Spring at Winterthur

Spring brings colorful blooms and warmer days as well as a bevy of new programs at Winterthur, both virtual and on-site, for you and your family to enjoy! Join us this spring.

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In the Garden

The Winterthur Garden in spring is a feast for the senses, bursting with color, scents, and textures. On-site garden events allow you to immerse yourself in the wild and wonderful garden. We kick off the spring garden season with Bank to Bend to view the late winter/early spring garden blooms in the March Bank and wrap up spring with our Azaleas and Bluebells Day. For information on any of the following programs, please visit our garden events page:

  • Bank to Bend
  • Daffodil Day
  • For the Birds: Birding Walks
  • Forest Therapy
  • Wine and Daffodil Walk
  • Azaleas and Bluebells

In addition, there are weekly, recurring programs for you to enjoy the garden, including our Best and Beautiful Garden Walks on Saturdays, Take a Hike on Sundays, Garden Tram Tour, daily, and Garden Insider on Wednesdays. Visit our garden education Web page for more information.


Family Fun

This past year more than ever, kids (and adults) spent a lot of time on their electronic devices. Looking for a break from screen time for you and your kids, or trying to figure out Spring Break and summer vacation options? Winterthur, in partnership with the Delaware Museum of Natural History, has a number of fun and educational programs for families. For information on any of the following programs, please visit our Family Activities Web page.

  • Family Fun Fridays
  • Fables, Folklore and Fairytales Concert
  • Cub Scout and Girl Scout Evening
  • DMNH Spring Break Camp
  • Story Time in Enchanted Woods
  • Spring Fling for Families
  • DMNH Summer Camp Fair
  • Curiosity Carnivals


Adult Programs—lectures, workshops, and more!

Our virtual and on-site adult programs offer a variety of options to keep you busy and engaged, even from home! Learn a new DIY skill with our Master Craft Class, see objects up close with an expert, create beautiful floral arrangements for your home, or listen to a lecture on a fascinating new topic. Visit our adult education page for more!


In the House and Galleries

While you're here, experience the house as a guest of the du Pont family would have in the 1930s and '40s with our self-guided tour of entertaining areas on the fifth floor of the house and be sure to visit the exhibitions in our Galleries, including Lady of the House, Ruth Wales du Pont, Bearing Witness, and our updated Dominy Gallery. If you're not on-site at Winterthur, you can still experience select exhibitions online, including Erica Wilson: A Life in Stitches and Re-presenting Black Womanhood. Visit our exhibition web page and our tours page for more information.

Special Events

Sustainable Style Fair
May 15, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Want to add eco-friendly flair to your household, your wardrobe, or your next gathering? Join us for a series of workshops highlighting sustainable products and practices.

Bourbon and Bluegrass
May 14, 5:00–8:00 pm

With Point-to-Point and Derby Day, we’ll be off to the races in the month of May! Join us for fun off the race course with a bourbon tasting and bluegrass music as we bring Kentucky Derby-style to Delaware.


Photo by Bob Leitch


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