VISIT Kids & Families


It’s never too early to experience an art museum!

The Museum makes every effort to provide an experience that is both fun and educational for young visitors. In 1920, the Museum’s founder August Heckscher dedicated the museum and surrounding park to the community of Huntington, “especially the children.” To this day, our setting within Heckscher Park is a wonderful way to extend your visit before or after your museum experience! Learn more about Heckscher Park

During this transitional time, we hope to see you soon – either in the galleries or virtually!

Please note: At this time, Digital Action Painting and “Create Your Own” Activity Station are temporarily unavailable for everyone’s safety.

DRAW OUT 2020 Edition Art Kits!

Saturday, October 3, 12 – 5 pm

For over ten years, the Museum’s annual Draw Out! Arts Festival has been a visitor favorite! As we are unable to host this large event this year, the Museum is happy to provide free art supplies to all visitors on October 3 in the spirit of the day!

All visitors will receive a complimentary art supply kit at check-in. We welcome you to get creative and sketch in the galleries or outside in beautiful Heckscher Park! Space is limited.

Register Now!

Family Activity Guide Kits

The Museum is pleased to begin offering Family Activity Guides for young visitors again – now re-envisioned as kits!

Each kit includes a complete set of supplies for families to bring with them while exploring the galleries. Kits are free with admission and available for pick up at visitor check-in.

Sept. 3 – Oct. 4: Amanda Valdez: Piecework
Learn about artist Amanda Valdez, be a “Pattern Detail Detective”, look for clues to solve a puzzle, and more!

COMING SOON! Halloween Art Kits for Kids

Make your own spooky haunted house and get into the Halloween spirit!

Thursday, October 29 – Sunday, November 1
12 – 5 pm

In lieu of a hands-on Halloween project in the Museum this year, all families with children in costume who visit from Thursday, October 29 through Sunday, November 1 will receive a free art kit to take home and create their own spooky haunted house!

Book your visit starting October 9!

Virtual Programs

We invite you to connect with us virtually, as we continue to develop new and exciting ways to learn and create!

New! Virtual Family Hour Sundays on Zoom
H@H Kids Edition: Art Activities Series on YouTube

For a complete list of virtual resources to explore from home, see our Heckscher at Home page.

#MuseumfromHome #HeckscheratHome

New! Virtual Family Hour Sundays

We are pleased to announce that beginning in September 2020, Family Hour Sundays for ages 5 through 10 has been re-envisioned as a virtual Zoom series full of art and fun!

Children are invited for a family-friendly art experience with Museum Educator Tami Wood. Explore exciting works of art on view in the Museum and create fun at-home art projects using simple materials!

Upcoming Dates

  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 8
  • December 6


H@H Kids Edition: Art Activities Series

Discover all the videos in this virtual art activities series!

For each project, an instructional video is accompanied by a materials list, key terms, and discussion questions – all designed to build visual literacy and make learning at home fun and exciting!

See All Episodes!

Join us for new episodes beginning this fall!

As new videos are created, they will be featured on the H@H Kids Edition page & on the Museum’s YouTube Channel.

Upcoming premieres:
Saturday, October 24, 10 am: Dessert Shape Fun!
Saturday, November 14, 10 am: The View through My Window
Saturday, December 12, 10 am: Silhouetted Sunset Drawing



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