Cupcakes & Cocoa Family Parties
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon beginning with a hot chocolate bar and festive treats! After, kids and adults can find a zoo’s worth of animals in a Grand Menagerie themed I-Spy. Once the exploring is complete, everyone will head to the studio to sculpt their own exotic animals out of clay!
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Dates: November 24, December 1, 8 & 15 (Sundays)
Pricing: $15 adults • $12 kids • free for kids 3 & under
(includes museum admission)
Payment is required at the time of reservation.
Please call 860.443.2545 x2129 to reserve your space.
-In the event of a cancellation, a full refund will be issued up to 48 hours before the date of the reserved Cupcakes & Cocoa Party.
-If a cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the Cupcakes& Cocoa Party, a refund will not be issued.
-If the Cupcakes & Cocoa Party is cancelled due to weather, attendees can sign up for another date or a full refund will be issued.
Grand Menagerie: Animals in Art!
November 23, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Go wild this holiday season with the Lyman Allyn’s newest family-friendly exhibit! From the earliest cave drawings to the sleekest modern art, the animal world has always been a source of inspiration. Discover a zoo’s worth of animals to be found throughout the museum’s collection—in paintings, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, bronze, textiles, photography and more. Grand Menagerie promises something for everyone in your herd!
Festive Family Programs
Free First Saturday • December 7 • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm • Free admission
Join us in the art studio and paint wintry snowscape scenes!
Science Saturday • December 21 • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm • Free with museum admission
Create a river of cascading colors in this exciting frozen rainbow eruption activity!
Wonderment is generously sponsored by:
Images are details of original artworks from the collection of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.
Left to right: Abraham Cooper, A Horse in the Landscape, 1838, oil on canvas, 1982.5; Morris Berd, Boy with a Bird, ca. 1914- 1952, oil on canvas, 1952.25; Spaniel, Staffordshire pottery, 19th c., one of a pair, 1969.60B; Paul Bransom, A Monkey, n.d., pastel on paper, 1984.194; William Zorach, Cat Standing with Long Tail, ca. 1927, carved Rosewood, 1998.20; Andy Warhol, Cow, 1971, screenprint on wallpaper, 1971.282; Plate, red on black with carp, cuttlefish, Greek, c. 300 BCE, 1935.4.169; Anirnik Oshuitoq, One Hare, Owls, and Young Birds, 1968, ink on paper, 1981.37; Brian Keith Stephens, Contemporary Modern Soldier, 2012, oil on canvas, 2017.8; Chaim Gross, The Poet’s Dream, ca. 1968 -1971, lithograph, 1979.125.