Family Day: Magic Carpet

Free For Families
MCA Family Day Apr 14, 2018. Photo: Ally Almore.


Chicago artists transform the museum for kids and their grownups.

Adventure through time and space or just cozy up with a book. Make emotional armor with Katie Vota; enjoy Story Time with Drag Queens; ruin the carpet with Liz McCarthy; 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.