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Discovery Days for Families – with Santa!

December 2, 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discovery Days for Families

Families are invited to explore Hill-Stead!

This month, celebrate family and the holidays.

Enjoy these Discovery Days activities

  • Hands-on art projects for families in the Education Station.
  • Explorer Backpacks will also be available during regular museum hours from April through October.
  • Self-guided tours run from 1 to 4 pm. Browse the collection at your own pace and engage in the ever-popular scavenger hunt challenge.
  • Enjoy beautiful melodies on the Steinway piano as you tour the house between 1 and 4 pm.
  • Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths.
  • Purchase a treasure in our Museum Shop, stocked with art supplies, toys, children’s books and much more.

Free with Museum admission or membership.
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Hill-Stead Holiday Events

Holidays at Hill-SteadHill-Stead for the Holidays
View the 1901 Colonial Revival house beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Holiday Tea & Tour
We’re decking our halls and putting on a pot of tea for your group of 10 or more! You and your party can view the period decorations and adjourn to the Pope Board Room for a complimentary cup of tea and cookies. Groups pay discounted admission. Reservations required.
Regular museum hours, November 26 to December 30

book a group tour

Holiday Hours
Hill-Stead Museum will be open to tour at your leisure.
November 23, December 31 & January 1
Hill-Stead is closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Hill-Stead’s Night at the Museum – Theatrical Tours
Legend has it that after dark the famous paintings and sculptures inside Hill-Stead Museum come to life! Adventure with us through the historic house at night. Tickets required.
November 30, December 1 & 8

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Hill-Stead Holiday Boutique
Find unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and artisans at Hill-Stead’s Holiday Boutique.
December 1 & 2

First Sunday Discovery Day
Families are invited to explore Hill-Stead with self-guided tours, hands-on art projects & a visit from Santa.
December 2

Hill-Stead’s Holiday Party for Members and Friends
Usher in the Holiday Season with hors-d’oeuvres, wine, and good cheer. Tickets required.
December 6, 2018

Purchase Tickets

For details, see our Calendar.

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