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Family Happenings

Explore Woodmere as a family and discover the adventure and fun of the Museum’s interactive family programs. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission to the Museum is free to parents and guardians whose children participate in family happenings.  

Upcoming Family Happenings

Pollinator Power! Opening Reception 
Saturday, September 30 | 2- 4 pm 
Join us in celebrating the opening of Pollinator Power! on exhibit in the Helen Millard Children's Gallery! This immersive installation celebrates the miracle and interdependence of pollination, a system in which flowers and pollinators each provide what the other needs.
Sunday Family Art & Storytelling
First Sundays, October 1, November 5, December 3,  January 7| 11:00 am-noon
Ages 3-5, with an adult 
Instructor: Ginger Mimmo Rohlfing
Introduce your preschoolers to art experiences. Children will focus on one artwork, read a related story picture book and create an art project with their adult companion. A fun and engaging way for children to enjoy art. 
Family Tour & Artmaking – Barbara Bullock: Fearless Vision
Saturday, October 7 | 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Ages 6 and up, with an adult
$5/child (FREE for Woodmere Family Members)
Enjoy a fun, interactive tour of Barbara Bullock: Fearless Vision with children ages 6 and up and accompanying adults followed by an artmaking project inspired by Bullock's artworks. 
Pollinator Halloween Mask Make-in
Sunday, October 22 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm
with artists Mindy Flexer and Molly Hynes 
Make a Halloween mask inspired by your favorite pollinators: butterflies and moths, hummingbirds and songbirds, bumble bees, bats, ladybugs, flies, beetles, and even lemurs. Come inside and see the spectacular children's art installation, Pollinator Power! in the Millard Gallery.
Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees 
Saturday, November 18 | 5:30 pm 
The Circle of Trees Celebration brings the community together at the start of the holiday season. Enjoy hot chocolate, cider and cookies, music, goodie bags for the kids, and a visit from (shhhhh!) Santa too, who arrives on an antique fire truck. Together we count down to the lighting of the Art Museum and Christmas trees. 
Victorian Card Making 
Saturday, December 16 | 1 - 3 pm 
$5/child with adult (FREE for Woodmere Family Members)
Discover the beauty of Victorian holiday cards. Enjoy creating your own unique designs and holiday messages. 
Kids Care 30: Colors, Creatures & Stories in Dreams Closing Reception 
Saturday, December 16 | 2 - 4 pm

Kids Care is an exhibition of artwork from hundreds of children in the Philadelphia region, to be given as holiday gifts to families in need. This partnership with MANNA (The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) engages young people with the beauty of sharing and caring about others. 

This year's theme, Colors, Creatures & Stories in Dreams, is in conjunction with Woodmere’s exhibition, Barbara Bullock: Fearless Vision. Bullock’s art is inspired by the mythology and culture of African art. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Festival 
Monday, January 15 | 1 - 3 pm
Program details coming soon!