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Scheduling Your Visit

All visits must have a confirmed appointment. To book directly with our Group Visit Associate, call (860) 838-4046. Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance unless otherwise noted. Space is limited. Groups without a scheduled appointment may not be able to enter the museum.

Touring Hours

Docent-guided Tours

  • Wednesday – Friday, 9:30 am – 4 pm
  • First Thursday of each month, 9:30 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm

Self-guided Tours

  • Wednesday – Friday, 12 – 4 pm
  • First Thursday of each month, 12 – 7 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm

Fees
Admission is $5. Students and faculty of universities and colleges that are Institutional Members receive FREE admission.

$3 is added to all admission prices during our two annual fundraisers, Festival of Trees & Traditions (December 5–15, 2013) and Fine Art & Flowers (April 25–27, 2014).

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Click on the name of a tour to use our online reservation form.

Looking At Art For College Groups
This tour provides an introduction to the Wadsworth Atheneum as well as active group discussions of works of art in the museum’s collection

Exhibition Tour
Join docents as they lead an active exploration of an individual museum exhibition.

Curriculum-Structured Tour
Working with museum educators, tours will be customized to fit a professor’s learning objectives. Call 860-838-4047 or email to discuss the possibilities. Reservations must be made at least one month in advance.

Self-guided Tour
Professors may lecture their groups in the galleries, but guided tours have priority. Groups are limited to a maximum of 35 students. Professors are requested to identify the galleries where they will tour so that other groups can plan appropriately.

From Our Collection

1594, Caravaggio 1731, Canaletto 1749, Panini 1773, Wright

Upcoming Events

Oct
24
Fri
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
Oct
25
Sat
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Looking at Landscapes: Free with admission; meet at the Information Desk by The Museum Shop.
Oct
26
Sun
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
2:00 pm Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels: Beginning circa 1817, the story spans three years of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana. Learn about the [...]

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Hours & Admission

Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
First Thursdays: 11 am – 8 pm

Admission:
Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors (age 62+): $8
Students (age 13 & over or with college ID): $5
Children (age 12 & under): Free
First Thursdays (from 5-8 pm): $5