Strolling around a museum and soaking in the art may not look exactly the same as it did pre-baby, but the good news is — it can still be just as gratifying. Thanks to a number of amazing museums throughout the country that offer stroller tours, you can get your cultural and inspirational fix without leaving baby behind. So, pop your mini art aficionado in the buggy and set off for a day of indoor fun at one of these baby-friendly museums.
The Guggenheim: New York, NY
If you live in or around New York City, you've probably visited The Guggenheim Museum at some point. In addition to being one of the most significant buildings of the 20th-century, and the pinnacle of Frank Lloyd Wright’s career, the Guggenheim is a world-class art museum and cultural center, too. All of that AND stroller tours — we're sold. One Tuesday per month the stroller-friendly tour makes it easy for you and your pint-sized art fanatic to experience the Guggenheim galleries. Cruise around the ramps of the museum as educators lead an interactive one-hour tour that features songs, touchable objects and adult conversation. The tour is designed for children ages 0-24 months so you won't get any sideways glares if there's an unexpected diaper blow out or fussing during the tour. Single strollers and front baby carriers only.
Tour day: One Tuesday per month
Cost: $25 (includes museum admission) free for Family and Kids Club members. Registration for one stroller and up to four adults.
Have you toured any museums with your baby in tow? Tell us about it below.
–Aimee Della Bitta