The Hammer Museum will be closed on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 as we prepare for the public opening of the newly transformed Hammer Museum. Learn more about our celebration weekend

Hammer Kids

Kids & Families

Our programs encourage kids and families to make meaningful connections to art and one another through a range of creative experiences.

Family Day: Make in L.A. 2020 is here! Two artists from Made in L.A. 2020 have put together art projects for the whole family—check them out.

For more artmaking projects the whole family can do at home, check out:

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Art Without Walls

Co-presented by the Felipe de Neve Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, this program invites kids ages 5 and up, teens, and grown-ups to create art inspired by social justice issues, children’s literature, and Hammer exhibitions. This program is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Pop-Up Studio

Families explore art and create together in lively workshops led by artists. These drop-in programs are designed for ages 5 and up. 

Gallery Games

Families explore Hammer exhibitions through thematic, fun-to-play games. This drop-in program is designed for kids ages 7 and up and their grown-ups.


Presented with 826LA, these workshops combine writing with creative activities. Reservations are encouraged. Visit or call 310-915-0200.

Family Day

Our free annual family festival fills the museum with art, music, performances, and more.

Family Flicks Film Series

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films from around the world.

K.A.M.P. (Kids Art Museum Project)

K.A.M.P. is a unique family fundraiser that provides kids of all ages the chance to be creative with Los Angeles-based artists. Proceeds from K.A.M.P. provide essential support to Hammer Kids programming, which serves thousands of  children and families annually.

Academic Programs at the Hammer Museum are supported by The Hearst Foundations and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.
Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation, with additional funding from The Winnick Family Foundation. Hammer Kids also receives support from friends of the Hammer Museum's Kids' Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser.