Bring Your Family

Awesome art activities for kids! The Rockwell Museum makes it easy to get out of the house and into authentic, unplugged play.

Open daily, The Rockwell welcomes the young and the young-at-heart to explore Art About America. From Art Hunts to our NEW Family Exploration Studio, the museum is designed to make art accessible to kids, and inspire an appreciation for art at a young age. Kids love our activities, and parents become gallery experts to guide their families through the story of art throughout America. Young museum-goers will adore the opportunity to explore on their own.

Activity stations are designed to engage visitors with the art on our walls!

The Studio offers families an interactive space, especially with those with children ages 4 - 12.

The Studio is designed to encourage play and creativity while supporting cognitive development.

Seasonally rotating activities allow families to drop in again and again!

Each station includes a "Collection Connection" which is fundamental to all of our family experiences.

Top Six Reasons to Visit The Rockwell with Your Family

      1. The Rockwell Museum is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, and just steps from Corning’s charming Market Street. A visit to the Rockwell is the perfect addition to a family-friendly day-trip.
      2. Our brand new I-Spy game is a hit with young art-lovers!
      3. Drop in the Family Exploration Studio where visitors of all ages can drop-in and draw on the light table, put together puzzles, and read together in the book nook. Seasonally rotating activities allow families to drop in again and again!
      4. With our Art Hunt, young visitors match snippets of images of the collection to the actual paintings and objects on display throughout the galleries. Complete an Art Hunt and receive a special prize from our Guest Services staff!
      5. We offer free Family Programs year-round, like FunDay Sunday or art-making programs during School Break. We also hold seasonal celebrations, like our Holiday open house. Make sure to check our calendar to view what we have in store before your visit.
      6. Kids and teens are always free (17 and under). 

The Rockwell makes your visit easy!  We are stroller-friendly, offer family restrooms with baby changing stations, and have free and easily accessible parking.  Not to mention, we are located in a great neighborhood just steps from Historic Market Street, which is filled with family-friendly dining and great shops.  

plan your visit

Ready to plan your trip?  We offer some tips for families so you can make the most out of your trip to The Rockwell.

Special Thanks

The Family Exploration Studio is made possible in part by LeChase Construction Services, LLC. LeChase Construction, LLC

The Rockwell Museum received a very generous gift from William H. Goodrich, President and Chief Executive Officer on behalf of LeChase Construction, to upgrade the Family Exploration Studio. New furniture and fixtures were provided by LeChase in order to offer an enhanced educational experience. A team from LeChase repainted; replaced the carpeting with new; and provided new interpretive signage.

The Studio supports the larger educational vision of The Rockwell; to be a leader in providing authentic art and cultural education experiences. The Rockwell is deeply appreciative of this gift from Mr. Goodrich and LeChase Construction.



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Through April 23

Art Explorers' Story Hour

On the first Tuesday of the month throughout the school year, The Rockwell combines story-time and art exploration! Pre-school age children and their caregivers.

Join us!