Florence Griswold Museum

Activities for Kids


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Afterschool Art Studio

A new project every month for students in grades K-6...







Homeschooler Classes

Each session: $12 per participant * (additional siblings $10)
* includes one free museum admission for parent or guardian

Contact the Museum at (860) 434-5542, ext. 111

Classes limited to 25 students.

Check back for Fall Schedule.





Make-A-Painting Sundays

Hartman Education CenterEvery Sunday from April through December, visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate. (In October the projects change from painting to special event related craft projects.)

The program, which is free with Museum admission, begins in the Education Center where visitors can choose from a variety of hands-on activities. In good weather, guests can even paint "en plein air" (in the open air) just as the artists did over a hundred years ago. Supplied with canvas, palette, paint, brushes, a smock and a quick lesson in color mixing and painting techniques visitors discover for themselves why Miss Florence's was THE place to paint!

Planning Ahead for Summer

Art Intensive Mini Camp for Middle School Students
Tuesday — Thursday
July 1-3
$120 (members $95)
Register Online
Middle school students with an interest in art explore a variety of skill building exercises with the artist-in-residence, Julie Riggs. A graduate of esteemed art programs, Riggs offers both general and directed projects for the participants. Camp includes a t-shirt, materials, and snacks.

Art Colony Camp
Monday — Friday
$200 (members $190)
Register Online

Kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s five-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, art colony campers investigate art exhibitions, paint, play games, and more. Camps include a camp t-shirt, all artmaking materials, and daily snacks.

Each week culminates in an exhibition of student projects.

Session 1 (grades 1-3): July 7-11
Session 2 (grades 4-6): July 14-18
Session 3 (grades 1-3): July 21-25
Session 4 (grades 4-6): July 28- August 1
Session 5 (grades 1-3): August 4-8
Session 6 (grades 1-6): August 11-15





Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5; Sunday 1 - 5
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Visitors to the Florence Griswold Museum can explore these highlights:

Florence Griswold House

Krieble Gallery

Hartman Education Center

Grounds & Gardens

Chadwick Studio

Rafal Landscape Center
Meseum Membership

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Resources for teachers

Homeschooler Classes

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