Tips for Visiting with Kids

Welcome! Reynolda encourages families to learn and explore art and nature across the estate. To make the most of your visit, read through our tips for exploring Reynolda with children.

Before your visit

  • Pack lightly: In the Museum, we offer a limited number of complimentary lockers to store backpacks, diaper bags, and other belongings larger than 10 inches during your visit.
  • Bring a baby carrier/sling to ensure easy access to all areas of the Museum. Due to the positioning of decorative art, strollers larger than umbrella size are not allowed in the Museum and can be stored in the locker area. Larger strollers are permitted in the Greater Gardens. 
  • Consider packing a picnic to enjoy on the historic house’s front lawn.

During your visit

  • Touching the art, furnishings, and decorative objects is not allowed in the Museum. To help young visitors remember this important guideline, try holding their hands as you walk through the Museum, or encourage them to clasp their hands behind their backs while exploring. Encourage young visitors to use descriptive words when looking at a work of art rather than pointing. Ask a front desk or protection officer to point out the tiles on the sun porch — they are touch-friendly (so are the handrails)!  
  • Explore the estate’s Gardens and grounds, and take note of any unique nature discoveries you find. 
  • In the Formal Gardens, please do not run, stand on walls or fountains, or place any blankets or structures on the grass.
  • Changing tables are available in the women’s restroom in the Babcock Wing and in the restroom located in the Reception Hall.
  • Water fountains are available in the Babcock Wing. Food and drink (including bottled water) are not allowed in the galleries, historic House, or Formal Gardens.

After your visit

  • Consider a family membership.
  • Share your memories with us on social media by using #Reynolda in your posts.