A great place for families to begin their visit is the Ryan Education Center on the first floor of the Modern Wing. Admission to this part of the museum is always free. The Family Room in the education center includes hands-on activities kids can use to learn about art from building blocks to puzzles of the great masterpieces to the "Curious Corner" computer interactive. Art-making takes place in the center at selected times on weekends. Don't miss the gallery space with changing interactive exhibitions. The current exhibition Puppets! (through Aug. 16th) allows visitors of all ages to explore the movements of shadow, hand, and finger puppets. Food is available at an on-site cafe, bathrooms have changing tables and free strollers are available for use in the museum. When the weather is nice, follow up your trip to the Art Institute with a visit to Millennium Park and Crown Fountain, just across the street.