Family Programs

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Artful Mornings 2018

Join us as we explore landscapes, portraits,illustration and more as we make beautiful pieces of art! In these weekly, three-day morning programs, children will create vibrant works of art inspired by our summer exhibitions and permanent collections. Summer class techniques will include drawing, painting, scratchboard, sculpture,and textile art.

'Tute for Tots Summer 2018

Friday, July 13 • 10:00am - 11:30pm
Friday, July 20 • 10:00am - 11:30pm
Friday, July 27 • 10:00am - 11:30pm
Friday, August 24 • 10:00am - 11:30pm
Friday, August 31 • 10:00am - 11:30pm

'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available. The 7 week class session runs from July 13th to August 31st. Join us this summer for a colorful world of fun as we create our own animal art!

Junior Interpreter Informational Meeting

Saturday, September 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

Interested in being a teen volunteer? Come to this meeting to learn more!

Family Fun Day at the Moo-seum

Saturday, September 22 • 10:00am - 4:30pm

Enjoy a fun animal themed day at the museum!

Museum Day

Saturday, September 22 • 10:00am - 5:00pm

Hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Download a special ticket and receive free admission for two.

Lego Building Challenge Fall 2018

Sunday, October 7 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday, October 8 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Monday, October 8 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bring friends, family, and colleagues to work together to create beautiful Lego structures.

FAMILY STORY TIME: Tales of Birds and Beasts

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

Enjoy a special animal themed story time at the museum!

FAMILY PROGRAM Mummy Birthday Party

Sunday, October 28 • 12:00pm - 4:30pm

It's time to celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of the museum's mummies to Albany!

FIRST FRIDAY 2018

Friday, January 5 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, February 2 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, March 2 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, April 6 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, May 4 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, June 1 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, July 6 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, August 3 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, September 7 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, October 5 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, November 2 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, December 7 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

We're open for free this evening!