Calendar of Events

Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11:00 am
Community Events Summer Send Off Sunday, August 20, 2017 Enjoy the beautiful weather and explore various activities throughout the Museum’s grounds at Summer Send Off! An all-ages outdoor party, this afternoon will ignite 1950s nostalgia... Read more »
New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
11:30 am
Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator,  provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum’s current exhibitons. Free with admission; no registration required.
Bruce Museum
1:00 pm
Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All... Read more »
Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
Two popular wellness programs, yoga and tai chi, are back at the Mattatuck Museum for another year. Yoga in the Galleries takes place every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Tai Chi is held Wednesday... Read more »
Mattatuck Museum
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing, painting, and photography. Snacks and... Read more »
Yale University Art Gallery
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Children with autism and their families are invited to explore the Museum’s art & history galleries with trained Museum Educators and experience hands-on activities. Register by calling Meghan (203) 753-0381 x 114.
The Mattatuck Museum
1:00 pm
Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All... Read more »
Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
Two popular wellness programs, yoga and tai chi, are back at the Mattatuck Museum for another year. Yoga in the Galleries takes place every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Tai Chi is held Wednesday... Read more »
Mattatuck Museum
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am
Tea party in the Sunken Garden Bring a stuffed animal or toy pal if you like! Introduce your child to Hill-Stead at Story Time! Each session includes: Stories related to art, museums, nature. Music and movement in... Read more »
Hill-Stead Museum
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am
Hill-Stead’s new Story Time is on the last Wednesday of every month at 9 am.  Your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature and more (with music and movement) in the... Read more »
Hill-Stead Museum
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Look at the world of color and find limitless possibilities. Join our storyteller in thinking outside the box and exploring colors!
The Mattatuck Museum
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing, painting, and photography. Snacks and... Read more »
Yale University Art Gallery
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
Art Explorers Art Explorers with Suzy Balay Students learn to express their creativity using varied art methods and materials to create personal works of art inspired by Museum pieces. Explore a different area of the... Read more »
New Britain Museum of American Art
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
11:00 am
Art Start for Preschoolers Art Start with Margaret Freedman This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements... Read more »
New Britain Museum of American Art
1:00 pm
Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All... Read more »
Florence Griswold Museum
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
First Sundays for Families August 6, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead Take part in these First Sundays for Families activities! Museum Educators lead art... Read more »
Hill-Stead Museum
1:00 pm
Take part in these First Sundays for Families activities! Museum Educators will lead art projects in the Education Stations at 1 p.m.  Free self-serve crafts for all ages and Explorer Backpacks will also be available... Read more »
Hill-Stead Museum
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
Two popular wellness programs, yoga and tai chi, are back at the Mattatuck Museum for another year. Yoga in the Galleries takes place every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Tai Chi is held Wednesday... Read more »
Mattatuck Museum
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
Youth Drawing 101 Encyclart With Museum educator Lara Del Piano, students will explore vintage encyclopedias and dictionaries, choosing a word and accompanying definition to create mixed media artwork in pen & ink, watercolor, and colored... Read more »
New Britain Museum of American Art
4:00 pm
Studio@4 Conserve It! with Joan Shackford Building on the conservation of works of art discussed in the current exhibition Samuel F.B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” & the Art of Invention, students will learn about extending the... Read more »
New Britain Museum of American Art
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Teen Studio Vibrant Vinyl Drawing inspiration from the Museum’s featured exhibition California Dreaming: Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston & Ed Ruscha, teens will paint on vinyl records, experimenting with fresh and alternative ways to apply and manipulate... Read more »
New Britain Museum of American Art
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
10:00 am
Museum and Me Too Toddler Time AGES 24-36 mos. Building on the success of Museum & Me: Playdates with Art, the NBMAA invites “graduates” to join our Museum educators for a sensory tour and exploratory art making... Read more »
New Britain Museum of American Art
10:00 am
Bring the outdoors in! Tell stories around an indoor “campfire” with Sea Tea Improv and explore beautiful landscapes from around the world. As always, museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities! Free Family Tours: ABCs: Art,... Read more »
The Wadsworth Atheneum
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
Art Explorers Art Explorers with Suzy Balay Students learn to express their creativity using varied art methods and materials to create personal works of art inspired by Museum pieces. Explore a different area of the... Read more »
New Britain Museum of American Art
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
11:00 am
Art Start for Preschoolers Art Start with Margaret Freedman This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements... Read more »
New Britain Museum of American Art
Sep 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
11:30 am
Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator,  provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum’s current exhibitons. Free with admission; no registration required.
Bruce Museum
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Explore the museum all day at no charge, and participate in a guided tour and family friendly art activity for children of all ages! Fiber Art (1:00 pm) Create your own fun and colorful mask using... Read more »
The Mattatuck Museum
1:00 pm
Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All... Read more »
Florence Griswold Museum
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Family Day Grandparents’ Day Sunday, September 10, 2017 Celebrate Grandparents’ Day at the Museum this year to enjoy fun and innovation for all ages! With activities inspired by the exhibition Samuel F.B. Morse’s “Gallery of the... Read more »
New Britain Museum of American Art
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
Two popular wellness programs, yoga and tai chi, are back at the Mattatuck Museum for another year. Yoga in the Galleries takes place every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Tai Chi is held Wednesday... Read more »
Mattatuck Museum