The Babies Play with Colour

The Babies Play with Colour workshop is designed for infants aged 3–11 months with an accompanying parent. It consists of play and interaction on the child’s terms.

  • 18.4.2023 at 10–11.30
  • 18.4.2023 at 12.30–14
  • 19.4.2023 at 10–11.30
  • 19.4.2023 at 12.30–14
  • 19.4.2023 at 16–17.30
  • 20.4.2023 at 10–11.30
  • All dates
suitable for children
Kiasma Workshop space, 5th floor.
Tickets: 28,50 €
For one baby and one adult. Additional adults with admission ticket or Museum Card.

Photo: Finnish National gallery / Pirje Mykkänen.

What is the workshop about?

What colour is a blueberry? What does yellow taste like?

In the workshop, babies explore materials by feeling, listening, smelling and tasting. The materials include various fabrics, feathers and fruit purees selected on the basis of the current colour theme.

The colour theme of the workshops changes by the week.

Target group: 3–11-month babies with adults
Duration: approximately 1.5 hours. The ticket includes admission to the exhibitions.

The language of the workshop is Finnish, but all instructors know English and can advise if necessary. You can inquire about workshops led by a Russian-speaking instructor from the email below.


Tips for parents of babies

Please note that the workshop explores colours by hands-on experimentation. We advise you to wear clothes that can get dirty. It’s also a good idea to bring a change of clothes and a towel. There is a basin in the workshop space where you can wash up afterwards. There are also diaper changing stations, as well as protective jackets for adults.

We ask you not to eat, drink or breastfeed in the galleries or in the library. You’ll find peaceful spots for breastfeeding on the 1st floor and on the landings between the galleries. The staff will be happy to help you. There is a room next to the cloakroom reserved for breastfeeding only. The staff will open the door for you.

There’s a microwave oven in Kiasma Café that you can use to heat up baby food when you visit the café.


”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