Mother's Day Weekend 2022



Mother's Day Weekend 2022


Celebrate Mother’s Day at the NBMAA with a variety of programs, events, and special offers all weekend long. There are programs offered for all ages that are perfect for spending time with Mom. Spend a special day together at the Museum or give a Museum Membership as a Mother’s Day gift!

On May 6, 7, and 8, Mothers can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free admission to the Museum galleries (Note: general admission to special events, such as First Friday and Sunday Music Series, is still required)
  • One free cup of hot coffee at the Museum Café
  • Friends and Family Discount of 20% in the Museum Store
  • $10 off Memberships for Mom with online code “mom10” | Click here to learn more about Memberships


Events and Programs:
Friday, May 6

First Friday | The Collaboration
May 6, 5:30-8 p.m.
Our signature social event, featuring live music, art, food, spirits, and good friends. New Britain’s best Happy Hour, since 1995!
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First Friday | Docent-Led Tours
May 6, 6-6:30 p.m.
Running concurrently to the Museum’s popular First Friday concerts, enjoy a short tour of the Museum’s permanent collection. Pre-registration is not required for these tours.


Saturday, May 7

Art Explorers
May 7, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Students learn to express their creativity using varied art methods and materials to create personal works of art inspired by Museum pieces. For children ages 6-8.
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Art Start
May 7, 11-11:45 a.m.
This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. For children ages 3-5.
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Piecing Together a New Britain Story: The NBMAA Cityscape Project
May 7, 12-2 p.m.
Drop-in to participate in the creation of a community collage depicting an imaginary but familiar landscape of the City of New Britain, led by artist Rashmi Talpade.
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Make and take all-natural Skincare with Jodi

May 7, 12-2 p.m.
Make your own and take it home: all-natural skincare products
Free samples!
Learn the art of creating your own all-natural skincare products to refresh your mind, revive your body, and renew your soul.
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 - Mom is FREE with paid companion!

Walk-In Tours | American Masterpieces
May 7, 1-2 p.m.
Dive into highlights of the NBMAA’s permanent collection on this hour-long docent-led tour.
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Sunday, May 8

Walk-In Tour | Special Exhibitions
May 8, 1-2 p.m.
Join a docent-led tour through the NBMAA’s special exhibition The Poetry of Nature.
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Sunday Music Series | Women Composers on Flute & Guitar: Featuring Melanie Chirignan & Scott Hill
May 8, 3-4 p.m.
The NBMAA’s longstanding monthly concert series, featuring local and regional performances from a variety of musical genres.
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