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.

Harry Potter Festival

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

All Ages

Although our galleries will be closed on the day the festival, the grounds of Woodmere will be transformed into a family-friendly world of wizardry on October 21st with several Harry Potter events:

  • A pop-up beer garden, in partnership with McNally's Tavern, will serve "better" beer, birch beer, pretzel wands, and yummy snacks. 
  • Woodmere's annual straw maze twists and twirls into a potter's wheel - a stop you don't want to miss!
  • The Give and Take Jugglers present The Little Circus with aerial performances by artists of the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.

Pricing for individual events is listed below. For full details regarding Chestnut Hill's 2017 festivities, visit the festival's official website

Straw Maze - All ages  (children 3-11, with adult)

Artmaking 12:30 - 3:30pm

$10 ($5 members) 
Children under 3, Free

The Straw Maze is transformed into the world of Harry Potter. Join us for artmaking and all kind of fun and wizardry!


The give and take jugglers present the little circus - All ages

Noon and 2:00pm

$10 ($5 members) 
Children under 3, Free

Aerial, trapeze, juggling, and tightwire artists from The Little Circus capture the spirit of Harry Potter! After the shows, children can meet with the performers and learn some circus arts.



Art and Storytelling
Ages 3–5, with adult 
Sundays, October 8, November 5, December 3, and January 7 | 11:00 a.m.–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.

Saturday Art Making

All ages

Saturdays, September 9–October 28 12:30–2:30 p.m.

FREE with ticket to straw maze