Winter Weekends for Families at Brandywine River Museum

Need a cure for cabin fever this winter? Come and discover the wonderful world of art at the Brandywine River Museum during Winter Weekends for Families from January 28 through February 26, 2006. Explore the museum's galleries with a Museum Discovery Game where your powers of observation will be tested to find objects represented in works of art. As part of Winter Weekends, visitors will also receive a free copy of the Family Guide: A Museum Activity Book. The guide contains a treasure of activities for children to use during their museum visits or at home. In an exclusive offer during Winter Weekends, visitors may purchase new annual family memberships to the Brandywine River Museum for 50% off the regular price.
On Sunday, January 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., discover colorful quilt patterns and shapes during the Warm up with Quilts family workshop. Intended for families with children ages 3 to 10, participants will learn about traditional and unusual quilt designs featured in the museum's special exhibition, For the Joy of It: Appliqued Quilts from the Judy Roche Collection. After a guided tour of the exhibition, participants create paper quilt designs and enjoy refreshments. The workshop is included with regular museum admission. Reservations are required. Please contact the education office at 610-388-8382 or with your name, number of children and adults attending, and home telephone number.
Also available during Winter Weekends are audio tours for children. Designed for children ages 6 through 12, the tours feature entries on over 30 favorite works of art from the museum's collection, including Bill Bones from N.C. Wyeth's Treasure Island illustrations, Jamie Wyeth's Portrait of Pig, and Howard Pyle's The Nation Makers. Wand rentals are available in the Museum Shop for $3 each. Support for the children's audio tours was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
All Winter Weekends for Families activities are included with regular museum admission.
Pre-registration is only required for the Warm up with Quilts family workshop.

For more information:
Location: Brandywine River Museum, U.S. Route 1 and PA Route 100
This event is appropriate for 3 and older
Cost: Admission is $8 for adults;

$5 for seniors ages 65 and over, students with I.D., and children ages 6 to 12

and free for children under six