Seeking different family activities in Connecticut? Grace Farms offers year-round programming to appeal to audiences of all ages.
During a special meal with friends and neighbors, enjoy a menu featuring seasonally appropriate cuisine for all palates, local performing artists, and beautiful views. Dinner is served in the River building’s Commons, a 6,900 square foot glass room with community tables built from trees harvested on the grounds.
The third Friday of each month at 6 pm | $11 adults & $6 kids | Register here.
Open Art Studio
We invite children ages 3-10 and their adult caregivers to think, play, and create in our open art studio! During the month of May, study spring specimens and make gelatin prints using different types of paper inspired by the textures and colors of the season.
Every Saturday at 10:30 am | $5 for cost of materials | Register here.
Grace Farms Tours
Explore the River, a meandering glass building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA. The tour begins with complimentary tea in the Pavilion, and includes five site-specific art installations commissioned specifically for Grace Farms. Enjoy art, culture, and architecture.
“Spring Migration” bird-walks invite you to discover the many species of birds migrating north for the season and learn about the various birds on our 80 acre preserve—over 60 species! Bird enthusiasts and Master Birders will lead guided walks on mown trails.
Saturdays in May, 10:30 am – 12 pm | Free | Register here.
Recreation in the Court
Open for pickup games daily between 10 am and 4 pm, our Court is one of the more popular attractions for kids with an interest in basketball, but it offers much more. The partially below-grade gymnasium/multi-purpose space also has a game room, an ideal space to expend some pent-up energy on a cold or rainy day!
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 am & Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm | Free | No registration required
Quiet time in the Library
Our 1,600 piece collection offers texts for all ages curated around our five initiatives, presenting a diversity of perspective through relevant texts in each area. Enjoy the freedom to explore and learn in a quiet atmosphere, individually or in groups, with plenty of comfortable chairs and tables, including those in the glass-enclosed conference room, or around the indoor fire-pit.
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 am and Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm | Free | No registration required