Closed Christmas Day. Yuletide tours sold out December 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30. Limited tickets are still available for Costumes of Downton Abbey.
 

Homeschool Programs

 

A visit to Winterthur allows your students to explore nature, history, and art all at the same place. Come wander amongst our gardens, visit our library, take a tour of our house, and investigate our changing exhibitions. Learn about early American culture, country house life, and so much more!   

Homeschool groups of 15 students or more are invited to reserve any of our on-site or off-site programs at the standard school program rate.

 

2014 Homeschool Days!

Come experience our fabulous, interdisciplinary and hands-on school programs while meeting other homeschooled students!  Register as a group or as an individual family. Call 800.448.3883 to register. Each program is $5 per person.

Adopt an Object (best for grades pre-K–2)
Wednesday, March 12; 9:30–11:00 am
Investigate daily life through household objects. Look for shapes and materials in the galleries, barter for goods in the Touch it Room, and find for your object in rooms recreated to look like a farmers' home in 1800.

Maker and Marketplace (best for grades 4–6)
Wednesday, March 12; 11:45 am–1:15 pm
Just like us, early Americans participated in global and local economies. Come learn about colonial craftsmen and early American marketing practices while you explore the galleries and a few special rooms in Henry Francis du Pont's house. Please note, you must be at least 8 years old to participate in this program.

Bugs in the Museum! (best for grades 2–4)
Thursday, March 13; 9:30–11:00 am
See how insects (both now and in the past) can be decorative, useful, and destructive through games, drawing activities, and show-and tell.

Museum Mystery (best for grades 4–6)
Thursday, March 13; 11:45 am–1:15 pm
Analyze scientific evidence and other materials to determine whether George Washington actually sat on a chair that is displayed in our galleries.

 


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