NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Museum of American Art is offering free activities for the whole family during April vacation.
During the week families with children can learn how to start their own garden, meet an award-winning children’s author and illustrator and attend a festival in honor of Earth Day.
On Saturday, April 9 from 12-2 p.m. families with children ages 5-10 can enjoy Kids Art & Gardening Workshop with New Britain ROOTS. Through hands-on-activities with ROOTS Education Coordinator Rita Neal, adults will learn how to engage their children in the garden, while children will explore the excitement of gardening and leave with their own plant-starting kit to use at home.
On Tuesday, April 12 at 12 p.m. there will be an Author Reading with Hudson Talbott. Guests can meet Talbott, an award-winning children’s author and illustrator virtually, as he reads his book River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River. He will also do a Q&A session after the reading.
On Thursday, April 14 at 12 p.m. there will be a Drop-In Family Art Studio with Mary Beth Sasso. She will be instructing participants on how to make sculptures from recycled water bottles.
To celebrate Earth Day, the NBMAA will be hosting a Family Earth & Art Festival on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The festival will focus on artists, makers and businesses whose work brings art and nature together. Guests will be able to create art inspired by nature with artist Jasmine Ahern, try out yard games on the museum’s grounds, shop from local vendors and dance to live music by the Midnight Anthem. Admission will be free to all visitors.
Admission to the museum will be free for all families April 9, 12 and 14 for spring break.
The New Britain Museum of American Art located on 56 Lexington Ave. For more information and links to register for these events, visit nbmaa.org/programs-events.