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Winterthur is a museum, garden, library, and state-of-the-art conservation center. The Winterthur collection and library houses more than 90,000 objects, along with books, manuscripts, ephemera, and photographs that tell the diverse stories of four centuries of American history. The historic estate sheds light on life in the early 20th century, while the world renowned 60-acre naturalistic garden and 1,000 acres of natural lands showcase flowers, gardens, rolling hills, streams, meadows, and forests. The conservation lab leads the way in the scientific treatment of cultural heritage. In short, Winterthur is a hive of scholarship on a wide range of engaging topics. 

Whether your interest is art, science, design, nature, fine art, or social studies, Winterthur offers meaningful learning experiences for students of all ages and abilities. 

Flexible and convenient learning options are available on-site at Winterthur, in your classroom, or virtually. 

All field trips are FREE for the 2023-24 school year. Title I schools are eligible for up to $250 per bus for transportation costs with a completed scholarship application. Funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All bus invoices must be received by June 2024. 

Learning Options

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At the Museum
Small-group collaboration and problem-solving in a transformative setting.

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In Your Classroom
Hands-on, small-group exploration of objects!

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Virtual
Fully interactive, 45-minute programs taught in small groups.

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About Our Programs

All field trips are FREE for the 2023-24 school year. Title I schools are eligible for up to $250 per bus for transportation costs with a completed scholarship application. Funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All bus invoices must be received by June 2024. 

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All Programs:         

  • Address Common Core and Delaware curriculum standards
  • Use a cross-disciplinary approach to guide learning in science, social studies, history, literacy, language arts, and the visual arts
  • Emphasize student-centered, interactive approaches to learning
  • Facilitate small-group collaboration
  • Are open to students of all abilities

Demonstration Object Kit

Supplement your classroom learning with Winterthur’s Demonstration Object Kit, which includes several reproductions of historic household objects, such as a kick toaster, sugar nippers, bellows, and many more. Kits are FREE and can be reserved for up to two weeks at a time. They must be picked up/dropped off at Winterthur. Please email school@winterthur.org to sign up. 

Contact Us

Email: school@winterthur.org 

Phone: 302.888.4866


Winterthur is excited to provide free on-site school programs through June 30, 2024, thanks to generous support from Corteva Agriscience. 

These programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com