A woman points at art on the wall with her two kids looking on

© Rikard Österlund

Where do we start?

Tate Modern is full of extraordinary art from around the world. Have a go at finding these great artworks on your trip to Tate Modern, and see what else you discover along the way. These are starting points to help you plan your visit as a family. Have fun and share your favourites with us on social media.

These artworks are all on the All Tate Modern Collection route.

For more information about where to eat, drink and relax while you're here, read our top tips for visiting Tate Modern as a family. Download our map to help find your way.

1. Party with some minibeasts

Rivane Neuenschwander, Cao Guimarães, ‘Quarta-Feira de Cinzas / Epilogue’ 2006
Rivane Neuenschwander, Cao Guimarães
Quarta-Feira de Cinzas / Epilogue 2006
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© Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimarães

Rivane Neuenschwander, Cao Guimarães Quarta-Feira de Cinzas / Epilogue

Where is it? Natalie Bell building, Level 2, Start Display

Can you spot a video of ants on a wall? Where do you think they found all these confetti? Perhaps they had a party! Can you imagine what the ant’s nest looks like underground if you close your eyes and listen to the music?

2. Browse a library

Yinka Shonibare CBE, ‘The British Library’ 2014
Yinka Shonibare CBE
The British Library 2014
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© Yinka Shonibare. Co-commissioned by HOUSE 2014 and Brighton Festival. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Yinka Shonibare CBE, The British Library, 2014

Where is it? Natalie Bell Building, Level 2, Artist and Society

This room looks like a library but much more colourful! There are 6,000 books in this library, all with different names on the spine. Yinka Shonibare is interested in the idea of ‘Britishness’ and how we are all connected to other countries in the world. Can you find any names you recognise? Some of the books are blank. If you could add a name, whose would you like to add?

Learn more about the work of Yinka Shonibare and watch a video about the artist on Tate Kids.

3. Go on a journey

Nicole Eisenman, ‘The Darkward Trail’ 2018
Nicole Eisenman
The Darkward Trail 2018
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Nicole Eisenman, The Darkward Trail

Where is it? Natalie Bell Building, Level 2, Artist and Society

The characters in this huge painting look like they are going on a journey. Where do you think they are going?

What special equipment do they have with them? What belongings would you need if you were going on an adventure?

4. Listen to the radio

Cildo Meireles, ‘Babel’ 2001
Cildo Meireles
Babel 2001
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© Cildo Meireles

Cildo Meireles, Babel

Where is it? Natalie Bell Building, Level 4, Media Networks

This sculpture looks like it might have come from another planet. Do you think anyone lives inside? Would you like to?

There are lots of sounds coming from the radios. Can you understand what anyone is saying? Can you hear any music?

Watch a video to find out more about the artwork and the artist who made it.

5. Lie down beneath a sculpture

Haegue Yang, ‘Sol LeWitt Upside Down - Structure with Three Towers, Expanded 23 Times, Split in Three’ 2015
Haegue Yang
Sol LeWitt Upside Down - Structure with Three Towers, Expanded 23 Times, Split in Three 2015
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Haegue Yang, Sol LeWitt Upside Down - Structure with Three Towers, Expanded 23 Times, Split in Three

Where is it? Natalie Bell building, Level 4, Materials and Objects

This sculpture looks like a building in the sky. Who do you think lives there? What does it look like if you lie on the ground underneath it? Have a go and see.