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Enjoy creative play, artistic collaborations, and lively encounters.
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Come explore the Museum’s beautiful main building and its remarkable collection in exciting and illuminating new ways. Admission is Pay What You Wish.

Every Week This Summer

  • Practice yoga poses in the Sculpture Garden with Dhyana Yoga.
  • Rediscover classic board games while exploring the galleries.
  • Get creative with Make Stuff, a hands-on workshop led by local artists.

Wednesday Nights are generously funded by the William Penn Foundation  

Oktoberfest Beer Garden
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Paid tickets required
$20 ($18 Members). Day of pricing $25 ($22.50 Members)

On Wednesdays in October, the Museum’s Great Stair Hall Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Local Pennsylvania craft brews are perfectly paired with either a large Bavarian pretzel or a bratwurst. Beer flights and paired signature noshes available for purchase at a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission

In the Artist’s Voice
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Paid tickets required
$5 (free for members); includes Museum admission

Talk about art with the people who make it.

  • Art As Activism
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Starts at 6:30 p.m.
      Independent curator Pedro Alonzo moderates a panel on artists who explore politics and activism through street art, printmaking, and public art. Panelists include artists Marcos Ramírez Erre (Tijuana/San Diego), Rosario Martínez Llaguno of Lapiztola (Oaxaca), and Joe Boruchow (Philadelphia).

      In collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Starr Catering Group Interactive Chef Demonstration Series
Location: The Cafeteria
Paid tickets required
$55 ($50 members)

These intimate, 90-minute classes offer first-hand tutorials for creating exceptional food and drink. Local food celebrities and international experts lead interactive demonstrations with assistant chefs on hand to help you perfect the culinary techniques to make these stunning dishes at home. Sample the food prepared during the class and receive recipes for all dishes, as well as a special gift.

  • Holiday Food
    • Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      ​Join us for this chef demonstration to learn to make specialty holiday fare just in time for prime party season! With a new arsenal of savory specialties, you can craft exceptional treats at home.
  • Whiskeys Around the World
    • Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Warm up with a whiskey tour around the world.

      Hearty stews accompany this class for beginners to whiskey aficionados with whiskeys from Scotland, Ireland, Japan and the US.

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