Explore the 1960s beyond the classroom.

Students and educators consider the music, art, and historical events of the era while discovering themes of individual expression, social consciousness, and cultural engagement. 

For more information about any of the following programs, please email education@bethelwoodscenter.org.

Onsite and Visiting School Programs Include:

Museum Field Trips

Explore the '60s (offered both on-site and virtually) will immerse students in the cultural explosion of the 1960s.

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E3: Artist in Residence Program

Bethel Woods' E3 program brings visiting performing artists to your school to inspire and empower students (K-12) and educators.

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Youth Leadership Day

Local high school students examine how they can find their passion and purpose through inspiring presentations and interactive sessions.

Bethel Woods on Main

Our traveling Bethel Woods Teaching Artist program provides an opportunity for creative learning residences throughout the region.

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Explore Educator Resources

Discover professional development classroom resources to enhance your curriculum.

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Sensory-Friendly Museum Days

Sensory Days create an inclusive and fun museum experience for guests with autism and other complex developmental disabilities. In addition to augmenting the museum’s lighting and sound features, trained staff is on-hand to guide visitors. 

To inquire about scheduling a customized visit between April-December, please contact education@bethelwoodscenter.org.

To help those with a variety of learning abilities and sensory differences, materials can be downloaded in advance:

  • Sensory Map: Helps visitors navigate comfortably by indicating areas of high stimulation - including noisy, dark, crowded, or bright spaces.
  • Social Narrative: Aids in learners adjusting to a potentially new social situation by describing The Museum environment, highlighting important cues, and offering examples of appropriate ways to respond.

Materials are available on Non-Sensory Days in an effort to encourage diverse participation across the spectrum of learners.

Funding for education and creative programs has been provided by Bethel Woods members and donors through generous gifts from foundations, individuals, and agencies including: Steve Alexander & Idylia Hachi, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, the John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation, DIANNIC LLC, Annelise Gerry and Family, Robyn Gerry and Family, Jeffrey Gerson, Grimm Construction Inc., Nellie and Robert Gipson of the Tianaderrah Foundation, the William and Elaine Kaplan Family Foundations, the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, Heather and Matthew Potter & Family / Nexxt Enterprises LLC, the Rea Charitable Trust, the Rhulen Loughlin Family in memory of Trevor John Loughlin, the Rowley Family Fund for Women & Children, the Irwin Siegel Agency - Howard Siegel - President, Craig and Sue Van Cott - UNALAM, the TD Charitable Foundation. Funding is also provided by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Sullivan County Youth Bureau and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.