Winterthur offers a variety of fun programs for children of all ages. Come explore with us!
For a full list of our fall family programs, visit our Fall for Winterthur page!
Hands on History Cart
Saturdays, 1:00–3:00 pm, September–January
Explore themes related to our exhibitions. Members free. Included with admission.
Every Tuesday in July, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
History Heroines Book Club
Wednesday, July 8 & 22; August 12 & 26, 7:00–8:00 pm
Calling mothers (or grandmothers, aunts, or family friends) of bright young women in fourth through sixth grade. Spend quality time with your daughter in an educational, fulfilling, and creative environment as we come together virtually to explore a work of historical fiction and celebrate the strength of girls. Accompany your daughter as she learns lessons that boost her self confidence and leadership skills and learn about one another while you travel back in time. Registration required. Fee includes a copy of each book shipped to your home. $30; $27 for Members for both sessions. Books sold through Winterthur Store. Your registration fee supports educational programming at Winterthur.
July 8: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
July 22: The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed
August 5: A Journey to A New World
August 19: Rachel’s Journal
Time Traveler's Tour
Available in October
Learn about the lifestyle of the du Pont family while exploring rooms in their house and (weather permitting) garden spaces where they played, worked, and entertained. Designed especially for families with children ages 4–11. 45 min.; 10 person limit. Included with admission, by request.
The Touch-it Room
Travel back in time to this delightful kid-oriented space where everything is touchable! Host an imaginary tea party, cook at the open hearth, or shop at the general store. Seasonal hours. Included with admission.
Pick up a Preschool Pack from the Galleries Reception Desk the next time you and your family visit the Galleries. Each of the four packs includes stories, puzzles, and games on a different theme. Discover and learn with hands-on activities that bring the museum’s objects to life! Included with admission.
Enchanted Woods Backpacks
Filled with scavenger hunts, journals, magnifying glasses, and more, these backpacks offer great ways to explore Enchanted Woods. Borrow one from the Galleries Reception Desk before you head outside, or, during the summer months, pick up one from a volunteer stationed in Enchanted Woods. Included with admission.