Kids & Families

Explore the Brooks Museum as a family! We welcome children of all ages and their caregivers to engage with the visual arts and have fun together. Let us help you create an exciting day of fun at the Brooks.

Interactive Family Guides

Free interactive family guides, which include activities for families to complete both in the gallery and later at home, are created in conjunction with special exhibitions as well as for the permanent collection. Inside these guides families will find questions for guided looking, information on artists and artwork, and suggestions for further exploration. Guides are available at the Admissions desk and in the special exhibition galleries.

Audio Guides

The Brooks offers audio tours of the permanent collection for both children and adults and in English and Spanish! El audio tour tambien està disponible en Español. Audio tours are also available for selected traveling exhibitions.

Macy's Community Days at the Brooks

Community Days allow families and friends to experience the museum in a fun, engaging environment. These free events feature art-making activities, events like storytelling in the galleries, musical and dance performances, and family-oriented gallery guides, all designed to engage families with current exhibitions. Sponsored by Macy's.

Wacky Wednesdays Summer Series

Our free Wacky Wednesday program provides a creative outlet during the summer for families, day camps, and child care centers with an open artworks studio, gallery guides, and children’s international short films every Wednesday in June and July. Sponsored by Thomas & Betts.

Upcoming Events for Kids & Families