October 11, 2016
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Associate
860.443.2545 x112 / [email protected]


New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to partner with Pfizer Inc. and Groton Laboratories to present a new community program, Science Saturdays.

This fun, drop-in style program is designed for children ages 7-11. Science Saturdays will encourage participants to explore the intersections between art and science. Designed to demonstrate links, and sometimes mutual dependencies in both fields, Science Saturday sessions will expand students’ appreciation for these two disciplines.

Each month will feature a different gallery learning session, mini-experiment and hands-on art project. Programs are free with Museum admission (children under 12 are free), and run from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Through the generous support from Pfizer, the Museum is able to offer monthly STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning opportunities for children and parents to participate in arts and science together—integrated fun at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum!

The first Science Saturday program will be held on October 22nd. Participants will enjoy sculpting their own 3-D creations out of hand-made slime. As students create their ooey-gooey mixture, they will learn about the polymer molecules and ions that make slime so thick and stretchy. Please visit for more information on subsequent programs.

For more information please contact Rebecca Marsie at 860.443.2545 x112 or at [email protected].

About the Lyman Allyn Art Museum
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes about 25,000 visitors annually from New London, Southeastern Connecticut and all over the world. Established in 1926 by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the Museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building surrounded by 11 acres of green space in 1932. Today it presents a number of changing exhibitions each year and houses a fascinating collection of over 16,000 objects from ancient times to the present; artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts and Victorian toys and doll houses.

The museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 129 or visit us on Facebook or the web at:

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