Art Baby Stroller Tour
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 10:30 am
FREE for Members / FREE with Gallery admission for non-members
Meet at the Guest Services Station
Parents, guardians, and caregivers can often find it daunting to bring very young children into quiet spaces such as a museum; and yet, from the moment they are born, babies begin to take in the world around them, including the sights, sounds, smells, and feels. As early as in the first few months of a baby’s life, he or she is drawn to certain colors and contrasts and can follow the paths of objects.
This new thirty-minute tour—led by Assistant Curator of Education Jessica DiPalma and offered on the first Wednesday of each month—offers adults the opportunity to learn about works of art on view in the museum, while young children (ages 0–24 months) simultaneously engage with the works, absorbing the colors, shapes, and tonal contrasts. The tour will also provide ideas on how to further engage children with works of art.
Space is limited to eight children (ages 0–24 months) and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 716.270.8296. One adult (parent, guardian, or caregiver) must accompany each child. Strollers and front baby carriers only are allowed. Walking children must remain in strollers during the Gallery tour. Due to space limitations, this tour is for the participant child and one adult. Children over 24 months are not allowed to accompany the tour.