Children's Day at Brandywine River Museum

"Celebrating Caldecott" Children's Day
at the Brandywine River Museum
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Families are invited to a day of art and reading adventures on April 1 with "Celebrating Caldecott Children's Day." Visitors may come any time from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and take a guided tour of the exhibition Drawing from a Story: Illustrations by Selected Caldecott Medal Winners, listen to stories, see animated versions of Maurice Sendak's books (Into the Night Kitchen, Where the Wild Things Are, and Chicken Soup with Rice) and create hands-on art projects. The program is free with regular museum admission. For information, contact the education office at or 610-388-8382.

Also,to encourage a love of art and reading, the Brandywine River Museum will offer one free admission ticket to the exhibition Drawing from a Story: Selected Caldecott Medal Winners to any child age 12 or under who reads, or has read to them, eight Caldecott Medal-winning books. Parents can download a form and a list of Caldecott Medal winners, from the Museum's website at

Drawing from a Story: Illustrations by Selected Caldecott Medal Winners, on view from March 20 through May 23, 2010, will feature work by Maurice Sendak, Robert McCloskey, Ezra Jack Keats and many others, including the 2010 medal winner, Jerry Pinkney.

For more information:
U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. .
This event is appropriate for
Admission is $10 for adults; $6 for seniors ages 65 and over, students, and children ages 6-12; free for children under six