Second Saturdays for Families

Second Saturdays for Families inspires and encourages families to explore and experience art together. Through hands-on art projects, family-centered tours, music and the performing arts, families develop a meaningful relationship with art and with the Wadsworth Atheneum. This free program takes place every month from 10am to 1pm, and has served over 50,000 visitors since it was conceived in 2009. View photos from past events.
We had a wonderful time! It was a fantastic family event. We will be at the next one.
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It’s a great opportunity for families to share cultural experiences that cross time and distance in an affordable way.
For more about the success of this program, please see the Second Saturdays for Families Evaluation Summary, an excerpt from the 2013 Evaluation Report.

Current Supporters

J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc.


George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation (Bank of America and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees)