VISIT Kids & Families


We hope to see you soon as we begin the careful, phased process of reopening the Museum!

As of August 1, please note that the following Kids & Families resources in the Museum are temporarily unavailable in order to ensure everyone’s safety:

  • “Create Your Own” Kids Activity Station
  • Digital Action Painting Touchscreens
  • Family Activity Guides

Kids & Families events are temporary cancelled.  


As we make this transition, we invite you to connect with us virtually, as we continue to develop new and exciting ways to learn and create!

We hope you can join us for our H@H Kids Edition: Art Activities Series on YouTube (details below) and more!

For a complete list of all of the Museum’s virtual resources for you to explore from home, see our Heckscher at Home page.

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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!


It’s never too early to bring your child to 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

Digital Action Painting

**Please note that Digital Action Painting is temporarily unavailable to ensure everyone’s safety. The Museum is a touch-free experience.**

Create a digital masterpiece on one of our two 55-inch touchscreens! Save your artwork for a chance to be featured in our monthly Digital Action Painting photo album on Facebook!

View digital paintings made by our visitors

The Museum’s ProtoZone interactive technology was made possible through a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area

Family Activity Guides

**Please note that Family Activity Guides are temporarily unavailable to ensure everyone’s safety. The Museum is a touch-free experience.**

Attention Families! Explore the exhibitions with HUEY, the Museum’s kid-friendly mascot! These family-friendly activity guides invite children to be a “Detail Detective,” follow clues, and more!

Gallery Experiences

**Please note that interactive experiences are temporarily unavailable to ensure everyone’s safety. The Museum is a touch-free experience.**

Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in interactive experiences designed in coordination with the Museum’s schedule of rotating exhibitions. Write, draw, and share your ideas and experiences with your fellow visitors and leave your mark well after your visit is over.

"Create Your Own" Activity Station

**Please note that this Activity Station is temporarily unavailable to ensure everyone’s safety.**

Children are invited to create their own artwork inspired by the artwork on view at this station in the Central Gallery. Activities change with the rotating exhibitions and vary widely in media and technique, challenging young visitors to explore and experiment with new exciting projects each time they visit!

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