Kids & Families

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, the Museum makes every effort to provide an experience that is both fun and educational for visitors of all ages.
Ongoing in the Museum

Digital Action Painting
Create a masterpiece on our 55-inch digital touchscreen!

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

Selfie Station
Snap a photo and make a memory with props and backdrops inspired by the exhibits. Share your #hmaselfie on social media!

"Create Your Own" Activity Station
Visitors are invited to create artwork at this activity station in the Central Gallery. Activities change with the exhibits and select artwork is featured on the Inspired by the Exhibitions: Visitor Artwork page and on social media.
View artwork made by our visitors

Family Activity Guides
Look, read, and learn about artwork on view with HUEY, the Musuem's kid-friendly mascot! These family-friendly activity guides invite children to be a "Detail Detective," follow clues, and more!
View the current guides

Programs & Events

Summer Drop-In Workshops

Wednesdays & Fridays
July 10 - August 16, 10:30 - 11:30 am
For children ages 5 - 10

Pack your summer with FUN!

Young artists are invited to create wonderful works of art under the guidance of professional museum educators this July & August. Each day, children will either paint at an inspiring location in Heckscher Park (weather permitting) or draw, collage, or sculpt in the Museum galleries. Come to one workshop or join us for all! Each day will feature a new and exciting project.

No registration necessary! $5 per child. One accompanying adult free. Parents/caregivers are welcome, but not required to stay. Please arrive by 10:15 to sign in.

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Heckscher Family Hour
One Sunday each month throughout the school year, children ages 5 through 10 are invited for a family-friendly tour!

The next Family Hour programs will be on February 9 and March 29!

Huntington Village Art Walk
Every Fall and Spring, the Museum is proud to participate in this collaboration with a number of local cultural arts institutions in the Village of Huntington. Enjoy free admission, hands-on activities for all ages, and refreshments. Explore the artwork on view and meet local artists in the galleries!
Learn more

Draw Out!
Each fall, enjoy activities, music, and more for the whole family in the Museum and in Heckscher Park.
Learn more

Seasonal Festival Activities
Every year, the Heckscher Museum of Art participates in the Long Island Fall Festival in October and Town of Huntington's Tulip Festival in May, providing free art activities for children on the Museum's terrace.
View Current Program Guide


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