VISIT Kids & Families

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

Our current offerings for young visitors include:

  • Digital Action Painting (in the Museum)
  • Family Activity Guides (in the Museum)
  • Create Your Own Activity Station: 3-D Room (in the Museum)
  • Share What Home Means to You (in the Museum)
  • H@H Kids Art Activity Videos (Virtual)

There are many Kids and Families Events throughout the year as well! 

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Digital Action Painting

The Museum is thrilled to offer our very popular 55-inch Digital Action Painting screens for kids and families!

Use a brush to create a large-scale masterpiece for everyone to see!

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Family Activity Guides

The Museum is pleased to offer Family Activity Guides for young visitors and their families! Guides are free with admission and available in both English and Spanish. Learn about the artwork, search for details, and much more!

From April 20 – June 4*, explore the exhibition Raise the Roof: The Home in Art with a fun-filled Family Activity Guide!

*Please note, the Museum will be closed to the public April 27 – 29 and will reopen on April 30. For complete hours and admission information, please visit heckscher.org/planyourvisit.

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Create Your Own Activity Station

Create Your Own 3-D Room

Children are invited to create their own artwork at this activity station in the Central Gallery!

From April 20 through June 4*, get inspired by the Raise the Roof: The Home in Art exhibition and create your own 3-D Room! Draw, cut, fold and tape your way to your own unique space!

*Please note, the Museum will be closed to the public April 27 – 29 and will reopen on April 30. For complete hours and admission information, please visit heckscher.org/planyourvisit.

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Share What Home Means to You

What does HOME mean to you?

Home means something different to each of us. 

As part of the Raise the Roof: The Home in Art exhibition, the Museum invites visitors to share their thoughts by writing or sketching at this interactive station. 

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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!

All videos are featured on the H@H Kids Edition page & on the Museum’s YouTube Channel.

Youth Ambassador Program

Tweens and teens interested in art are invited to join this unique program led by Museum Educator Tami Wood!

Make new friends and learn about artwork on view as you enjoy a special behind-the-scenes look at how a museum operates and communicates with its visitors.

Students will participate in four projects each year, designed to develop art interpretation, public speaking, and writing skills. Youth Ambassadors have led tours at public events, created video content for Heckscher.org, written articles for Family Activity Guides, and conducted interviews with staff. Projects are both virtual and in-person, following the Museum’s Health and Safety Guidelines.

Open to students in 5th through 9th grade

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