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.
Ages 4–11, with adult
Opening reception: Friday, September 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, September 7– October 27, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 14, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
$8 per child ($6 members); $20 ($18 members) for families of three or more; multiple weekend passes available
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Entrance to the Museum is free to parents and guardians whose children have tickets to the Straw Maze.
Built from massive straw bales, this year’s maze is fun for all ages. Designed by architects Peter Everett Brown and Barbara Ann Sprague of BrownSprague LLC. Sponsored by Michelle McFarland.
Saturday Straw Maze Art Fun
Saturdays, September 7–October 26, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
FREE with ticket to Straw Maze
Artmaking and Storytelling
Ages 3–5, with adult
Sundays, October 6, November 3, December 8, January 5, 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.
Ages 6 and up
Saturdays, September 28, October 26, November 23, 11:00 a.m.–noon
Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins: Explore Woodmere’s galleries with younger members of your family. Enjoy a fun, interactive tour of art that inspires shared observations, recollections, and conversations.
Circus Day at Woodmere
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
$5/child or FREE with ticket to the Straw Maze
An afternoon of fun and performances in and around Woodmere’s Straw Maze! Throughout the afternoon, performers from Circadium: School of Contemporary Circus will demonstrate world-class juggling, acrobatics, and balancing skills for audiences of all ages. Come see the next generation of circus artists and their extraordinary talents. And at 2:00 and 3:30 p.m., watch short performances by the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts Youth Troupe (children ages 10–18 years practicing circus in Northwest Philadelphia’s very own after-school circus recreational program).
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Festival
Monday, January 20, noon–4:00 p.m.
Artmaking activities will be inspired by the words and activism of Martin Luther King, Jr. and others who strove for freedom and civil rights. Listen to stories of civil rights and the never-before-told narrative about Dr. King’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech with artist Jerry Pinkney’s newest publication, A Place to Land: Martin Luther King, Jr. and a Speech that Changed a Nation.
The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble celebrates the legacy of Dr. King and others with a concert and sing-along of songs sung during the civil rights movement, such as “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “A Change Is Gonna Come,” “Down by the Riverside,” “We Shall Overcome,” and more.