KIDS ROCKWELL believes that museums act as community centers – a place for safe and authentic arts experiences for all audiences. Your family will love connecting with the art on our walls through imaginative, engaging workshops and programs. Sign up for our e-newsletter to be the first to know about additions to the calendar and registration openings!

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Art Explorers’ Story Hour

We’re proud to partner with Southeast Steuben County Library to present this fun and interactive story hour for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. Each month in The Rockwell’s Southwest Lodge, Children’s Librarian Sue McConnell reads beloved stories thematically linked to The Rockwell’s art collection. Explore and socialize with games and activities, connecting little ones to authentic arts experiences through storytime and un-plugged play. 

  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration required
  • First Thursday of each month during the school year (October – May)

School’s Out, Art’s In!

Day off from school? Fill your day with awesome arts exploration at The Rockwell. We provide hands-on art projects, workshops and gallery games for FREE during many public holidays and school breaks.

  • Free and open to the public
  • Pre-registration is encouraged for these popular art programs; walk-ins always welcome!
  • Columbus Day, Presidents’ Day, Spring Break

Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Don’t miss the biggest KIDS ROCKWELL event of the year, held annually on the first Sunday of November.

During the month of October, middle school Spanish students from the surrounding area visit the Museum to create decorative objects for a Dia de los Muertos student ofrenda that is on view in The Rockwell’s Student Gallery throughout the month. The Museum’s Education Department has partnered with area schools and Spanish teachers in this special program since 2002. The program integrates cultural traditions with classroom education and creates an opportunity for students to connect an artistic experience with traditional learning.

The month culminates in The Rockwell’s Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration, an afternoon that is open to the public to decorate sugar skulls, make paper flowers, try traditional foods and learn about this special Mexican holiday.

New this year! A community ofrenda will be on view at the KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab community members are invited to add a photo or special memento to remember a loved one. A special picture frame project will also be offered during the month of October in the Art Lab.

Holiday Open House & Family Sparkle

Each year, The Rockwell Museum and sister organization Corning Museum of Glass celebrate the season with Holiday Open House – offering free admission for all ages the first Saturday and Sunday of December. Explore the Gingerbread Invitational with gallery games, decorate cookies and enjoy unplugged family time. 


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