Family Programs

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

Spring Break Bash!
April 14–17, 10:00 am–3:00 pm

Egg-decorating demos, a tiny petting zoo, games, crafts, and music celebrate everything that makes spring! Bring the whole family for a day of fun during spring break. Included with admission. Members free.

Curious Kids: Look Closer!
Every Tuesday in April, 10:30–11:30 am

Children ages 3-5 will explore the museum, looking behind doors, peeking into rarely seen spaces, and meeting some of the friendly people who work here. Weekly fun will include exploration, hands-on time with historic objects, storytelling, and crafting. Members free. Included with admission. Children under 2 free.

Day–Off Day Camp
March 27, April 10 and 28, 9:00–4:00 pm*

Is school closed? Drop the kids off at  Winterthur for a day of enrichment and adventure! They'll flex their creative muscles, explore the great outdoors, and enjoy hands-on activities. Children ages 5–14. $50 per child; $45 per Member child. *Before care begins at 7:00 am; after care closes at 6:00 pm. Before and after care $10 each; $15 for both. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. 

Hands on History Cart
Saturdays, 1:00–3:00 pm, March–January
Explore themes related to our exhibitions. Members free. Included with admission.

Story Time in Enchanted Woods
First and third Thursdays of the month, April–October, 11:00 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, June–July
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 20, 2020, 10:00 am–3:00 pm

Terrific Tuesdays
Every Tuesday in July and August, 10:00 am–3:00 pm

Truck & Tractor Day!
Saturday, October 3, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

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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