Due to COVID-19, the Hammer Museum is temporarily closed. More information.

Father and daughter in Hammer Museum gallery

Family and Teen Guides

Planning a visit with your family to the Hammer Museum? Prepare for your trip by reviewing the information below.

See our Visit page to find out information about amenities that the Hammer provides to families.

Download a family or teen guide to enhance understanding of our exhibitions and related themes. The downloadable PDFs below can be printed and used in the galleries to enhance a trip to the Hammer or can be adapted to explore artists and ideas featured in the guides. 

Guide to Thomas Heatherwick's Spun Chair (PDF, 40KB, 1p.)
For families and K-12 students and teachers 

This one-page guide lists fun facts and activities to inform your experience of Thomas Heatherwick's Spun Chair. Several chairs are usually placed throughout the Hammer courtyard.

Discovery Guide (PDF, 289KB, 9 pp.)
For families and K-12 students and teachers

This guide is designed to help you make meaningful connections to artworks of your own choosing. We encourage you to pick a place in the museum that interests you, and use the prompts provided to discover more about art.

Art Cards (PDF, 36KB, 2 pp.)
For K-12 students and teachers

Art Cards is a resource for teachers visiting the museum with their students. These cards will help you facilitate discussions around the artwork in any gallery and foster conversations among classmates.

Make in L.A. (PDF, 758KB, 9 pp.)
For grades 6 and up

Take inspiration from Los Angeles artists and foster reflection, discussion, experimentation, and creativity. 

Learn more about the related exhibition, Made in L.A. 2018, on view from June 3–September 2, 2018. 

Looking for more activities to engage kids with art? 
View resources created for K-12 teachers.