Culture and Arts Programs

Places for arts, culture and fun for kids, including dance, music, museums theater and more.



Delaware Arts ConservatoryDelaware Arts Conservatory

723 Rue Madora #4, Bear, DE 19701

The conservatory offers theatre, dance, art and photography classes and camps.

302-595-4160 •

The Delaware ContemporaryThe 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 •

Delaware Dance CompanyDelaware 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 •

The Music School of DelawareMusic 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.

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

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 and LibraryHagley 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.

(302) 658-2400

Marshall Steam MuseumMarshall Steam Museum

3000 Creek Rd, Yorklyn, DE 19736

Discover the largest collection of operating steam cars in the world.

(302) 239-2385

Riverwalk Mini GolfRiverwalk 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 •

Winterthur Museum, Garden and LibraryWinterthur 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 •




African American Museum in PhiladelphiaThe 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 •

Free Library of PhiladelphiaFree 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 TheaterStorybook 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 •


New Jersey


Kelsey TheatreKelsey Theatre

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

Mainstage Center for the ArtsMainStage 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 •

Wheaton Arts

Wheaton Arts

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 •


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