Kids and Families

Come to the Gallery with your family and explore art together! Our self-guided materials are designed to help start conversations about art with children.

Programs for Kids and Families

Stories and Art

Stories and Art is now online. Listen to exciting stories from around the world while looking at art. Each monthly episode is available in English and Spanish and ends with a fun art-making activity for you and your family to try at home. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when new stories are added.

Family Day

On our annual Family Day, we invite families to explore our collections and buildings through tours, storytelling, and art-making activities. Enjoy learning more about the art right here in New Haven. No registration required. Check our web calendar and join us at the next Family Day.

Featured Media

Watch the Stories and Art episode in English and Spanish.

Resources for Families

Self-Guided Activities

We encourage you to explore the galleries using our self-guided family activities, available at the Information Desk or as a PDF download. Our family guides are designed to be used in the gallery spaces to help you look more closely at art and to enjoy your time together in the museum. Download PDFs of the following guides:

Nolen Center Library

The Nolen Center Library is the heart of the Gallery’s new Nolen Center for Art and Education. The library houses a focused collection of books, exhibition catalogues, articles, documents, and databases related to the highlights of our museum, and it is open to all visitors.

Learn More about the Nolen Center Library

Guide for Families PDF
Coloring Book PDF

Coloring Book

This coloring book was originally produced in 2004 by the Gallery in collaboration with Yale University students so that kids could take home images of highlights from the museum’s collection. We’ve scanned and digitized the coloring book from our archives for the enjoyment of our online visitors. Download and print the pages, and color in the illustrations using crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paint to transform the line drawings into your own works of art. We hope this book will inspire you to find other works in the collection and make your own drawings.

Post your masterpiece on Instagram with the hashtags #YaleArtGalleryAtHome, #BuddingArtist. Don’t forget to tag us @yaleartgallery.


Education Department