• School’s Out! Spring Break Activities for Families

    April 23
    April 27

    Monday–Friday, April 23–27, 2018

    Find extra special Art + Science gallery activities, games, art workshops, scavenger hunts and more each day of Spring Break, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop in any time to explore how science is connected to art by participating in these fun and engaging activities!

    Don’t miss out on all the ways for families to enjoy The Rockwell in Corning, NY:

    • New! Snack Packs
      Attendees during Spring Break may pick up a Snack Pack on their way out the door for only $2.00 each. Rockwell Museum Members with a Family enhancement receive a FREE Snack Pack for each family member. 
    • Forever Pass
      All young field trip attendees receive a Forever Pass — redeem it for free admission for the whole family during your Spring Break or any day of the year…forever! The Rockwell is your destination for authentic, un-plugged play.
    • Family Membership
      Our all-new Family Enhancement gives you all the perks of Rockwell membership, plus priority event registration and a free snack pack at workshops! Learn more and join


    Free Art Workshops (Monday-Thursday)

    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 45-minute time slots will start on the hour. Walk-ins are welcome! Pre-registration is encouraged. All workshops are free and open to the public. Reserve your times below.

    Earth Day Illustration ExampleEarth Day Doodles with illustrator Laura Charles

    Monday, April 23 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 45-minute time slots start on the hour

    Come make a poster celebrating Earth Day and what you love best about nature and science. Be inspired by the amazing animals on land and in the sea, the beauty of planet earth, exploring our place in the cosmos, and more!

    Learn more     Register

    Shannah Warwick Antigravity Textile CollageTextile Collage with artist Shannah Warwick

    Tuesday, April 24 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 45-minute time slots start on the hour

    Students will use colorful, hand dyed textiles to create a unique collage inspired by the special art installation on view, Antigravity: Guest Artist Crystal Gregory.  Students will explore color, texture, and gravity in this creative project.

    Learn more     Register

    Painted RocksRock Art with Rockwell Education Staff

    Wednesday, April 25 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 45-minute time slots start on the hour

    Turn the solid earth into art by drawing and painting pictures and symbols, known as pictographs, onto the surface of a rock.  Native Americans painted pictographs on rocks in order to record history of events, share stories and document special aspects about their culture.  Rock art can be found all over the world in caves, on cliff walls and boulders, some of which date back to thousands of years ago.  Design your own one-of-a-kind rockin’ creation!

    Learn more     Register

    Potato PritnsWoven Paper & Potato Prints with artist Erica Unterman

    Thursday, April 26 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 45-minute time slots start on the hour

    Inspired by the Haudenosaunee collection, learn the basket weave technique to create a paper mat with an interesting pattern. Engage edible biology to develop a personalized pattern on your mat. Print the woven paper with potatoes to give your weaving a unique design. Turn the science of tubers into masterful art.

    Learn more     Register

    Education programs are made possible by Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. and East Shore Marketing LLC.

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