Family Happenings

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.

Artmaking and Storytelling
Ages 3–5, with adult 
Sundays, January 8, February 5, March 5, and April 2, 11:00 a.m.–noon 
FREE

Introduce your preschoolers to the enjoyment of art through stories and artmaking. Young visitors and their grown-ups enjoy reading picture books in the galleries, followed by an art project. Come back each month to hear a new tale and make something special to take home! Accompanying adult required.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Festival
All ages 
Monday, January 16, 2017 | noon–4:00 p.m. | FREE


Philly Children’s March 
Children and their families are invited to draw inspiration from Dr. King’s themes, words, and activism to write letters to Philadelphia’s Mayor Jim Kenney. The Philly Children’s March is an interracial network of families talking, playing, and rising up together for racial justice.


Artmaking and Storytelling 
Listen to stories about Dr. King, Rosa 
Parks, Ruby Bridges, Harriet Tubman, and many others who fought for freedom 
and civil rights; then create an art project commemorating these American heroes.


Denise Valentine, Storyteller 
3:00 p.m.
Denise Valentine pays tribute to the messages of Dr. King and performs traditional folktales and songs that illustrate the importance of family, community, and good character. Her stories are flavored with colorful people, talking animals, humor, suspense, and action, all brought to life with music and movement. They reveal acts of resistance, resilience, 
and reciprocity that have sustained African Americans through their long struggle for freedom. 

 

The Storybook Magic of Jerry Pinkney Family Festival and Closing Reception
All ages 

Sunday, March 26 | noon-4:00 p.m. | FREE

Reading and Art 
Noon–2:00 p.m. 
Readings of Pinkney’s children’s books and art projects inspire young artists to create their own visual stories. 

The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts 
Mime artists and stilt walkers will roam through Woodmere’s galleries and entertain and fascinate the entire family.

The Little Circus  
2:00 p.m. 
Aerial, trapeze, juggling, and tightwire artists from the Little Circus capture the spirit of Pinkney’s Black Cowboy, Wild Horses and Sweethearts of Rhythm. After the show, children can meet with the performers and learn some circus arts.