Gallery Shows

Explore interesting free indoor art at shows in chic galleries in cool neighborhoods (just don’t touch). The art on display is always changing; here are some current family-friendly favorites.

Also see our guide to public art and kid-friendly museums, plus ideas for making art at home.

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Online Art Classes


New Yorkers of all ages can experience interactive photo-ops around town. Some are small and free, some more involved with admission fees.

Family-Friendly Museum Exhibits

When the weather’s disagreeable or you need to entertain out-of-town visitors of all age, explore these awesome NYC museum exhibits. All are climate controlled with room to roam.

Fabulous (and often free) museum family programs are a great way to engage with the art. See our pay-as-you-wish hours and  public art &free pop-ups

Public Art

Lots of free art to explore – some of it touchable & climbable – at NYC’s site-specific art installations in parks, galleries and stores. Also see our kid-friendly museum guide, what else is open in NYC and ideas for making art at home, plus all sorts of free events.