The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a place where families can spend fun time together learning about themselves and our world through art.
We have everything ready so you can maximize your creative quality time together.
Short and repetitive visits are more effective and exciting for children. It is more valuable to view and discuss a few art objects rather than trying to see all the art at once.
Shorten the museum visit so your children do not get too tired or bored. Try just 30 minutes to 2 hours at a time. The Museum is free, so come often!
Connect to the Mobile Guide for more family fun! Check out a FREE mobile device at the Bloch Lobby Info Desk or use your own. Start your mobile tour at naguide.org
Guided tours are free and available every day. Tours are offered for the Museum collection and building architecture. Visit the Information Desk or online for times and availability.
We have several Family Gallery Guides to make the trip more interactive and fun for children. Pick one up or Print one and look out for this icon:
Take a break from the galleries to have lunch in Rozzelle Court Restaurant, enjoy a picnic outside, run around in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, or sit in the Bloch Lobby and talk about what you've seen today.
The Museum Store has a special section for children. Engage their imaginations with puzzles, posters, books, and more.
Swing by the Museum Store and have your child pick out a few of their favorite postcards. Then go on a hunt to find the art objects in the Museum. The postcards are souvenirs of their visit!
Be sure to let us know about your visit. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your experience, ask questions and provide feedback.
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