Hammer Kids

Experience art from the past and present at the Hammer Museum. Use the tips and tools in this section to make the most of your family’s visit, and see our Visit page for information about amenities that the Hammer provides to families.

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Art Without Walls

Art can transcend barriers of all kinds. Kids ages 5 and up, teens, and grown-ups create art inspired by social justice issues, children’s literature, and Hammer exhibitions. Copresented by the Felipe de Neve Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, this program occurs on two different days of the same weekend at the library and the museum. The same art-making activities occur at each site. The program at the Hammer Museum includes storytelling in the galleries. The program at the library 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

Connect with art in inventive ways on these family-friendly tours for ages 7+.

The Hammer’s free collaborative workshops, presented with 826LA, are designed for groups of up to 20 students. Reservations are encouraged. Please visit workshops.826la.org or call 310-915-0200.

Family Day

Enjoy our annual fun-filled day of art making activities and workshops with contemporary artists. We host Family Day every September. Family Day: Art Beyond Borders took place on September 7, 2019.

Past Family Day themes include: Kids for PeaceArt for GoodReimagine Your WorldCommunity StudioMake in L.A.Exploring ArchitectureGraphic Design, and Now Dig This!.

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 over 60,000 children and families annually. This year's K.A.M.P. is on Sunday, May 19, 2019.