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Winterthur Family Fun

Join us for exploration, adventure, and play! Enjoy kid-friendly activities, wander the garden, and learn about history while having fun.

All activities included with admission unless otherwise noted; free for children under 2. Members free.

Enchanted Woods

Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm

Nestled under a canopy of oak trees, our children’s garden offers places to play, pretend, and connect with nature. All are welcome here.

Children dressed as fairies playing with an older woman

Story Time

First & Third Thursdays, 2 pm

Sit among the Story Stones in our children’s garden as we read a nature-based picture book together.

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Adventure Packs

Starting September 2023

Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–4 pm

Stop by the Galleries Reception Desk to borrow a backpack filled with a guide, stories, and objects for exploring the galleries and garden.

Touch-It Room

Starting September 2023

Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
& 1:30–3:30 pm
Discover our interactive kids’ space, handle objects from the past, and pretend like you’re living long ago.

Hands-On History Cart

Starting September 2023

Saturdays, 1–3 pm

Meet our curators and conservators in training. Hear what their work is revealing. New topic each week.

Special Events


Saturday, September 2, 10 am–3 pm

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with us! Watch demonstrations and meet craftspeople who practice traditional handcrafts that date back
to preindustrial America.

Discover Winterthur

Saturday, September 30, 10 am–2 pm

Free admission all day!

Stroll the autumn garden, take a hayride over the hills, and learn something new in our galleries. Enjoy live music and activities such as beekeeping, crafting, hiking, and story time.

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Presented by Wilmington Trust

Truck & Tractor Day

Saturday, October 7, 10 am–4 pm

Get up close to big equipment, suit up in firefighter gear, take a hayride, milk a mechanical cow, and more farm-style fun.

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Drive-In Movie Weekend

October 20 & 21, 5:30–9 pm (movie at 7 pm)

Catch a flick under the stars. Bring snacks or purchase bites from our food tent. Chairs and blankets welcome for seating on the grass. $45 per car with reservations; $50 at the gate.

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Tram & Treat

Saturday, October 28, 10 am–2 pm

Gather your goblins and ghosts and come trick-or-treating in the garden. Enjoy crafts, games, and live music.

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More Adventure Awaits!

Join us for fun in every season. A family membership offers unlimited free general admission, garden tram tours, Member days and discounts, and daily dawn-to-dusk access to the estate year-round. Learn more or call 800.448.3883.