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Art Splash: Explore, Create, and Play All Summer Long

This summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s main building will be transformed into a hot spot for kids and their grown-ups. Families can "Meet the Masterpieces" all summer long as ten treasures from the Museum's collection come to life through gallery explorations, studio-art creations, and imaginative play for visitors of all ages.

Museum admission for kids twelve and under is always free.


Join in the Art Splash fun and make your own masterpiece >>
Tag your work #artsplash to share with your Museum friends!


Art Splash Trailer

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Group visits require advance registration; call (215) 684-7580 or e-mail .

Art Splash is presented by PNC Arts Alive. Additional generous support is provided by The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sondra and Martin Landes, Jr., Jaimie and David Field, Elizabeth Kapnek Grenald, Mrs. Eugene W. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Thalheimer, and John and Theresa Rollins. Family Celebrations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are supported by The Victory Foundation.



Meet a Different Masterpiece Every Week

Explore a different highlight from the collection each week with Art Splash gallery programs and Splash Studio projects. Come back throughout the summer to meet all ten masterpieces.



Tea and Treasure

August 26–September 1, 2014
Bid farewell to Art Splash with a week celebrating the art of Asia.

View the Tea and Treasure events >>

Splash Studio
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.

  • Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 1, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Family Gallery Tour
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.

  • Saturday, August 30, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 1, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m. (CANCELED), and 3:30 p.m. (CANCELED)

Tours for Tots
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.

  • Saturday, August 30, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 1, 2014, Starts at 11:30 a.m. (CANCELED), and 3:30 p.m. (CANCELED)

Gallery Games
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.

  • Saturday, August 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CANCELED)

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