Getting the kids on board with a trip to an art gallery isn’t always a breeze, but New York is currently hosting some arty installations the whole family will enjoy. From big name institutions to free public art, there are plenty of spots giving families a bite-sized culture fix in the Big Apple right now. Click through for our picks for shows best for pint-sized patrons.

CMA: Weather Or Not, That is the Question

The weather - it's something that fascinates young and old alike, from record-breaking snowfall, hail the size of golf balls to high mid-winter temperatures. The Children's Museum of the Arts takes a look at our climate obsession in an exhibition running 'til mid-May bringing together art and activism. The work represented is as diverse as our weather, with photography, paintings, dioramas and sculptures (such as the one pictured) exploring the beauty and devastation of the Florida Everglades.

Kids can get hands-on interaction at daily workshops, media lab and art studio events. Check the calendar for details.

Hours: Sat - Sun 10 - 5 p. m. and from noon on Mon, Thurs and Fri.
Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St.
SoHo
212-274-0986
Online: cmany.org

Photo credit: Children's Museum of the Arts

Where do you get your family-friendly culture fix? Let us know in the comments below.

— Emily Myers