Educational Programs for Formal and Informal Learning Experiences

At this time, the museum is hosting both virtual and in-person programming. Click on the event titles to learn more.

The Education Department connects our community to our collections and exhibitions by providing lifelong-learning opportunities.

We develop programs for school children and their teachers that provide formal learning experiences to support curricula.

We also offer a full range of exciting and engaging informal learning programs that help people of all ages connect to arts and culture and to each other.


Upcoming Events

10:00am–4:00pm The Art for All program at the Albany Institute of History & Art is a great way for visitors of all ages to enrich their museum visits, enjoy creative family time, and just have fun! Enjoy a new art project each month.

Calling all young artists, ages six through twelve! Join us at the Albany Institute for fun, hands-on activities led by our museum educators. Prepare to learn new things, experiment with new ideas and connect with new people. Throughout school breaks and the summer we will explore the galleries at the Albany Institute and create our own works of arts!  Topics are divided by week with ages 9-12 on Tuesday-Thursday and ages 6-8 on Friday.