Family Programs

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'Tute for Tots Summer 2017

'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available. The 8 week class session runs from July 14th to September 1st. Join us this summer for a colorful world of fun as we discover different art mediums!

GALLERY TALK Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region

Friday, July 7 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Friday, August 4 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Friday, September 1 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Explore this year's regional exhibition with some of the featured artists.

Museum Day Live!

Saturday, September 23 • 10:00am - 5:00pm

We're offering free admission for two with downloaded ticket from!

Free Admission Day: Columbus Day

Monday, October 9 • 10:00am - 5:00pm

We're open for free today!

Lego Building Challenge Fall 2017

Saturday, October 7 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, October 7 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 8 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday, October 9 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Monday, October 9 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bring friends, family, and colleagues to work together to create beautiful Lego structures. $5.00

Art for All 2017-2018

Saturdays from 10am to 4:30pm Oct. 14 to May 12 Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative! Join us in the Albany Institute of History & Art studio for drop in art making!

FAMILY PROGRAM Mummy Birthday Party

Sunday, October 29 • 12:00pm - 4:30pm

It's time to celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of the museum's mummies to Albany!


Friday, March 3 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, April 7 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, May 5 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, June 2 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, July 7 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, August 4 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, September 1 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, October 6 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, November 3 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, December 1 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

We're open for free this evening!