important object from home to be photographed and added to our collection. This is part of the Commons Artist Project: blkHaUS studios.

Curate a collection of emotions with Marcela Torres .

Receive an original typewritten poem from Poems While you Wait.

Move your body in the galleries with Ione Sanders.

Join Fieldwork Collaborative Projects for a world-building game to rethinks the MCA as a Park District field house.

Dance-based tours start at:

11:30 and 12:30 for kids under 5 and their families

1:30 and 2:30 for kids over 5 and their families

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.