Vacation Programs

boy looking at object in vitrine, students posing on a ladder in the middle of preparing an exhibition, children and families watching an actor performing as Abraham Lincoln

School is out, which means it’s time for adventures in art and history with vacation programs @ The MATT! Vacation Programs take place on single day holidays throughout the school year such as President’s Day & Veteran’s Day, and over Spring & Summer Vacation. With programs for students ages five to eighteen, Vacation Programs allow students to create, learn and explore in a setting unlike anywhere else in the Waterbury region.

Family Days

On single-day holidays where the kids are out of school – President’s Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, and more – and select weekend dates, The MATT hosts special holiday-themed programs.  You might meet Abraham Lincoln on President’s Day and dance away to drum rhythms while celebrating all that African-Americans have given to Waterbury over a Saturday celebrating Black History Month.

Columbus Day: Monday, October 8, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Veteran’s Day: Monday, November 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

2018 Spring Break: It’s a Zoo Out There!

Monday, April 16-Thursday, April 19, 2018
10:00 a.m.-noon.
All 4 sessions: $30 per person (Members receive a 20% discount!)/Walk-in rates for single session available. Call (203) 753-0381 x114 for more info. 

It’s a zoo @ The MATT! Come touch, learn and explore during our Spring Break week featuring a different petting zoo or educational experience Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon each day.
Feathered Friends & Scaly Sidekicks on Monday, April 16 :
Come enjoy time with feathered friends and scaly sidekicks when caretakers from Hungerford Park  bring small animals visitors are invited to touch as they learn about the different animals as well as the distinct characteristics that make each animal special.

Home on The Green on Tuesday. April 17:
Farm on Wheels comes to The MATT with a variety of farm animals including goats, sheep and rabbits. Pet and play with farm friends in this mobile petting zoo @ The MATT!

Take Flight! on Wednesday, April 18:
Horizon Wings is an organization that works with rehabilitated birds of prey. Meet some raptors and their caretakers and learn about birds and the environment.

Strings, Drums and Pipes, Oh My! on Thursday, April 19:
Get rhythm with the instrument petting zoo from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Touch, play and learn with a variety of instruments from the orchestra.

2018 Summer Youth Art: Mini Golf Mural Madness

Session 1: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27, 2018
Session 2: Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Before Care: 8:00-8:45 a.m./After Care: 4:15-5:15 p.m.)
First child: $250, Each additional child: $225 (Members receive a 20% discount!)
Before and After Care: $50/week per child (Member Discount: $40/week per child)

Scholarships available. Please contact the Museum at x 117 for more information.

Design, create and execute mini golf-themed murals that will be part of The MATT’s Summer 2018 mini golf exhibition. If one week isn’t quite enough, go for a birdie and come to both! Projects will be different each week.
Mosaics and Mulligans with Artist Sarah Segovia: Ages 5-8
It’s putt-putt perfection for children ages 5-8 as they create a large outdoor mosaic that will be on view in The MATT’s Courtyard.

Digital Divot Get Down with Artist Balam Soto: Ages 9-13
Design and the digital meet in this session for students ages 9-13 as they create a colorful, digitized mural that will be part of The MATT’s mini golf exhibition. Programa bilingüe disponible. 

Download registration and scholarship forms here. 

2018 Summer Teen Immersion: New Media @ The MATT

Monday, July 16-Thursday, July 19, 2018 
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
First child: $250, Each additional child: $225 (Members receive a 20% discount!)

Scholarships available. Please contact the Museum at x 117 for more information.

Can you see sound? Can you hear art? Explore the peripheries of digital and sound art with new media artist Balam Soto during an immersive experience @ The MATT for teens 13-18. Paint a mural that becomes an electronic, musical instrument when you touch it! Sonic Mural will be an interactive mural that combines art with cutting-edge technologies. After painting the mural, participants will learn to integrate touch sensors and electronics. Programa bilingüe disponible. 

Download registration and scholarship forms here. 

For a full listing of upcoming adult & family programs, please visit our calendar or download the January-March 2018 Program Brochure.