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!

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
, 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.