Making The Museum Experience Kid-Friendly

For the first time in decades, art museums are making a concerted effort to cater to the needs of children, and the museum field trip may never be the same. “The once-a-year docent-led sprint through the galleries is being replaced by more sophisticated strategies. Children are being invited to write labels, dress up in the period costume of a particular painting, and act as docents themselves.” One Boston museum is even embarking on a year-long study to discover just what children get out of the museum experience, and what information they retain.