Enchanted Summer Day - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Enchanted Summer Day

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10:00 am–3:00 pm

Photo by Ellen Martin, winner of the 2012 Enchanted Summer Day Photo Contest


Celebrate the beginning of summer in our award-winning children’s garden!

A full day of excitement, imaginative play, and outdoor fun awaits you in the Enchanted Woods. Storytellers, musicians, face painting, games, crafts, and more will provide the perfect kick off to summer. Members free. Included with admission. Buy tickets online!


  • Musicians Slyte of Hand perform lively Celtic music throughout the day
  • Strolling storyteller Terry Colonna regales the crowd with stories as she strolls through the woods, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Meet Magic Tad as he roams through the woods and see what enchantment he has up his sleeve, 11:30 am–2:30 pm

Crafts and Activities


  • Create your own flying Bee Buzzer
  • Craft a Colorful Critter necklace
  • Decorate a Fluttering Frisbee
  • Make a Silly Spider ring
  • Germinate a seed in your own Mini-Sprout House


Games (lawn north of Enchanted Woods)

  • Try your hand at chasing a hoop, the ring-toss, giant egg-races, or the Game of Graces
  • Get your face painted by one of our talented artists, and add a little magic to your smiling face ($5 per child).



  • Purchase yummy ice cream from the Woodside Farm Creamery cart.

Explore the Museum

  • Take the Time Traveler's Tour (recommended for children ages 4–11), Galleries Reception Desk, every half hour, upon request.
  • Travel back in time in the Touch-It Room, 12:30–4:30 pm.
  • Check out a Preschool Pack to enhance your exploration of the 1st floor Galleries.


Connect with Us!

Share your favorite photos of the day!
Tag us @winterthurmuse on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use the SnapChat Geofilter on your photos!


Please note: Reciprocal organization member benefits will not be honored on Enchanted Summer Day. Those wishing to attend as a member of a reciprocal organization will need to purchase a General Admission ticket.

Your attendance at this event allows Winterthur to use your photograph for promotional purposes without compensation.
Presented by M & T Bank

These programs are made possible, in part, by the F.M. Kirby Foundation; Bank of America Foundation; The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.; and the Dow Chemical Company Foundation; a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com

 Photo at top: W. Gary Smith

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