Many of my friends do not take their kids to this kind of thing, because kids can test us beyond our means.
It is tough.
I suppose also we may not have the answers, to some of the questions they might have about a cow floating in formaldehyde.
But I have to say in the last week I have been joyfully over whelmed by my kids response to taking them to the studios and their interaction with the artists there, and to the Tate where we built sculptures out of paper at the core learning center and then walked around a gallery and I listening to their response to what they saw. Dillon decided to take photos of what he saw and wanted to tell his friends about.
They see and hear more than we give them credit for.
They get it,
take some time to see it through their eyes,
it will blow you away.
And for those of you brave enough, try the Tate Moderns musical slide, the kids will love it.