If you visit the museum on a Tuesday morning, you might encounter a group of unexpectedly small visitors enjoying the art in their own way. Toddler Tuesday, which takes place once a month, started in 2016 and provides a warm welcome for future art lovers. Little ones aged 18 months to three years bring their adults to spend about an hour in the museum, focusing on a different exhibition or theme each time. From the beginning, nearly every class has filled up with a long waiting list, and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and appreciative.
During the pandemic, the program continued, with staff recording story time and providing virtual project instruction. You can access those versions of Toddler Tuesday at the museum website by searching for “Art at Home” or through Instagram at georgiamuseum.
Each program begins with a brief welcome by education staff that includes reminders for how to enjoy the museum and a chance to work out wiggles before looking at art in the galleries. After story time, grown-ups can explore the works of art with their small folks or spend time in the gallery doing a related activity. They then head to the studio classroom to make some art. Toddlers who participate ask their parents about the museum all the time and want to visit whenever they can. They just needed an invitation to come in and explore. This program proves that art really is for every age. Visit the museum’s website to find out about upcoming Toddler Tuesdays, which are free but require registration.