Terrific Tuesdays

Tuesdays in July and August

10:00 am–3:00 pm

Terrific Tuesdays will explore materials used to create objects in the museum and the garden this summer. In July, kids will explore different materials, including: ceramic, paper, wood, and textiles. Each week will focus on a different medium with crafts and activities, a guest conservator, and a local craftsman.

In August, Terrific Tuesdays will have a garden theme, and each week we’ll explore the history and horticulture of different areas of the garden, including the Reflecting Pool, Sundial Garden, Brown's Meadow, Quarry Garden, and Pinetum. All activities are held in the Brown Horticultural Learning Center.

Reflecting Pool:

  • Ribbiting frogs
  • Mythological creature metamorphosis book
  • Dancing Harry puppet
  • Balloon flower arrangements
  • Tinfoil boat racing
  • Ballon twisting with community expert from DAPA Balloons


Sundial Garden:

  • Pollinator bath bombs
  • Garden design game
  • Cyanotypes
  • Flower pot sundials
  • Foil flower pencils
  • Pollinator Game


  • Mice puppets
  • Flower bracelets
  • Tunnel books
  • Mason bee homes
  • Seed bombs
  • Visit with our goats, Franklin and Stanley
  • Food chain game

Quarry Garden:

  • Beaded snake keychains
  • Rock painting
  • Wooden bridges
  • Mini-diorama
  • Designing iron gates



  • Pinecone bird feeders
  • Bird finder binoculars
  • Carve your own tree bark
  • Math with trees
  • Make your own "tree" family


 Members free! Discounted admission for nonmembers: $5 per child with one free adult.

Your attendance at this event allows Winterthur to use your photograph for promotional purposes without compensation. 

This program is made possible, in part, by the F. M. Kirby Foundation; Bank of America Foundation; a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts; the Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.; and the Dow Chemical Company Foundation.


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