Second Saturdays: Family Time

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Second Saturdays for Families:
Family Time

Enjoy family time at the Wadsworth Atheneum! Learn about a historic Hartford family, take a family tour, and work as a team to build an enormous outdoor sculpture. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

Fun & Games
Design a board game on the sidewalk, invent your own rules, and play it with your family. Work together to complete a sculpture challenge, then visit the Ice Cream for a Dream truck for a sweet treat! Atheneum Square North

Family Portraits
Learn about the Colt Family with an educator from the Coltsville National Historic Park. Then, create your own family portrait to take home! Avery Court

Enjoy Tom Lee’s special performance of a magical folktale from Palestine titled “The Camel Husband.” Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage

Small Talks with the Teen Ambassadors
Meet our amazing Teen Ambassadors! Stop in for a brief conversation about the teens’ favorite works of art.
10:30am – 11:00am                          Adoration of the Shepherds with Placide (Morgan Great Hall)
11:00am – 11:30am                          The Old Man and Death with Aimable (Morgan 2)
11:30am – 12:00pm                          Hooker and Company with Honore (Frederic Church)
12:00pm – 12:30pm                          Vale of St. Thomas, Jamaica with Elvin (Avery 3)
12:30pm – 1:00pm                            Time is Money with Innocent (Avery 3)


ABCs: Art, Books, Connections Tour
Make connections between art and families during this docent-guided tour for young children and accompanying adults. Meet at Information Desk

Ask About Art
Talk to a docent about what you see. Conrad Shawcross/MATRIX 179

Eyes on Art Family Tour
Explore families in art during this docent-led tour for all ages. Meet at Information Desk


Public Tours Meet at Information Desk:
11:30am               Highlights Tour
1:00pm                 Highlights Tour
2:30pm                 Tour: Frederic Church
4:00pm                 3-in-30 Highlights Tour


Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Tinty Foundation; the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of American, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.