Family Room

Colorful and expansive, the Vitale Family Room is the perfect place to start your family’s museum visit. It is located just inside the Ryan Learning Center, where admission is always free.

Family Room Hours

Monday–Sunday, 10:30–5:00

Introduce your child to the museum’s encyclopedic collection with a variety of hands-on activities. Assemble puzzles based on masterpieces you’ll see in the galleries, build architectural wonders with colorful blocks, and learn about art through interactive stories and games at the Curious Corner.

Visit our Interactive Exhibition, Trott & McCormick galleries, or our Touch Gallery in the Ryan Learning Center. Return to the Family Room to find over 1,300 other picture books to browse. With art, poetry, and storybooks, as well as a selection of books in foreign languages, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Pick up the museum’s Visitor Guide to plan your journey through the galleries. Not sure where to go? Grab a family self-guide or gallery game at the information desk or ask one of our volunteers.

The Family Room is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Independence, and Labor days.