Hillary Chybinski: What to do in Philadelphia? Check out Art Splash at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

What to do in Philadelphia? Check out Art Splash at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Love art? Want to get your kids involved this summer? Then you might want to give the Art Splash family program going on at The Philadelphia Museum of Art a try. Recently, I was an invited guest of the Museum, to preview this event as part of the media.

The Art Splash Public Programs began on June 28th and run through September 2.  The focal point for all the activities is the beautiful Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building light-filled atrium.  The program will feature a different theme each week. There are also two more Pay What You Wish family festivals coming up: Neighborhood Night Out with Artist Candy Coated on Wednesday, July 17th and a picture-book party on Sunday, August 4th.

Besides the Family Program and Festivals, Art Splash presents five enchanting exhibitions of illustration, fashion, photography and design. Each exhibit was created specifically with families in mind. During my visit, I got to explore the All Dressed Up: Fashions for Children and Their Families and the CandyCoated Wonderland exhibits.  I was also privy to a special sneak-peek at the Design for Modern Child exhibit.

Each of the exhibits was enchanting and so much fun to look at. What I found most interesting was that each exhibit had a "hands-on" aspect, so that children has something to touch and do. There was also plenty of child-friendly labeling in the exhibits.

Know Before You Go
  • A full schedule of daily family-friendly programs is available on the Museum's website.
  • Admission to Art Splash and all programming is free for children under 12, $10 for adults.
  • While there are things for small children to do, there are plenty of look-only displays as well.
  • Parking at the Art Museum can get pricey, $12 for the first 4 hours for non-members.
  • There is a cafe, but also spaces and the nearby azalea garden for an outdoor picnic.
Art Splash is presented by the PNC Arts Alive program. You can follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news and updates all summer long!

catch you soon -

Disclosure - I was an invited guest of the museum. I did not receive any compensation for this post or for my time and as always all opinions are my very own.

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