Programs: Calendar

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist.

Sunday, July 9
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free with gallery admission; reservations required. Tours are for families with children 12 and under.

Second Sunday of each month

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

My Many Colored Days

ARTime Storytime: My Many Colored Days

by Dr. Seuss

A dazzling assortment of colors and animals are brought to life by Dr. Seuss’s bouncing rhymes. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, July 13
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Free reservations required: book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

Family tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist. 

 

Sunday, July 16
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Collection admission included; reservations required. Tours are for families with children 12 and under.

Third Sunday of each month

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Andrew Drew and Drew

ARTime Storytime: Andrew Drew and Drew

by Barney Saltzberg

Anything can happen when Andrew gets hold of a pencil! Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, July 20
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Free reservations required: book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

ArtSee Activities

ArtSee Activities: Sizzling Summer

It’s sizzling summer outside! Paint a beach scene, shape water creatures, and drizzle a beach bag with colorful concoctions!

Sunday, August 6
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-in for all ages.

Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Cloudette

ARTime Storytime: Cloudette

by Tom Lichtenheld

Cloudette wants to help a garden grow and to make brooks babble. Come hear the story and color your very own cloud landscape. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, August 10
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Free reservations required: book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Family tour

Family tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist.

Sunday, August 13
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Collection admission included; reservations required. Tours are for families with children 12 and under.

Second Sunday of each month

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Only One You

ARTime Storytime: Only One You

by Linda Kranz

Lively little rockfish remind us that there’s only one you. After the story, design your own patterned fish. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, August 17
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Free reservations required: book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Family tour

Family tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist. 

 

Sunday, August 20
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Collection admission included; reservations required. Tours are for families with children 12 and under.

Third Sunday of each month

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

ArtSee Activities

ArtSee Activities: At Work

It’s fall, and it’s time for work: yard work, school work, chores and more. Get your artwork going full force with inventive toolbox and bag projects. 

Sunday, September 3
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free drop-in for all ages.

Visit the galleries with a Free First Sunday ticket.

Family tour

Family tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist.

Sunday, September 10
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Collection admission included; reservations required. Tours are for families with children 12 and under.

Second Sunday of each month

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Which Way?

ARTime Storytime: Which Way?

by Marthe Jocelyn

What do we see in the signs all around us every day? Find out, and make your own traffic sign. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!).

Thursday, September 14
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Free reservations required: book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.

Family tour

Family tour: Highlights

Explore some of the most important works in the Barnes collection in a family-friendly way, and learn to see like an artist. 

 

Sunday, September 17
2:30–3:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Collection admission included; reservations required. Tours are for families with children 12 and under.

Third Sunday of each month

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Barney Backhoe and the Big City Dig

ARTime Storytime: Barney Backhoe and the Big City Dig

by Susan Knopf

Barney the backhoe is excited to help build a skyscraper in the big city, and you will be, too. Best for children aged 2–5 and their caregivers (everyone needs a ticket!). 

Thursday, September 21
10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Free

Free reservations required: book for 10:30 or 11:30 or call 215.278.7200; call to cancel.