School Programs include a thematic guided tour and may be adapted to the curriculum and level of the group. Most programs are one hour, except as noted.
Field Trips: Think Outside the Classroom
Build curriculum connections - Guided tours link art to a variety of subjects, including American history, literature, environmental studies and geometry.
Find something for everyone - All ages welcome, from pre-school to college level.
Obtain credit - Teacher workshops and in-service programs are offered throughout the year.
Capture the spirit - Holiday displays feature model trains and natural tree ornaments.
Explore art and nature - Setting includes outdoor sculpture, native plant gardens and river trail.
Develop a new perspective - The museum's collection and changing exhibitions provide a rich resource for learning about art and related topics.
Financial assistance is available for admission and transportation costs for schools and community groups in need. Contact the education office for more information.
Discover landscape and still-life paintings, portraits, illustrations, and works by Wyeth family artists.
Three Generations of Wyeth Art
Learn about a family's history in works of art created by three generations of Wyeths including N. C. Wyeth, his son Andrew Wyeth and grandson Jamie Wyeth.
Offered from Thanksgiving through early January.
Enjoy trees decorated with natural ornaments, model and toy trains, and special art exhibitions.
Young Children (pre-K through grade 2)
Use the five senses to explore art and the museum.
Hear tales related to works of art while exploring the museum.
An optional hands-on art activity related to the theme of the story is available for an additional cost of $4 per student.
Grades 3 through 6
Storytelling in Art
Use imagination and observation skills to discover stories contained in works of art.
Pennsylvania Art and History
Examine work by Pennsylvania artists and discuss historical events, including the Battle of Brandywine.
Art and Geometry
Explore how artists manipulate compositional elements, such as line, shape, color, balance, symmetry, and repetition, to create meaning in a work of art.
Art and Nature
Two-hour program offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays in April and May
Investigate aspects of landscape art, animal and plant life, habitat and watershed inside and outside the museum.
Grades 6 through 12
The Art of Illustration
Study the art of illustration in the work of Howard Pyle and his students, including N. C. Wyeth.
Examine art techniques and evaluate decisions made by artists in choosing materials and tools.
Creative Writing and Art
Develop ideas for creative writing through art. After the tour, groups may stay in the galleries to complete writing exercises.
Andrew Wyeth Studio Program
Visit the studio where Andrew Wyeth created some of his most iconic works of art.
N. C. Wyeth Studio Program
Visit the artist's house and studio and view works of art by three generations of Wyeth artists.
Kuerner Farm Program
Explore Andrew Wyeth's creative process through a visit to this historic site painted by the artist.
Two-hour programs include guided tours of museum and site with $8 additional cost per person. Offered weekdays, April through November, for 28 people maximum, including chaperones.
Home School Groups
Organized groups of homeschoolers are welcome to schedule guided tours of the museum, using the program themes offered to school groups. Multiple themes may be selected for multi-age groups. An optional hands-on art activity related to tour themes is available for an additional cost of $4 per student.
Scheduling a School Program
To Schedule a visit, call the education office at 610-388-8382 or 610-388-2700.
Requests may be sent by e-mail to email@example.com. Please include the following information:
- Teacher name
- School name, address, phone number
- Date and time requested
- Number and grade level of students
- Special program requests
School programs are available by appointment Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
$6/student, $10/adult. One complimentary adult pass is given for every 10 students. Admission must be paid upon arrival by cash, check or credit card. No refunds will be issued for overpayment.
One adult for every ten students is required.
The museum is accessible to all students. Please alert us if your group has special needs.
Groups who visit on their own must make reservations.
The museum does not have an area designated for students to bring bag lunches. Lunches may be purchased in the museum restaurant by advanced reservation only; contact the restaurant manager at 610-388-8374 for reservations.
If weather permits, schools may use the picnic tables at the Brandywine Battlefield, located one mile north of the museum on Route 1.
Please call ahead at 610-459-3342, as the Battlefield’s operating hours and policies have changed recently.
Brandywine River Museum, U.S. Route 1, P.O. Box 141
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 Phone: 610-388-2700
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