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A Treasure Trove of Learning Right in Your Backyard

Whether your interest is art, biology, chemistry, design, literature, fine art, or social studies, Winterthur offers engaging learning experiences for students of all ages and abilities, including teachers. Our school programs meet an array of curriculum standards, and are offered for students from preschool through high school, homeschoolers, and college groups.

Flexible and convenient learning options are available on-site at Winterthur, in your classroom, or virtually. Please note: masks are strongly recommended although not required for indoor school programs. They are not required outdoors.

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Important Tips for School Programs
On-Site Programs Please arrive on time for your program.Make sure students are…

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

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About Our Programs

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 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! This kit includes several reproductions of historic household objects, such as a kick toaster, sugar nippers, bellows, and more. Kits are FREE and can be reserved for up to two weeks at a time. They must be picked up and dropped off at Winterthur. To reserve a kit, email or call 302.888.4866.

Booking Information

All school programs are free for the 2022–23 school year.

Title I schools are eligible for up to $250 for transportation costs with completed scholarship application. Email with any questions. Registration is required at least four weeks in advance.

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Contact Us


Phone: 302.888.4866

Winterthur is excited to provide free on-site school programs through June 30, 2023, 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  In celebration of 50 years of school programming at Winterthur, additional support for school scholarship funding was given in 2010 by the Carol Ammon Foundation.