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.

Art and Storytelling Ages 3–5, with adult 
Sundays, January 7, February 4, and march 4 | 11:00 am-Noon 

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.

Astral artists family concert 

Music through the looking glass: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Music

Saturday, March 3, 3pm

Suggested Donation $10 /child; parent's complementary

Musicians: Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Hauze, piano

Children will discover the connections between music and art with this interactive program of performances and demonstrations and create their own work of art inspired by music. Musical selections will be inspired by the exhibition Charles Santore: Fifty Years of Art and Storytelling. Refreshments will follow.


All ages Sunday, April 8, noon–4:00 p.m
Suggested donation $5/family

Noon–2:00 p.m. Artmaking and Book Fun

Readings of excerpts from Charles Santore’s children’s books The Wizard of Oz, Paul Revere’s Ride, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Aesop’s Fables, and more will inspire young artists to create puppets and masks of their favorite characters. Philadelphia School of Circus Arts Mime artists and stilt walkers will roam through Woodmere’s galleries and entertain and fascinate the entire family.

2:00 p.m. The Little Circus Performance

Aerial, trapeze, juggling, and tightwire artists from the Little Circus provide an interactive and fun-loving performance that interprets Charles Santore’s children’s book illustrations. Children can meet with the performers and learn some circus arts after the performance.