Children and Family Programs

The Center is temporarily closed from January 2015 through February 2016. For additional information about the closure, visit building conservation project. For inquiries related to children and family programs, contact Education ( | +1 203 432 2858).


Special Needs Program

Exploring Artism: A Program for Families

A free program for families with children who are five to twelve years of age and on the autism spectrum, participants learn to look and respond to artwork in the museum’s galleries. Join us and engage in group conversations in the galleries, a follow-up art project in a museum classroom, and much more. While we have taken into account the needs of individuals with autism in designing this program, it is intended to be fun for parents, siblings, and other relatives too!

Free; pre-registration required. Please contact Education ( | +1 203 432 2858) with your name, number, and a good time to reach you by phone. A museum educator will call you to complete your registration.

Youth Programs

Full-day programs, like those listed below, have been available for young visitors every summer. Please contact the Education Department with any questions about future programs ( | +1 203 432 7192).

Programs have included:
Sense-sational Art
Draw, Paint, and Print Your Own Artist's Book

Complete listings of upcoming programs for children and families can also be found in the Calendar.