Art Activities for Kids at Brandywine River Museum

This summer, the Brandywine River Museum invites children to become museum explorers in a series of fun-filled educational workshops.

Explorer Mornings
For ages 3 to 10, accompanied by an adult
Thursday mornings, July 11 through August 1
Session A: 10 to 11:30 a.m. 

Session B: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

During Explorer Mornings, children will enjoy an interactive guided tour of one or more museum galleries followed by a creative art activity. Come to one workshop or all four.
Free for members and included in museum admission. For reservations, contact the education office at 610-388-8382 or

July 11 - Cool Colors

Identify cool and warm colors in paintings, then combine a rainbow of paper pieces to create a colorful collage.

July 18 - Art and Nature

Discover natural shapes and lines in both works of art and the Conservancy's native plant gardens. Following the tour, sketch Brandywine landscapes using Cray-Pas© oil pastels.

July 25 - Animal Safari

Locate painted and sculptural animals throughout the museum, including a preening pig and aYawning Panther. Next, make amazing 3-D creatures with Model Magic©.

August 1 - Who Am I?

Meet adventurous pirates, princesses, soldiers and cowboys in paintings and illustrations. Afterwards decorate imaginative hats for favorite characters.

Advanced Explorers

For ages 9 and older 

June 24 - 27

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

This four-day program allows youth the opportunity to experiment with sketching, painting, sculpting and even creating a print, while learning about artistic techniques that make objects look "real." Advanced Explorers includes guided museum tours, art projects and supplies. Cost is $50 per child; $40 for Brandywine Conservancy members. For reservations, contact the education office at 610-388-8382 or

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Location:  1 Hoffman's Mill Road