Family Programs

Winterthur offers a variety of fun programs for children of all ages. Come explore with us!

Squeaky Wheels 
First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am

Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend time with yourchild  and make friends with new families while you learn a little about the amazing collections that make Winterthur special. Members and children under 2 free; nonmembers: included with admission.

WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur
Second and Fourth Thursdays, March–November; 10:30–11:30 am

This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and welcoming setting. Themes relate to the museum and garden. Members and children under 2 free; nonmembers: included with admission.

Hands on History Cart
Saturdays, April 7, 2018–January 6, 2019; 1:00–3:00 pm
Explore themes related to our Dining by Design exhibition. Members free. Included with admission.

New! Garden Adventures
First Thursday of each month, April–October; 11:00–11:30 am

Kids (ages 3–6) and their caregivers can discover the wonders of the Winterthur Garden as we explore beyond Enchanted Woods. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Members free. Included with admission. Children under 2 free.

Story Time in Enchanted Woods

First and third Thursdays of the month, April–October, 10:30 am,

Share the joy of reading while cultivating an interest and appreciation for nature. Story Time takes place at the Story Stones in Enchanted Woods. Members free. Included with admission.

Kids Grow: Children's Vegetable Garden Program
 (Members only)
Summer Saturdays
Introduce your children, ages 6–11, to the wonder of growing their own plants in this 9-week course. Members only; free. Call 302.888.4779 by May 1 to register. Space is limited.

Enchanted Summer Day
Saturday, June 16, 2018; 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Put on your elf ears or fairy wings and come celebrate the beginning of summer with music, storytelling, crafts, and more in our award-winning children's garden, Enchanted Woods! Included with admission. Members and children

Terrific Tuesdays: Art Rules!
Every Tuesday in July and August, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Hands-on crafts and games inspired by various aspects of the museum, garden, and library teach kids about color, line, form, and the other elements of art while special guests highlight skills and trades from past and present. New activities and guests each week. Members and children under 2 free. Nonmembers: $5 per child and one adult; additional adults $15.  Please note that Terrific Tuesdays is reserved for Winterthur members or paying guests.  AHS, ROAM, and NARM reciprocity is not available on these program days.  Thank you for understanding!

Truck & Tractor Day!

Saturday, October 6
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Bring the kids for a fun-filled day of trucks, tractors, ice cream, hayrides, and arts and crafts! Included with admission. Members and children under 2 free.

Pages of Time: Mother & Daughter Book & Craft Club
First Thursday of each month, November through May, 6:00–8:00 pm

Calling all girls in 4th through 6th grade who love to read, make crafts, and learn about people who lived long ago! Calling all moms who are looking for an opportunity to spend quality time with their daughter! Join us at Winterthur on the first Thursday of each month as we compare our lives to those of girls who lived long ago, try tasty snacks, and make crafts inspired by each book. Registration required by October 28. Members $70; nonmembers $85 for the entire series. Call 800.448.3883 to register.

Time Traveler's Tour
Available March through 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.

Preschool Packs

Available daily
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

Available daily
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.


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