Guggenheim

1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street
New York, New York

Upper East Side

Daily 10 am – 5:45 pm
Closed Thursday
Open until 7:45 pm Saturday

The striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda is reason enough to visit this landmark museum, and exciting, well-designed exhibits and kids’ programs make this a family-friendly setting for contemporary and modern art.

$: $22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 12

Annual Memberships: $75+.

Free Hours: Saturday 5:45 - 7:45 pm

Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:

Brancusi (through Dec 31)
Try to find animals including a seal, sting ray and bird in the abstract-looking sculptures of Constantin Brancusi (1876–1957). Fun shapes and forms in a lovely space.

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future (through Apr 23)
Bold biomorphic and geometric forms. lots of rainbows and a fascinating back-story of an under-recognized female artist make this an excellent exhibition for all ages. She forbad her pioneering works to be displayed until 20 years after her death, ideally in a spiral temple similar to the current stunning setting. Talk about her ouija board like creative spiritualism, try to guess the ages protrayed in each of the monumental The Ten Largest and pick up an engaging free Family Activity Guide.

Family Programs: Sundays 1-4 pm, explore exhibition highlights through creative interactive projects in the galleries and head to the Studio Art Lab in the basement to make art inspired by themes and materials seen in the museum. Engage with fantastic art educators at the Little Guggs for ages 2-4 and Second Sunday Family Tours for ages 5 & up.

Strollers/Diapers: Strollers welcome (wee ones on wheels even get their own tours), though be careful on the slanted ramp. Double strollers must be checked but single umbrella strollers are available to borrow.

Eat & Treats: Lunch or brunch at high-design at New American bistro The Wright or stay casual with sandwiches, pastries, chocolates, coffee, tea, wine etc. at Cafe 3 on the third floor with a spectacular view across Fifth Avenue to Central Park. Tasty cafe & coffee shop Heavenly Rest Stop is a few blocks south.

Other Tips: Pick up a family activity guide at the admissions desk, or visit the (weekends-only) family kiosk for a pack of family fun including a scavenger hunt guide, sketchbook and colored pencils. Also see their websites great tips for parents.

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