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A variety of special events are happening in conjunction with this exhibition, for members and the public alike.

Family Programs

Baby Bird Playdate
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

Friday Nights

Final Fridays: Wild
Friday, July 28, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Enjoy an eco-centric evening that’s all about conservation—of art and the environment.

DIY Art: Art Splash
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Dorrance Program Space, first floor (Enter through gallery 100 or the Wild exhibition)
Enjoy ​​​extended hours for Art Splash. Make art, read a children’s book, or burn off some energy through creative play.

​Campfire Stories
5:15pm & 7:15pm
Dorrance Galleries, first floor
Artists Dave and Ilyssa Kyu spent last summer exploring six national parks for Campfire Stories, an anthology of legends collected in and around parks. Gather round as local artist Gina Murdock interprets and performs these tales.

Music: DJ Jersey Dan
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, first floor
Jersey Dan spins your favorite dance tunes on nothing but vinyl.

Detours with Jeffrey Collins
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Colket Gallery 151, first floor
Jeffrey Collins of the US National Park Service shares his perspectives on American landscape paintings and scenes from the natural world.

The Peaceable Kingdom
6:15 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, first floor
Inspired by Edward Hicks’s famous painting The Peaceable Kingdom, performance collective Orbiter 3 presents a utopian fable of a mythical Quaker colony inhabited by wild creatures. Witness two cultures encounter each other for the first time and consider how ecosystems are impacted by invasive species.

Talk: Protect & Conserve
7:00 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161, first floor
An environmental scientist and art conservator discuss what conservation means to them. With Stefanie Kroll, The Patrick Center for Environmental Research, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University; and Nancy Ash, The Charles K. Williams, II, Senior Conservator of Works of Art on Paper. Moderated by John Vick, Collections Project Manager.  

Music: The Secret Sisters
7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, first floor
Muscle Shoals, Alabama—hometown of Wild photographer Michael Nichols—is world-famous for producing great music. The Secret Sisters entertain with vintage honky-tonk, gospel, and swampy southern gothic melodies fit for a July campfire.

Family Programs

Family Date Night

Art Splash stays up late on Final Fridays.

  • Friday, July 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Exhibition Tour: Wild: Michael Nichols
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.

  • Saturday, July 29, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Friday, August 18, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

Family Programs

Storytime in the Galleries
Wednesdays, June 28–August 30, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Meets in the Splash Studio
Best for ages 6 and under

Get comfy and listen to a story that connects with a work of art.

Family Festivals

Family Festival: Move Like an Animal
Sunday, August 6, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Slither, crawl, or hop to movement workshops led by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre. Sketch and pose like an animal with Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School.

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Splash Studio
11:00 a.m., noon & 1:00 p.m. Mini-Performances by Almanac
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Dr. Sketchy

Family Programs

Stroller Tour
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret---you'll be in good company.

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Family Programs

Sensory-Friendly Mornings
Location: Dorrance Galleries
Free tickets required after Museum admission
Space is limited. To book your spot, call 215-684-7606.

Designed for families with children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. Specially trained Museum staff lead all activities.

  • Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Dining Events

Chef Demo: Eat Your Veggies
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Café
Paid tickets required
$55 ($50 members)

​Channel your inner herbivore and learn how eating your greens can be delicious and conscientious.

Talks & Tours

Jane Goodall
Saturday, September 16, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall

Join the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees as she reflects on her work advocating for animal welfare and conservation. This program has been made possible by Leslie Miller and Richard Worley.

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