Arts Education

IMG 5817Reaching beyond the summer gates, Chautauqua Institution promotes excellence and creativity in engagement with the arts for the youth of our region.

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Battle of the Books

25974766464 19599bbc8d bCulminating in a lively academic competition, Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary, and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship for Chautauqua County fifth-graders.

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Education Wednesdays

morning lectureEducation Wednesdays at Chautauqua offer current students, teachers and staff from Chautauqua County schools (K–12) a free gate pass (7 a.m. to midnight) throughout the summer season.

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Discount Event Tickets

080916 WildKingdom FamEnter sh 01Each week there are Community Appreciation and Family Entertainment nights with a single ticket price of $20 for performances in the Amphitheater. The Family Entertainment Series also features free performances in Smith Wilkes Hall that appeal to family members of all ages.

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Children's School + One

ChildrensSchool ArtDay bg MASTER 07.31.15 004Enroll your child in Chautauqua Children’s School for the first time and enjoy each morning at Chautauqua for free. With enrollment, one adult per family is provided five morning passes that are valid from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Family Scholarship Program

07XX16 GreatAmericanPicnic MC 01Each season the Institution offers opportunities for a few families with limited incomes to enjoy a first-time Chautauqua experience.

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