Cool Culture

Centers and Schools

Cool Culture believes in partnering with educators to engage families in art and cultural activities.Together, we can assess, create, and advocate for cultural equity and access through the transformative power of art and culture.

Enroll in the CityWide Cultural Access Program

Welcome to the Cool Culture community! The largest program of its kind in the country, we facilitate a network of 450 Title I Schools and early childhood centers, and 50,000+ member families who enjoy unlimited free access to nearly 90 museums, historical societies, science centers, botanic gardens, and zoos. CityWide families make over 180,000 museum visits each year across the city. Enrollment for early child care centers and DOE Title I and District 75 schools is now open!

Education partners access and co-create in Professional Development workshops and a variety of resources focused on family involvement through the arts. They may also co-produce family events and festivals with the Cool Culture team.

Partner educators can access the Family Pass and multilingual educational materials.

Early Child Care Centers: Enrollment for 2023-2024 ended on September 30 for centers. See benefits, fees, and eligibility requirements to prepare for our next program year. Learn more and enroll here.

DOE Title I and District 75 Schools: Enrollment for for the 2023-2024 program year is open through December 8 for schools. See benefits, fees, and eligibility requirements. Learn more and enroll here.

Education partners access and co-create in Professional Development workshops and a variety of resources focused on family involvement through the arts. They may also co-produce family events and festivals with the Cool Culture team.

Partner educators can access the Family Pass and multilingual educational materials.

Early Child Care Centers: See benefits of enrollment, fees, and eligibility requirements. Learn more and enroll here .

DOE Title I Schools: See benefits of enrollment, fees, and eligibility requirements. Learn more and enroll here.

Resources, events, and tools include:

Access Our Family Guide in Your Language

Access Our Family Guide in Your Language

Download the 2023 Family Guide in English, Spanish or Chinese for a list of cultural spaces to visit, a map to help you get there, and tips to enhance your family’s adventures.

Cultural Partners Visitation Portal

Cultural Partners Visitation Portal

The Cultural Partners Visitation Portal puts information about museum reopenings and updated safety policies at your fingertips.

Virtual Events & In Person Family Festivals

Virtual Events & In Person Family Festivals

Family festivals co-hosted with partner museums and botanical gardens strengthen cross-cultural relationships in our community.

Curators for Educators

Curators for Educators

Workshops with educators help harness arts and culture to support the wellbeing of families and design art-making experiences.

Connect with Cool Culture Online

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Follow Cool Culture on Facebook and Instagram to post photos of your adventures with the hashtag #WeAreAllCurators.

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Stay up to date with what’s happening! Sign-up for ArtVenture below, our monthly events e-newsletter.

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Attend our Family Festivals, Cool Pops and other in-person and virtual events year-round.

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Send us your feedback! Email us at family@coolculture.org.

Partnership

We look forward to partnering with you, your school team, and your families each year! Please email family@coolculture.org with any questions, and a member of our Programs team will respond. 

Partnership

We look forward to partnering with you, your school team and your families again this year! Email us with any questions and a member of our Programs team will get in touch.

Museum Mile Festival: Bring The Cool

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

6pm – 9pm

At Bring the Cool, caregivers, families and children are encouraged to see themselves as the artists, storytellers, creators and curators that they are.