Family & Children


Year Round Programs

Tours for Tots and Baby Tots
Will resume September 4, 2014
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Specially designed program for 5 and unders to explore the museum with an educator and enjoy creative time in the art studio. Free

ARTfull Afternoons
Will resume September 10, 2014  (The September 3 class is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.)
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. Free

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 pm. Free

Sunday, June 8, Art on the Outside
Tour the sculptures outside (or inside if it's raining) followed by sculpture building activities in the garden or art studio.

Sunday, July 13, Magical Mysteries
Enjoy family and adult tours of the exhibitions Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows and Emerging from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and His Contemporaries, make art out of light and shadow, enjoy some music and magic for all ages!

Sunday, August 10, Light in August
Family friendly tours of the exhibitions, plein air painting with visiting artists through the day (all materials provided) on the museum grounds, workshops and activities for children of all ages.

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

Children's Art Workshops

Summer Art Workshops
Tuesday, July 15 – Friday, July 18
Tuesday, August 19 – Friday, August 22
Tuesday, August 12 – Friday, August 15 (Separate sessions)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
For ages 6 – 12. Art activities conducted outside and in the art studio will introduce young artists to drawing, painting and sculpting techniques. Students may register for both one or all sessions.
$45 Hyde members, $50 non members, per session

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

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