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Free First Saturday

Come ready for fun artful learning (be sure to dress for mess!).

Time: 11 am – 1 pm in the art studio
Cost: Free admission all day

  • April 6: Tiffany Dragonflies
    • Make a Dragonfly work of art inspired by our Tiffany Lamp. Enjoy the museum’s permanent collections while you’re visiting!
    • Visit with special guests from Bee Me Up Apiary and Wild Ones Mountain Laurel to learn about bees, bugs, and our local ecology. 
  • May 4: Primary Painting
    •  Enjoy the abstract design of Connecticut artist Power Boothe before creating your own painting using primary colors.
  • June 1: Making your Mark
    • Experiment with mark making by creating a painting without a paintbrush. Use different tools to see how each one works differently.

Free First Saturdays are made possible by Chelsea Groton Bank.

Science Saturday

This fun drop-in program, designed for children ages 7-11, encourages participants to explore the intersections between art and science.

Time: 11 am – 1 pm in the art studio
Cost: Free with Museum admission

  • March 16: In the Wind
    • Enjoy a blustery March by learning about wind! Learn about why wind can help fly a kite, or make wind chimes sing. Then make a wind spinner to take home.

  • April 20: Super Subs
    • Be inspired by Beatrice Cuming’s 1944 painting of Chubb, a submarine being built at area company Electric Boat. Learn about the functions of submarines and design your own super, or silly, sub.

  • May 18: Earth Fest- Offsite Science Saturday!
    • Find the table at the Earthfest CT 2024 event at McCook Point Park in East Lyme, CT. This free family event celebrates the idea that Earth Day is Every Day! Learn more on their site: https://www.earthdayeverydayct.org/ 

    • At Lyman Allyn’s spot, learn about different types and the science behind clouds. Explore the different images of clouds depicted in Lyman Allyn’s collections. Create a cloud to take home with you.

  • June 15: Geometric Sun Catchers
    • Gain inspiration from the geometric designs by painter and printmaker Power Booth. Make your own sun catcher to celebrate shapes, colors, and light.  

Science Saturdays are made possible by Pfizer Inc. and Groton Laboratories.

April 2024

Science Saturday

This fun drop-in program encourages participants to explore the intersections between art and science. April 20: Super Subs Be inspired by Beatrice Cuming’s 1944 painting of Chubb, a submarine being built at area company Electric Boat. Learn about the functions of submarines and design your own super, or silly, sub. -Sponsored by Pfizer Inc. and Groton Labs-
20 Apr
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 2024

Free First Saturday

Join us in the art studio from 11 am – 1 pm and create an artwork that represents Primary Painting. Enjoy the abstract design of Connecticut artist Power Boothe before creating your own painting using primary colors. While you’re here, explore the Museum and enjoy ongoing exhibits. Fun for the whole family! Walk-ins for the […]
04 May
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Science Saturday

This fun drop-in program encourages participants to explore the intersections between art and science. May 18: Creative Clouds Come learn about different types and the science behind clouds. Explore the different images of clouds depicted in Lyman Allyn’s collections. Create a cloud to take home with you by spiraling paper. -Sponsored by Pfizer Inc. and Groton […]
18 May
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
June 2024

Free First Saturday

Join us in the art studio from 11 am – 1 pm and create an artwork that represents Making Your Mark! Learn about different kind of mark making by creating a painting without a brush! Experiment with different tools and materials in your work. While you’re here, explore the Museum and enjoy ongoing exhibits. Fun […]
01 Jun
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Science Saturday

This fun drop-in program encourages participants to explore the intersections between art and science. June 15: Geometric Sun Catchers Gain inspiration from the geometric designs by painter and printmaker Power Booth. Make your own sun catcher to celebrate shapes, colors, and light. -Sponsored by Pfizer Inc. and Groton Labs-
15 Jun
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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