Children and Families

A dynamic resource in the community, the Katonah Museum of Art offers children and their accompanying adults creative opportunities to explore the world of art. In the galleries, the Learning Center, and the sculpture garden, our unique programs spark meaningful connections, and KMA Family Days offer artful fun for all ages.

At the Museum you will receive an interactive family guide and art activity pack for exploration in the galleries and Learning Center. Hang out, create and relax in the beautiful Sculpture Garden.

Programs for family audiences include, artist-led workshops; school vacation programs; and Creative Community Fridays, once a month. Family Day Events in conjunction with each exhibition feature performances, special guests, and exhibition-inspired activities.


KMA offers Special Needs Accommodations for families.

  • KMA Sense Family Backpack: For family visitors with children on the autism spectrum or who have sensory processing differences this backpack is available at the front desk. It includes noise-reducing headphones, fidget toys, an art activity, and some special books.
  • KMA Social Story: The Katonah Museum of Art’s Social Story helps prepare children and their families for their visit to the Museum – great for family visitors with children on the autism spectrum, first-time visitors, and anyone who likes to prepare for being in a new environment. You can download it at the bottom of the current Learning Center exhibition page, or ask for one at the front desk.