Family Programs

The museum galleries have reopened, yet to continue to meet safety precautions onsite programming will not occur until 2021. Online events such as performances, lectures, art programs, and more are occuring and details can be found at our virtual Museum at Home!

The Albany Institute is a place where people of all ages can learn and have fun. Our family programs provide enriching educational experiences about art and history in an atmosphere that is diverse, compelling, and entertaining. From weekend programs to family festivals, from school-vacation art programs to pre-school programming, the Albany Institute offers a wide variety of activities that will appeal to your family.

For programs that require a fee, payment is required at the time of registration.

For more information, or to register for a program, please contact our Director of Art Programs, Sarah Clowe at 518-463-4478, ext. 435, or

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CHILDREN'S ZOOM ART WORKSHOP: Ancient Egyptian Jewelry & Symbolism

Friday, December 4, 3:30PM-5:00PM
$15 non-members; $10 members
Recommended ages 8 and above

Join us as we admire the jewelry and symbols from ancient Egypt including examples from the museum’s own ancient Egyptian displays. We’ll create our own versions of scarab heart amulets, and other wearables inspired by artifacts while using everyday household materials. This workshop fulfills many of the requirements for the Junior Jewelry Girl Scout badge.  A supply list will be provided with household materials to be used. Space is limited and registration is required. 


Supply list: ½ cup flour, ¼ cup salt, ¼ cup water, food coloring, tin foil, lightweight cardboard such as a recycled cereal or snack box or poster board, string, scissors, glue, toothpick, and a permanent marker 

(Gluten-free? We've heard that gluten-free varieties of flour also will work for our planned salt dough)

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