Family & Children


Year Round Programs

Tours for Tots
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Specially designed program for ages 5 and under to explore the museum with an educator and enjoy creative time in the art studio. $2 per person, free for Hyde members and their children under 18

Dec 4, 11, 18

Jan 8, 15, 22, 29

Feb 5, 12, 19, 26

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

Apr 9, 16, 23, 30

May 7, 14, 21, 28

ARTfull Afternoons
Wednesdays, drop-in to the Art Studio 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. $2 per person, free for Hyde members and their children under 18

Dec 3, 10, 17

Jan 7, 14, 21, 28

Feb 4, 11, 18, 25

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20, 27

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 activities for all ages beginning at 1 - 3 pm. Free

December 14 - Picturing the Holidays: Draw, paint or print unique holiday cards and decorations.
"Picturing the Holidays' is generously sponsored by:    


January 12 - Memories in the Making: Visit the exhibition Works of Memory and learn about the process of Memories in the Making. Discuss works of art and paint your own inspired impressions.

February 8 - Love Stories: The Art of Love: See and hear love stories at 1:00 pm in the Museum & create fine art valentines in the studio.

March 8 - Adirondack Wilderness: Have you ever hiked in the Adirondacks? See the exhibition Wild Nature: Masterworks from the  Adirondack Museum to discover artists' views of the Adirondacks and create Adirondack-inspired works of art in the studio.

April 12 - Click! And Frame!: See the photography exhibition Click! Selections from the George Stephanopoulos Collection and make a frame to take home to display your favorite family photo.

May 10 - YOU are the ARTIST!: See the works in the 24th Annual Regional Juried High School Exhibition and be inspired to make a new and different work of art - maybe something for Mother's Day!

Art Camp

Tuesday, April 7 - Friday April 10, 2015

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Spring Break! School Vacation Art Camp for ages 6 - 14.

Have art fun in the galleries, the Art Studio, and the museum learning new drawing, painting, and sculpting skills. Space is limited. Please register by Wednesday, April 1. $80 per child or $60 for Hyde members.

For more information or inquiries about scholarships available for programs contact Evi Fisher, curator of education, 518-792-176 ext. 327 or

Image courtesy PJN Photography