Family Days

Don't miss these fun-filled family programs, which include lots of museum activities for participants of all ages—art workshops, performances, gallery activities, and more.

BOOK EVENT Book signing with Hudson Talbott

Saturday, November 24 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Hudson Talbott, Author

Hudson Talbott's newest book is Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art. Come meet the author and get your book signed at this special event!

 

This event is part of the Albany Institute's Home for the Holidays free admission weekend.

HOMESCHOOL DAY Animals in Art

6-14: Thursday, November 29 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Animals in Art
Ages 6 -14
$7 student

Join us for a special program just for homeschoolers, and explore animals in the museum.   Discover a jeweled lion from Tibet, a donkey sculpture that once resided in the Governor's mansion, a portrait of a pet monkey and more! Animals have been depicted in art throughout history in many different ways using a variety of materials, from paint to metal to wood to glass. In this program we’ll observe animals in paintings, sculpture, the decorative arts, and other media from around the world. Students will tour the animal exhibitions, and complete an animal inspired art project to take home. This program is offered for children 6 to 14. Students will be placed into two groups based on age.

 
Registration tips:
If using a mobile device to register please change viewing settings to full desktop view to allow purchase to be completed.

Emergency contact information is not necessary to fill out with registration since this is not a drop off program.

 

Participation in the event assumes consent for photographs to be used for museum purposes unless participants otherwise notify the Albany Institute of History & Art.

$7.00

FAMILY STORY TIME: Tales of Birds and Beasts

0-5: Saturday, September 8 • 10:30am - 11:00am 0-5: Saturday, September 22 • 10:30am - 11:00am 0-5: Saturday, October 13 • 10:30am - 11:00am 0-5: Saturday, October 27 • 10:30am - 11:00am 0-5: Saturday, November 10 • 10:30am - 11:00am 0-5: Saturday, December 1 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Join Albany Public Librarians for a special story time at the museum to tell tales of caterpillars, unicorns, polar bears and more! There will be stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 0 to 5 and their families.

Free, but registration is recommended.

To register, please email waldronv@albanyinstitute.org or call (518) 463-4478 ext. 404.

FAMILY PROGRAM Family Paint Workshop 1-13-19

Ages 6 & up: Sunday, January 13 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ages 6 and above
All painters must register.
Museum admission is included with registration.
$25 non-members; $20 members per painter

Join us for an afternoon of painting fun for the whole family!  This special paint workshop is a great parent child bonding opportunity and makes the perfect holiday gift, too.  

For more information about the paint workshop contact Sarah Clowe at 518-463-4478 ext. 435 or e-mail clowes@albanyinstitute.org 
 
Registration tips:
If using a mobile device to register please change viewing settings to full desktop view to allow purchase to be completed.

Emergency contact information is not necessary to fill out with registration since this is not a drop off program.

 

Participation in the event assumes consent for photographs to be used for museum purposes unless participants otherwise notify the Albany Institute of History & Art.

$20.00