ArtKids @ the Movies
Cinémathèque Internationale of Philadelphia and the Barnes Foundation present an exciting assortment of international and American films that relate to the Barnes collection. From feature films to animated shorts, there is always something new to see and discover. Best for youth ages 6–12 and their caregivers.
Free tickets at admission desk; first come, first served. Collection admission not included.
Sunday, December 8, 2-4 pm
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Charlie wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all. Directed by Mel Stuart, 1971, G, 100 min.
ARTime Pajama Tour
An entertaining exploration of the galleries for children 2–5, who are invited to wear their pajamas, and their caregivers.
Included with collection admission if space is available. Reserve your general admission or member tickets online.
Friday, December 13, 6–6:30 pm
We’re on a costume hunt for fancy getups in the galleries! For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!
Listen, dance, create, and sing to the art of Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, van Gogh, and other artists in the collection. Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.
Free; reservations required. Tickets are available online two weeks before program date. Collection admission not included.
Every Thursday, 10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon
No ARTime Storytime on December 26
December 5 and 12: It’s a Small World, by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman
A smile means friendship to everyone in this joyful story and song followed by a music-inspired flag-making activity.
December 19: If You’re Happy and You Know It, by Anna McQuinn and Sophie Fatus
Children from all over the world come together to sing, clap, and say hello in lots of different languages. Create your own musical instrument!
The entire family gets into the creative act by making an array of exciting art and craft projects that change monthly.
When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.
Friday, December 13, 5–7 pm
Saturday, December 14, 11 am–1 pm
Sunday, December 15, 1–3 pm
Explore the harmonious language that art and music share by Making Music: design your own instrument, draw to a musical medley, and create a merry music bag. For all ages.
PECO Free First Sunday, December 1, 1–3 pm
Explore the harmonious language that art and music share by Making Music: design your own instrument and create a merry music bag. For all ages.
Ongoing Family Tours
Riddle of the Room family audio tour
What is seen or suggested and gives you direction for great art detection? Find out in this interactive audio game for ages 7–12.
Riddle of the Room ArtSee gallery kit
Calling all art detectives! Visiting the Barnes collection is challenging fun as you solve the riddle of the room on the cards in this tote designed for ages 7–12.
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