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Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, New York
Chelsea

Sunday, Monday & Wednesday 10:30 am - 6 pm
Thursday - Saturday 10:30 am - 10 pm
Closed Tuesday

Bold modern contemporary art that engages all ages, now in a gorgeous new building with a stunning view of the Hudson River.

$: $22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 18

Annual Memberships: $85+. Includes two guest passes and invitations to the members-only evening receptions. Can be customized to either 'Family' for discounts on kids' activities or 'Social' for more nights out for Mommy.

Free Hours: Friday 7-10 pm

Favorite Spots: Ramble up and down the outdoor stairs on the terrace with a view.

Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:


Calder: Hypermobility (through Oct 23)

See a rich constellation of key kinetic sculptures by Alexander Calder and experience the works as the artist intended—in motion. Regular activations will occur in the galleries, revealing the inherent kinetic nature of Calder’s work, as well as its relationship to performance and the theatrical stage. In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, the exhibition will feature an expansive series of performances and events, including a number of episodic, one-time demonstrations of rarely seen works, as well as new commissions, which will bring contemporary artists into dialogue with Calder’s innovations.

Strollers/Diapers: Strollers can be checked on the lower level or taken into most exhibits. The elevators are spacious (and works of art in themselves). Large bathrooms with changing tables on most floors.

Eat & Treats: The lobby restaurant Untitled is delicious, surprisingly kid-friendly and has one of the best chocolate chip cookies in the city.

Other Tips: As with much contemporary art, some of the exhibits may not be appropriate for all ages. Do some research on Whitney's very cool website or ask at the Visitor Services desk in the lobby (where you can also pick up a free family guide). Take a stroll on the adjacent High Line for a full day of city fun.

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