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For families

At PEM, we want to make it easy for you and your family to connect with art and culture. Our Art & Nature Center, with hands-on activities, discovery drawers, games and computer stations, is a great place to start.


You can also embark on a treasure hunt of sorts and search for animals or sailing ships in the PEM collection using our complimentary Gallery Discovery Kits.

Check What's On for the next Weekend Festival and join the rest of the PEM community for unforgettable dance, music, film, art making and opportunities to meet artists and performers.

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Whatever you choose to do while you’re here — listen to a story during PEM Pals or make a drawing — we want your visit to be relaxing and enjoyable.

Family Amenities

Youth 16 and under are free.

The Art & Nature Center is on the ground floor of the museum, near the Atrium Café and restrooms, and is easily accessible for strollers.

The Atrium Café offers many delicious child-friendly food options.

The coat room is just inside the museum entrance.

Key-operated storage lockers are available in the museum for small bags and personal items.

Strollers are available on loan from the coat room.

Baby-changing stations are in most restrooms on the first floor.

A room for nursing mothers is in the Art & Nature Center, adjacent to the art studios. Also, secluded areas for nursing mothers are available on most floors.

“One of the nation's top 10 art museums for kids”

– Child magazine