Babies Play with Colour

Babies Play with Colour is designed for parents and children (3-11 months) to spend time together. It is based on play and interaction with the child’s terms.

  • 24.10.2023 at 10–11.30
  • 25.10.2023 at 10–11.30
  • 25.10.2023 at 12.30–14
  • 25.10.2023 at 16–17.30
  • 26.10.2023 at 10–11.30
  • 26.10.2023 at 12.30–14
  • All dates
suitable for children
Paja, 5th floor. Meeting at the lobby.
Tickets: paid
Additional adult with the prize of museum ticket or with Museum Card. Ticket sales start on September 1.

Photo: Finnish National gallery / Pirje Mykkänen.


What colour is blueberry? What does yellow taste like? Babies Play with Colour is designed for parents and children (3-11 months) to spend time together. It is based on play and interaction with the child’s terms. New materials are introduced by feeling, listening, smelling, and tasting. The materials used are varied, such as fabrics, feathers, and fruit purées, in different colour themes. The colour theme explored in the workshop changes every week.  

The workshop lasts around 1,5 hours and includes visit in the museum exhibition.  

One adult and one child share a ticket for the same price. Additional adults need to purchase tickets at the museum on arrival.   

The language of the workshop is Finnish but all the workshop guides can give instructions also in English.  

Paid tickets will not be exchanged or refunded. The ticket is not personal and can be given to someone else in case of an obstacle.   


The workshop is designed for the needs of infants and young children. There will be plenty of breaks for feeding, changing diapers, etc. 

Kindly note that the museum opens at 10 a.m. Please park your pram or stroller in the pram space under the ramp in the ground-floor lobby. Prams cannot be parked in the workshop for safety reasons. You may bring your own baby carrier to make it easy to walk through the museum with your baby. Baby carriers can also be borrowed from the Kiasma cloakroom. You may bring to the workshop any items you need to look after your baby.   

In this workshop, you and your baby are encouraged to explore colours boldly by experimenting with them. Wear clothes that can get dirty and bring an extra set of clothes and a towel with you. The work area has a water point where you can wash after the workshop. Care pads have been reserved for changing the diaper. Protective jackets are available for adults.   

All products used in the workshop are plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free and suitable for babies. If you have any further questions about our products, please contact 


”The workshop perfectly combines learning about art and playing. It was nice to get a short tour of the exhibition and discuss art in a group. A really nice shared moment with friends and children.”

Group of friends and babies

”We had fun at the workshop and I was positively surprised that it was also suitable for a four-month-old who doesn’t yet know how to sit or apply color with his hands. Especially the beginning of the workshop, when different fabrics and materials were felt, air was blown on the baby’s skin with a whistle and brushed with a feather, is very suitable even for such a little one.”

Emma 33 years and Onni 4 months