Culture and Arts Programs
Places for arts, culture and fun for kids, including dance, music, museums theater and more.
Delaware Arts Conservatory
723 Rue Madora #4, Bear, DE 19701
The conservatory offers theatre, dance, art and photography classes and camps.
302-595-4160 • delarts.com
The Delaware Contemporary
200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY is the perfect destination for busy families interested in experiencing the art of today. Drop in for rotating art-making activities and exhibitions!
302-656-6466 • decontemporary.org
Delaware Dance Company
168 S Main St #101, Newark, DE 19711
Offering classes for ages 2 1/2 – adult. Quality training in ballet, modern, jazz, tap & musical theatre. Professional productions and 2 Performance Groups. Offering rewarding Summer Workshops and fun Camp programs.
302-738-2023 • delawaredancecompany.org
Music School of Delaware
Experience the magic of music at The Music School of Delaware – private lessons in 30+ instruments; engaging early childhood classes; an acclaimed Suzuki Academy. All are welcome at the Music School’s Wilmington & Milford Branches and Dover, Pike Creek, Hockessin & Landsdowne, PA satellites. Musicschoolofdelaware.org
Delaware Children’s Museum
550 Justison St.. Wilmington, DE 19801
Museum for kids focuses on science, math & technology and features exhibits such as the Stratosphere, a circular climbing structure; EcoHouse, where interactive activities teach about sustainability; and Bank On It, a financial management exhibit with a working kids’ ATM & an oversized check. In the Training Wheels area, younger kids can ride on a tot-sized train and play in a pretend auto shop. 302-654-2340
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington DE 19807
Expect interactive experiences here, from stepping over a simulated Great Barrier Reef at the entrance of the shell gallery, to playful science activities in the kids’ Discovery Room. 302-658-9111
Hagley Museum & Library
200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
Located along the banks of the Brandywine River, Hagley was originally an early 19th century gunpowder mill. Today, history and science combine in hands-on exhibits. At the schoolroom in Worker’s Hill, solve puzzles and try writing with a quill pen. In DuPont Science & Discovery, you can see a real space shuttle suit and sit in Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR.
Marshall Steam Museum
3000 Creek Rd, Yorklyn, DE 19736
Discover the largest collection of operating steam cars in the world.
(302) 239-2385 auburnheights.org
Riverwalk Mini Golf
500 Justison St., Wilmington DE 19801
Go mini-golfing for 18 holes, located on the Wilmington Riverwalk. Enjoy nine flavors of soft serve ice cream, jumbo soft pretzels, and Philadelphia water ice!
302-650-2336 • riverwalkminigolf.com
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
See you this summer at Winterthur! Join us for family fun all summer long. Keep kids engaged while they’re out of school with fun and educational activities, such as Winterthur’s Terrific Tuesdays program, Story Time in Enchanted Woods, the family-favorite Time Traveler’s Tour, Hands on History Cart, the Touch-It Room, and more! Winterthur’s award-winning children’s garden provides a great way for kids to get some exercise, enjoy nature, and engage in imaginative play. 800-448-3883 • winterthur.org
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
AAMP is committed to telling the story of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the current day. We bring diverse communities together in appreciation of the Black Experience through the combined narrative of art, culture and historical witness. 215-574-0380 • aampmuseum.org
Free Library of Philadelphia
Montgomery Auditorium, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
Sundays on Stage is a series of cultural programs featuring live performances by a variety of artists and entertainers. These family programs celebrate diversity through music, dance, storytelling, and more.
Storybook Musical Theatre
7605 Old York Rd, Melrose Park, PA 19027
Performs original adaptations of fairy tales & children’s literature at the Gratz College Theater.
215-659-8550 • storybookmusical.org
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd.,
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Visiting professional companies & community troupes perform at this family theater. 609-570-3333 kelseyatmccc.org
MainStage Center for the Arts
27 S Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ 08012
South Jersey performing arts organization offers shows & performance opportunities for youth. 855-936-2467 • mainstage.org
1000 Village Dr,
Millville, NJ 08332
Visit this arts complex to tour the Museum of American Glass, a collection of more than 6,500 pieces. Also, watch live demonstrations in glass art, ceramics & wood carvings in the Artist Studios. At the Down Jersey Folk Center, see exhibits relating to New Jersey’s various cultural groups & traditions. Guided tours are available. 856-825-6800 • wheatonarts.org