New York, New York
Sunday, Monday & Wednesday 10:30 am - 6 pm
Thursday - Saturday 10:30 am - 10 pm
See bold, often interactive modern contemporary art in a gorgeous modern building with a stunning view of the Hudson River.
$: $22, $18/students & seniors, free/ages 17 & under
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:
•Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960 (through Dec 31)
This stunning exhibition of works made from 1900 to 1960 is organized around five themes: family and community, work, home, the spiritual, and the nation. Includes iconic works by Louise Bourgeois, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Jacob Lawrence, and Georgia O’Keeffe, among many others.
•Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again (through Mar 31)
Explore the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Building on a wealth of new materials, research and scholarship that has emerged since the artist’s untimely death in 1987, this exhibition reveals new complexities about the Warhol we think we know, and introduces a Warhol for the 21st century. Bright colors, giant lowers, pink cars, experimental films and more thought-provoking delights for all ages.
•Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 (through Apr 14)
Explore works of art based on instructions, spanning over fifty years of conceptual, video, and computational art. Look at how predecessors of computational art addresses ideas that have evolved in contemporary artistic practices. Patterns and video intrigue kids.
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. Check out the monthly stroller tours for ages 18 months and under.
Eat & Treats: The lobby restaurant Untitled is delicious, surprisingly kid-friendly and has one of the best chocolate chip cookies in the city. Brunch at Bubbes across Washington Street or go down the block for ton of yummy options at Gansevoort Market.
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.
At This Location
- Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960 Monday, January 1–Monday, December 31 11:00 am–6:00 pm
- Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 Friday, September 28–Sunday, April 14 11:00 am–6:00 pm
- Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again Monday, November 12–Sunday, March 31 11:00 am–6:00 pm
- Whitney Pay-As-You-Wish Hours Thursday, December 13 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
- Whitney Stroller Tour Saturday, December 15 9:30 am–10:30 am
- Whitney Open Studio Saturday, December 15 10:30 am–3:00 pm
- Whitney Family Fun: Warhol The Experimenter Saturday, December 15 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
- Whitney Open Studio Sunday, December 16 10:30 am–3:00 pm
- Whitney Pay-As-You-Wish Hours Thursday, December 20 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
- Whitney Open Studio Saturday, December 22 10:30 am–3:00 pm