Kids + Family 

A mother and child play together in the Crocker Art Museum.

The Crocker invites families to think of the Museum as a place to learn, play, and grow. Read on to learn more about our Kids + Family Programs.

Kids + Family Programs

Baby Loves Art
Wee Wednesdays
Kids & Co. Gallery Adventures
Art on the Spectrum
Crocker Art Camps

Baby Loves Art engages babies (up to 18 months old) in a visually stimulating gallery walk and gives parents and caregivers a fun opportunity to connect with their babies and each other. All baby noises are expected and welcome. Strollers are allowed, and front carriers are recommended for the best art view. Please, no backpacks or rear carriers. 

A fun story time and gallery adventure for children ages 3 to 5. Each week, children engage with different works of art through dialogue and interactions that encourage visual literacy, social-emotional development, creative confidence, and museum familiarity. 

Amusing and educational, this tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages 5 and older and the adults who tag along with them. Come back every month for a totally new experience. 

Children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental differences are invited to a special morning of artistic exploration. Starting before public hours, participate in music therapy and art activities. Structured support, drop-in programs, social narratives, noise-canceling headphones, and a quiet space all make this a wonderful and easy-going morning. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. 

Discover wonder and fun with the Crocker’s Summer Art Camps. Children ages 7 to 9 explore various mediums, themes, and activities at our in-person, week-long art camps. Campers connect through fun learning experiences, individual and collaborative art projects, and creative free time, all led by the Crocker‘s professional art educators.

Tips For Family Visits

Adventure Guide

Grab a Family Adventure Guide (available in English and Spanish) at the front desk to navigate a family-friendly journey through the galleries.


Visit Tot Land, where creativity is encouraged! Located on the bottom floor of the historic building, Tot Land provides opportunities for creative play, sensory exploration, art-making, and literacy development.

Quiet Spaces

The Museum offers a variety of spaces for families to regroup and recharge. Head to the historic building to find comfortable seating and kid-friendly play spaces. Family bathrooms are located near the stairwell on each floor of the Museum.