Family & Children


Year Round Programs

Tours for Tots and Baby Tots
Will resume September 4, 2014
Every Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30 am, and 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Free

Sessions are now open to ages 0 - 5 with adult companion. Specially designed program for 5 and unders to explore the museum with an educator and enjoy creative time in the art studio

ARTfull Afternoons - FREE
Will resume September 10, 2014 (Please note: ARTfull Afternoons will not be held on November 26 due to the Holiday.)

Wednesdays, drop in between 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Ages 5 - 14 with adult companion. Drop in, take a self-guided tour and then come make themed art in the studio. The theme changes on a weekly basis.

Birthday pARTies
Ages 5+

With the child’s age and interests in mind, Birthday pARTies include an I Spy tour or scavenger hunt in the museum and galleries followed by art activities in the studio, with time for cake and presents.
$10 per child for museum members, $15 per child for non-members

For more information, please contact Evi Fisher, museum educator, at 518-792-1761, ext. 340 or email at

Discovery Sunday

Tour and activity for all ages from 1pm - 3 pm. Free

Sunday, September 14: Summer Shadows
Exhibition closing day family friendly tours of the summer exhibition followed by summer memory art making in the studio.

Sunday, October 12: The Apple of Your Eye
Apples are everywhere! For picking, baking, and painting. Find the apples in the exhibition Picturing America and then enjoy cider and art making in the studio. Take home your own American still life painting of our favorite regional fruit. Tour and activity for all ages.

Sunday, November 9: Food on the Table - A Modern Thanksgiving Feast
See the foods the artists put on the table in the exhibition Picturing America and then draw, collage, or paint a scene of your favorite things to find on the table.

Sunday, December 14: Picturing the Holidays
Draw, paint, or print unique holiday cards and decorations.

For more information and to register for programs please contact Evi Fisher, curator of education, 518-792-1761, ext. 327 or

Image courtesy PJN Photography

We would like to thank our education programming sponsors:


Robert Davies & Annette McMurray