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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


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).


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

1893, Vuillard Greenfield-Sanders, 2008 Louis Gabriel Eugene Isabey brown, 2004

Upcoming Events

all-day 41st Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
41st Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
Apr 12 – May 18 all-day
41st Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
Hartford Youth Art Renaissance, 2013 41st Hartford Youth Art Renaissance: Celebrate the 41st anniversary of the museum’s partnership with the Hartford Public School District to [...]
all-day CANCELED: Day Art Tour: Newark Museum
CANCELED: Day Art Tour: Newark M…
Apr 24 all-day
CANCELED: Day Art Tour: Newark Museum: Join the Women’s Committee for a day exploring the Newark Museum, New Jersey’s largest museum. $115; $105 Members, includes [...]
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Apr 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 [...]
7:00 pm Film: A Journey
Film: A Journey
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:25 pm
Film: A Journey: Two solitary people meet and form a bond in the backcountry of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec. 2013. Canada. 85 min. Not [...]
all-day Fine Art & Flowers
Fine Art & Flowers
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day
Fine Art & Flowers: Welcome spring at our annual fundraiser Fine Art & Flowers! View floral arrangements inspired by works of art in our collection [...]

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Hours & Admission

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

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