Family Activities

a child leans over a goldfish in a bowl on a haft seen table.

With free admission for all, the National Museum of Asian Art is perfect for a family outing. We offer resources designed with kids in mind that you can use in the galleries and online.

Check out our family events calendar to find upcoming programs.

Tips for Visiting the Museum with Kids

Babies and toddlers. Changing stations are located in all of the restrooms in the Freer and in the Sackler on level B2. Strollers and front-worn baby carriers are permitted in the galleries.

Take breaks. Sit on a bench or on the floor while you look at art. Enjoy the fresh air in the Freer’s central courtyard.

Family Programs

Family Fun

Saturday, November 18, 2–4 p.m.

Join our docents in the Peacock Room and in the Japanese art exhibition Rinpa Screens (Freer gallery 5) for engaging and collaborative hands-on activities that are geared toward families with children ages 5 and up. Exciting stories, scavenger hunts, sketching, and other activities will bring the whole family together to imagine, create, and learn. Please visit the museum event calendar for details.

Art & Me workshops

Ages 3 to 5 with adult companions
Advanced registration required
Art & Me workshops provide an early experience in the museum for preschool-age children. Programs are led by museum educators and may include stories from picture books, explorations of art materials, and guided gallery visits.

Explore Art & Me activities on Smithsonian Learning Lab

Watch Art & Me workshop videos from home

Experience the museum from home

Make memories by participating in any of our virtual experiences designed for kids and their adult companions. Our art activities, blogs, and other offerings provide unique opportunities to create, celebrate, and learn.