With free admission for all, the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are 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

Pre-visit prep. Before you visit, print out activity cards to explore kid-approved artworks in our collections.  

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

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. 

Featured Activities and Resources for Kids


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