Family & Children's Programs

A variety of programs for families are offered throughout the year.  For more information about these events, please visit our calendar of events page.


PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families

Enjoy free, hands-n fun and creative art activities for all ages! All activities take place on the first Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon (except as noted for April).

February 1: Artful Animals
March 1: All in the Family
April 12 (note: second Sunday): Spring into Action
May 3: A Splash of Red
June 7: Tell Me a Story
July 5: Shape Escape
August 2: Summer Art & Nature

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. For more information, visit


Read-Aloud Tours program

Thursday mornings, February 5 through March 12;

Tuesday, March 17, and Thursday, March 26, 10:30 a.m.

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the museum, and make their own creative works in this fun program. A new theme each week! In addition, they will enjoy a special program on Tuesday, March 17, with green-themed art activities. As part of the Longwood Gardens Community Read project, the selection for March 26 will be The Great Kopek Tree.

Free for members and included with Museum admission. Registration is requested by sending an e-mail to or calling 610.388.8382.

February 5: Lines that Wiggle by Candance Whitman

February 12: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

February 19: Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime by Myra Wolfe

February 26: Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira

March 5: Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

March 12: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Tuesday, March 17: The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig

March 26: The Great Kopek Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by Lynne Cherry

The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.


David Wiesner: Storytelling with Pictures

Sunday, March 15, 1 to 3 p.m.

Enter into the imagination of three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner as he discusses the creative process behind writing and illustrating his popular children’s books. Immediately following the presentation, Wiesner will sign copies of his beautifully illustrated books, including the three award-winning titles, Flotsam, Tuesday, and The Three Pigs, available for purchase in the museum shop. The talk is best for ages 10 and up; all ages are welcome to meet the artist at the book signing. No registration required. Free for members and included in Museum admission.

Brandywine River Museum of Art, U.S. Route 1, P.O. Box 141
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 • Phone: 610.388.2700

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