Family & Children's Programs

A variety of programs for families are offered throughout the year. 



"Water Moves" Family Workshop

July 12, 10 a.m. to noon

Investigate the dynamic qualities of water through first-hand observation, original movement, creative mapping and art projects. To reinforce the importance of clean water for all living things, families will repot native plants to take home. Workshop projects are suitable for all ages, and include with museum admission. Registration is requested; please contact the education office, 610.388.8382.


Museum Explorer Mornings - Thursday mornings in July, for ages 3 to 10
Introduce children to art this summer. Participate in one or all five of these workshops designed for children ages 3 to 10 accompanied by an adult. Each program includes a thematic, interactive guided tour followed by a creative art project. Two sessions will be held each day: Session A: 10 a.m. or Session B: 11 a.m. Workshops are free with regular museum admission. To register contact the Education office at 610.388.8382 or
  • July 3: Red, White and Blue
    Find red, white and blue in works of art and design a flag using these colors and more.
  • July 10: Paint by Nature
    Observe how artists paint nature and capture the beauty of the Brandywine landscape using watercolor crayons.
  • July 17: Amazing Animals
    Look for animals in paintings and sculpture and assemble an imaginative creature.
  • July 24: Fine Lines
    Discover lines of every kind in art throughout the museum and draw a scratch art scene.
  • July 31: Portrait Parade
    Explore traditional and unusual portraits and create a self-portrait collage.


Read Aloud Tours - Thursday mornings, October 9 through November 13, for ages 3 to 6 and caregiver

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the museum and make their own creative works in this popular program. Free for members and included with regular museum admission. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610.388.8382 or

  • October 9: The Museum by Susan Verde
  • October 16: Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin
  • October 23: Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman
  • October 30: How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor
  • November 6: Press Here by Herve Tullett
  • November 13: Art and Max by David Wiesner

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

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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