Masks are required for educational programs in the Museum’s theaters and classrooms, as well as for tours to Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print.


For Parents

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Use the tips below to plan your museum visit. Stop by the Taylor Swift Education Center to find scavenger hunts to explore the museum in a fun way. After your visit, show your completed scavenger hunt to Information Services and collect a prize. Exhibits change often, so visit the exhibits page on the website for current information.

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Explore the galleries with hands-on family-friendly workshops, facilitated by museum educators. Learn to play an instrument, create an art project, write a song, and more. See the calendar of upcoming online family programs here.

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Designed with the young child in mind, the Young Explorer Bag is an activity bag for free check-out to use in the galleries. It includes fun and educational activities and materials, as well as a caregiver’s guide to the Museum experience. There is a separate bag for the second and third floors of the Museum. We recommend planning an hour for each bag you would like to check out, but you are welcome to stay for a longer or shorter period of time.

See our Young Explorer Bag page for more information.


  • Walk, never run, through the museum.
  • Flash photography, food, and drink are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Families should always stay together when visiting the museum. It is helpful to have a meeting place in case you do get separated.
  • If you have questions, a staff member, security guard, or volunteer is always happy to help.
  • Restrooms are located on every floor.
  • The museum’s dining options include Bajo Sexto Taco, and Red Onion, all located on the first floor.
  • Your museum ticket is good for the entire day, so you can come and go as you please.
  • While we cannot guarantee certain times will be slower than others, the early morning (9:00 to 11:00 AM) and late afternoon (3:00 to 5:00 PM) on weekdays tend to be less busy.
  • To find a quiet space, dim space, or seating area, use this family-friendly map as a guide.
  • Nursing mothers: Ask a staff member, and we will help you find the First Aid room or a private classroom
  • Social Story: Use this illustrated guide to help know what to expect during your visit to the Museum. For Online Family Programs, a Social Story is emailed out to participants on the morning of each program.


Museums are great places for discovery. Talk with your child about what to expect from a visit to a museum.

  • Pick up a visitor’s guide at the information desk or box office. It includes a map of the museum and the exhibits. Note that restrooms are located on the east side of the building on every floor.
  • Use a pencil and a sketchpad to record the fun and interesting things you see and hear. Write down topics or points of interest to look up at home.
  • There are many things to see in the museum and it can be overwhelming to do everything in one visit. If you can, come back again to focus on something different. The museum’s membership provides admission access for a year and other perks and discounts.
  • Accessibility and inclusion: Visit the museum’s accessibility page for details about mobility, language, vision, sensory needs, and more. We strive to make the Museum a welcoming place for all, and we want to ensure the best experience for every family’s needs. If you have other needs or questions, please email

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