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Art Splash

June 30–September 7, 2015
Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Wednesday until 7:00 p.m.

Art Splash is back! Visit the Museum this summer and enjoy Philadelphia’s place for creative play. From June 30 to Labor Day, families can adventure through the Museum and discover how artists have been inspired by nature. The collection will come to life through gallery tours, studio art creations, and imaginative play for visitors of all ages. Museum admission for kids twelve and under is always free.

Art Splash is presented by PNC Arts Alive. Generous support is provided by The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Julius and Ray Charlestein Foundation, and Origlio Beverage and The Honickman Group, as well as by Steve and Gretchen Burke, Sondra and Martin Landes, Jr., Dr. and Mrs. Horace Barsh, Jaimie and David Field, Deena S. Gerson in honor of Isaac Henry Hohns, an anonymous donor, and other generous sponsors.

The “A is for Art Museum” app is made possible by Robert and Marta Adelson and an anonymous donor.


Play Every Day

Enjoy a summer of creative play with the whole family.
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Art Splash Gallery
Explore artwork from the Museum’s collection and interact through play, writing, and clever conversation in a gallery designed with families in mind.

Splash Studio
Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Come throughout the summer to enjoy new art projects inspired by artwork in the Museum.

Family Tours (11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.)
Early Birds (ages 3–5) and Art Explorers (ages 6–10)
Imaginative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Family Art Cart (Noon–3:00 p.m.)
Museum educators are out and about in the galleries with stories to tell and hands-on activities for everyone. Drop in and watch the collection come to life.

A is for Art Museum App
We’ve made a mobile app inspired by the Museum’s beloved picture book A is for Art Museum. Borrow an iPad mini from the Splash Studio and explore the galleries as a family.


Come Back Again and Again

This summer Art Splash’s gallery and studio programs are inspired by the natural world and, like nature, are always changing. Come back throughout the summer to experience it all.

R is for Rivers June 30–July 12
U is for Up Close July 14–26
T is for Trees July 28–August 9
S is for Shadows August 11–23
A is for Animals August 25–September 7


Explore More Art Splash Events

Baby Bird Playdate
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.

Family Art Cart
Monday, September 7, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Gallery 247
Perfect for all ages

The Philadelphia Eagles join us to bid farewell to Art Splash. Meet Eagles safety Jerome Couplin III and compare his football equipment to suits of armor in the Museum's collection.

Summer Camps and Community Groups
Each visit includes a guided tour in the galleries and an art project in the studio. Learn more >>

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