From the playground to the museum
Modern art is very accessible to children. It is a good idea to include art museums in early childhood education. Children don’t need to understand the art to enjoy it, and they often come up with creative and surprising interpretations. You can come lift your spirits in the museum on a rainy day, or come provoke your thoughts on a nice sunny day. You can easily leave the children’s raincoats and other clothes in the museum’s coat rack.
Kindergarten groups get free admission to the museum with their teacher. You can book a group visit from the museum ticket sales, (02) 262 0850. You can reserve a guide from the same number. The price of the guided tour for kindergarten groups is 35€, and the maximum group size is 30 children. Guided tours can also be arranged in the morning before the museum opens. The museum offers free guided tours for kindergarten and preschool groups once a year. You can get an invite to these tours via email.
Info for teachers
The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art holds an information session for teachers with every new main exhibition. The information session is usually held on the Monday following the exhibition’s opening. The teachers are told about the exhibitions and the upcoming events and programmes at the museum. The goal of the information sessions is to help teachers plan their museum visit and give them advice on how to process the visit afterwards with the children. Kindergarten teachers are welcome in these sessions.
An invitation to the information session is sent to the museum’s mailing list. If you’re not on the mailing list, you can join it by sending your contact information to the museum pedagogue of the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art.