Family Learning programs at the Rubin Museum are shared art experiences for children and their adult partners. Inspired by the museum's exhibitions, these programs foster the development of life-long learning skills through gallery explorations, open-ended discussions, demonstrations, interpretive arts, crafts, and individual and collaborative projects. All Family classes and workshops begin in the Education Center at 132 West 17th Street.
Yak Packers Early Childhood Art Making
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Yak Packers look at, touch, and explore Himalayan art inspired by the museum's collection. Classes include play, storytelling, trips to the galleries, and art-making activities.
Family Art Labs
Second Saturday of the month, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 5 and older
Participants explore intriguing paintings, sculptures, and objects in the museum’s exhibitions and then create their own works of art.
Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Museum for a Sunday afternoon full of family-friendly activities.
Losar Family Day: Himalayan New Year
Saturday March 8, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year, with a day of art, crafts, food, and music at the Rubin Museum of Art!
Family Visitor Information
Yak Pack Family Activity Bags
Yak Packs give children ages 2 to 8 and accompanying adults an opportunity to explore, create and discover works of art as they travel through the galleries at the Rubin Museum of Art. Yak packs are available to borrow at the admissions desk and are free with museum admission.
Animal scavenger hunt activity cards, bendy wire play activity cards and bendy wire, feeling faces activity cards and drawing pads, mirror and pencils.
Your Cool Culture Family Pass gives you free admission to the Rubin Museum of Art. RMA is a partner of Cool Culture, a not-for-profit organization that provides access, information, and support to low-income families so that they can visit New York City's outstanding museums and other cultural institutions with their children. With a Cool Culture Family Pass, families receive free entry at any time to ninety museums, botanical gardens, and zoos. Your Cool Culture Family Pass gives you free admission to the Rubin Museum of Art.
For Educational tours for schools, teens and teachers please visit: www.rmanyc.org/education
Early Childhood and Family Learning is supported, in part, by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the David Rockefeller Fund.