Young At Art Museum is where imagination, education and discovery meet in exciting and new ways. We believe that art has the power to inspire and teach children of all ages.
At YAA, you will experience a variety of sounds, textures and sights as you move through our exhibits, Art Institute and teen center.
Through an extraordinary public/private partnership with Broward County, Young At Art Museum's 55,000 square-foot, Gold LEED-certified facility is an epicenter of social inventiveness for families. YAA was envisioned as the first art museum experience for children – nurturing the child from birth through teens and into adulthood – creating a no-fail, arts-based learning environment that will transform the way children embrace the arts, become tomorrow’s patrons of the arts and develop into future advocates and supporters of the arts.
Experts from some of the nation’s finest museums including The Getty, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Noguchi Museum, Museum for African Art, Chicago Children’s Museum and Brooklyn Museum of Art convened in a symposium to inform the content and context of our Exhibit Master Plan. Parents, educators, artists, cultural groups, children and teens from across South Florida contributed their insights as well. A nationwide search for architects and exhibit designers resulted in the selection of an exceptional design team – AECOM of Miami and Glavovic Studio of Fort Lauderdale as architects; Architecture Is Fun of Chicago as exhibit designer; Redbox Workshop of Chicago as exhibit fabricator.
YAA is a place where families can gather; where children can build a sense of identity through art, architecture, history and culture; where artists can teach their aesthetics; where teachers can develop new art-integrated classroom skills; and where teens can expand their potential, whether through music production in our Teen Center’s recording studio or through volunteer opportunities throughout the museum.