Exciting programs, tours, and kid-focused innovations help engage kids in the art so a visit to the museum is now fun for everyone.
Explore on Your Own
Help your child pick out a half-dozen art postcards at the gift shop (or download pictures from the museum's Web site), then launch a scavenger hunt to find the real items.
Select a theme--such as fruit, horses, or children--and wander through the galleries playing I Spy.
If there is a painting or sculpture with an unusual story behind it, such as an allegory, or a religious story, or an ancient myth, tell your child the story in advance and, when you find the painting or sculpture, talk about it again and ask kids questions about the story.
Preview the art gallery collections in advance, and put together a list of unusual objects that might appeal to your child--a horse, a dog with a blue collar, a doll--and check off each one as you and your child find it.