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The Broad - taking children to art museums

I have taken my girls to art museums since they were babies. I truly believe they do well from all the practice they've had over the years. It's not perfect but we talk about how to act before we go in: -keep your elbows close to your body! -pay attention to ropes or lines on the floor, no body parts should go over them - and there's usually something for children put together by the museum. The Broad has a  treasure hunt/checklist for children to complete in order to get a small prize (like, paper bookmarks) upon exit. It's fun and easy with things like: 'find something with wavy lines, find a piece of art with your favorite colors'...etc. I love THIS BOOK for getting a start on talking to kids about art! If you've never studied art (I took two Art History courses to meet my fine arts credit in my undergrad lol), it's a perfect way to get into art enough to discuss and explain enough of the possible questions kids will have about an art museum. The In