• STROLLER ART:  An informal gallery tour at 10:00 a.m. the first Thursday of each month (excluding December) for parents or caregivers with stroller – aged infants in tow up to 24 months old.  The tour is followed by coffee or tea in the museum Collections Café.

• YOUNG FRIENDS ADVENTURE:  10:00 a.m. the second Thursday of each month (excluding December) youth visitors ages 2-5 and their parents/caregivers will join us to share special illustrated children’s picture books and art in the galleries. Enjoy looking, learning, listening, sharing and artful fun while nurturing a love for art and reading. Children will conclude the adventure with an art activity.

• SENIOR ART AND LEARN: 10 a.m. the third Thursday of each month (excluding December) senior citizens can enjoy a docents guided tour focusing on particular works of art from a featured exhibition. Each gallery experience encourages “slow looking”, the opportunity to learn about one (1) or two (2) works of art in depth for about thirty minutes.  Afterwards, enjoy a light breakfast and discussion with your friends and museum docent in the Collections Café. Breakfast reservations must be made ahead of time and scheduled through the Education Department.  Please call 330.743.1107 ext 115 or 114 or email

 The Butler’s FREE Arts In the Early Morning programs are arranged by the Education Department (330-743-1107, ext. 114 or 115) and funded by: The Dominion Foundation, The Howard and Jeanne Karr Charitable Foundation, The Kiwanis Club of Youngstown, and the Schwebel Family Foundation.