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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!

KIDS ROCKWELL Summer Exhibition

We Are Made of Star Stuff by Yen Ospina

On view: June 16, 2023 - October 15, 2023

Ithaca-based artist Yen Ospina created brand new large-scale drawings to brighten up our Art Lab walls and imaginations!

Blonde toddler plays with magnets

In 2023, visitors will join the Art Lab for an experience reflecting The Rockwell Museum’s annual theme celebrating Heroes.

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…

Model Magic

Use this lightweight modeling material to sculpt a critter, object, or anything your imagination desires! You can take it home with you or swap with another artist using the trading board.

Paper Puppets

Decorate a paper bag to look like a critter, with a mouth that opens and closes! Use your new puppet to put on a show in the puppet theater.

Magic Wands

Make your very own magical wand featuring stars and streamers. Use it as a prop in the puppet theater!

Watercolor Planets

Create a celestial scene using watercolor pencils. See how the colors blend and swirl on your paper when you add water!

Sugar Skull Printmaking

Create a festive sugar skull stamp and use it to decorate a greeting card for Day of the Dead! Add a colorful paper flower crown to complete your project.


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

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

photograph of The Rockwell Museum

The Rockwell Museum

111 Cedar St, Corning NY 14830

Current Museum hours

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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