As a family we really like going to The Whitney Museum of American Art. For a museum packed with world class contemporary art it is totally manageable to visit with a child. Unlike other museums in town, the kids don’t tire out before they ever get to the main exhibit, making for a fun hour or two excursion versus a day long trek. And being contemporary in nature, the installations are usually a lot more interesting for kids to look at than simply a gallery filled with paintings.
What I like the most about The Whitney though is the great programming they have for kids and families. You may recall last year we told you all about seeing the 2010 Biennial by registering for a fantastic Whitney Wees program. Well, my husband’s favorite artist is Edward Hopper and we all wanted to see the exhibit: Modern Life – Edward Hopper and His Times, so we were due for a trip back to the museum. My son has since aged out of Whitney Wees so we registered for a Family Fun Art Workshop and it was a great experience! Not to mention a perfect indoor activity for NYC families for just ten bucks!