Children and families

The Yale Center for British Art offers programs for children and families that explore the collections and special exhibitions. Through gallery experiences and hands-on activities, participants of all ages and abilities learn about British art and culture.

Exploring Artism

This is a free program for families with children who are five to twelve years of age and on the autism spectrum. Participants look at artwork in the galleries and create a follow-up project in a museum classroom. While the needs of individuals with autism are prioritized, it is also fun for parents, siblings, and other relatives too! Preregistration is required.

This program is conducted by the Education department of the Yale Center for British Art in consultation with the Yale Child Study Center and is recommended by the Autism Parents Community (APC).

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Color Our Collections

Grab your crayons, paints, markers, or app and show us your best color work. Stay true to the original or get creative!

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Art Making at the Museum

Visitors of all ages are invited to join for a hands-on art-making session. Our Education department presents fun, engaging projects that relate to works in our collection and special exhibitions. All materials are provided for free. Check our calendar for upcoming sessions!