Teacher Programs

The Wadsworth Atheneum offers a range of public and appointment-based professional development opportunities for PreK–12 educators. Featuring instruction in the galleries and hands-on activities, our programs introduce teachers to the museum’s collection and special exhibitions and provide strategies for integrating the arts into the classroom across subject areas. Additionally, the museum offers appointment-based workshops and occasional Evenings for Educators appreciation events. To receive updates and invitations to our teacher programs, please email teachers@thewadsworth.org.

Membership for Educators

The Wadsworth is delighted to announce a new K-12 educator discount on regular membership, available at the Supporter (single individual) and Ambassador (two individuals, plus NARM) levels. Click the links to review the perks and join today! Questions? Please contact Diana Reeve, Membership Manager at membership@thewadsworth.org or 860-838-4070 for more information.

Appointment-based Workshops

Our staff can design a customized professional development session for your school or department to support specific grade-level or curricular needs. Call (860) 838-4170 or email teachers@thewadsworth.org. Please allow at least four weeks for booking.

FEE: $25/teacher for up to three contact hours.

A maximum of 15 teachers can be accommodated per museum workshop session. One-hour Virtual PDs and Highlights tours for teachers are available on Zoom at a flat rate of $150.


Fall Open House for Educators

Welcome Back! All current & retired teachers welcome.

FREE with registration. All attendees must register separately.

Saturday, September 23, 2023
3-5pm
, or arrive early for the 2pm public lecture: The Life and Times of Anna Murray Douglass with Daina Ramey Berry. Click here to register for the lecture.

The Wadsworth welcomes teachers and retired teachers at no charge from 3-5pm. Browse the galleries and jump on a docent-led tour. There will be a space reserved with refreshments and art-making. Last chance to experience the exhibition I Am Seen…Therefore I Am, a cinematic gallery experience themed around the life and times of Frederick Douglass.