I love the art museum -- except that children are definitely NOT made welcome. The collections are great. However, when I took my well-behaved and curious children to the museum, my son (6) was very sad that he could not see any of the works on display, as they were hung at an adult eye level. When I picked him up so that he could see something other than wall, a security guard informed me that it is not permissible to carry anything -- including children -- through the museum, due to fears that the artwork would be damaged. When I asked what remedy there could be for my son, I was informed that I could bring him back on family day. So I would rate the art museum great for a date or a night out, but not a great family attraction until the kids are in high school.
Pros: Relaxed atmosphere
Cons: Not family friendly