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Get together and get creative!

Join us at the KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab, an interactive family studio just around the corner from the Museum at 36 E. Market St. in Corning, NY. All activities at the Art Lab are inspired by the art and themes of The Rockwell Museum!

Fall/Winter Hours: Thursday – Monday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day): Open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Spring Break week: Open daily, April 22 – 26

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In 2024, visitors will join the Art Lab for an experience reflecting The Rockwell Museum’s annual theme, Creating Connections.

Enjoy activities, games and hands-on projects connected to our exciting special exhibitions and collection of American artworks.

Here’s what you’ll find at the Art Lab today…

Paper Sculptures

Make a colorful sculpture out of paper curls, fringe and loops that pop off the page.

Brilliant Suncatchers

Create a colorful suncatcher flag inspired by Rachel Hayes’s installation Brilliant Cut Sky.

Study Sketches

Explore the artistic process and create a fun abstract drawing using your non-dominant hand.

Change Your Perspective

Re-imagine a landscape in the Museum collection from your own unique perspective.

Collaged Scenes

Make a layered collage scene inspired by Romare Bearden’s artwork, The Conversation.

New! Weaving Wall

Explore the different colors and textures on our weaving wall and contribute to our always-changing community tapestry.


Fall/Winter (Labor Day – Memorial Day): Thursday – Monday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day): Open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


We believe Museums are a place for all ages, from babies and toddlers through adulthood. Activities at the Art Lab and Museum are designed primarily for ages 4 through 12, with a playmat, simple blocks and book nook available for our youngest visitors.


If your child is having a tough day and you have to cut your visit unexpectedly short, your tickets are valid for 48-hours.

Snack Time

If you need to re-energize with snacks during your visit, we have a variety of snacks, water, juice (and coffee for adults!) available for a nominal fee.

Changing Tables

All restrooms at the Museum and Art Lab are equipped with changing tables. At the Museum, restrooms are located on Floor 1M.

Nursing Areas

You are welcome to breastfeed anywhere in the Museum or Art Lab. At this time, there are no designated nursing or pumping areas.

Strollers & Bags

Strollers, wheelchairs, mobility devices are permitted. Free wheelchairs and lightweight strollers are available at the main Museum to borrow during your visit. Large bags may be stored in your stroller, or behind the desk at Admission. There are no lockers or coat checks available.

The Art Lab is a self-guided and interactive space for everyone to enjoy; grown-ups too!

  •         Children must be supervised
  •         Remember the indoor speed limit and use walking feet at all times
  •         Please wear shoes and socks for safety
  •         Please return materials to their containers and dispose of any trash or scraps
  •         Respect our space and others in it by taking turns and being mindful of your body.
photograph of KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab


36 E Market St, Corning NY 14830

Current Museum hours

Thursday - Monday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

photograph of The Rockwell Museum

The Rockwell Museum

111 Cedar St, Corning NY 14830

Current Museum hours

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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