Kids’ Corner

Another creative experience is coming to Kids’ Corner! 

Kids’ Corner will be closed January 28 – February 5 while our newest Family-in-Residence transforms the space with a new art installation. The peg wall, storybook cart, and hands-on activities will be available for families in East Court on the first level.

Drop by February 8 through July 30 to relax, create, and discover what’s new for families this winter and spring!

Kids’ Corner Family-in-Residence: The Smiths

The Smiths

Introducing the Museum’s second resident family, the Smiths! Daniel, Elin, Lilly (age 17), Ida (age 13), and Lukas (age 8) are a creative and musical family from southern New Jersey.  In addition to being visual artists, the whole family is a part of the American rock band Danielson Famile.

Over the winter, the Smiths’ imagined an interactive three-dimensional story titled “Lenny the Ice Cream Man”.  The story unfolds throughout the space and families are invited to play a part.  Families can explore a play-ice cream truck set within a Wilmington neighborhood; contribute drawings to an ever-growing art gallery in exchange for real* and imagined ice cream; recline on a pile of plush ice-cream-shaped pillows while looking up at painted clouds; and read the tale aloud from text written along a wall.  The story teaches children that creative ideas and art are valuable, empowering, and inspiring.

The Family-in-Residence program invites an artistic family to conceptualize, design, and create an interactive art installation in Kids’ Corner.  During the residency, the resident family collaborates with each other, Museum staff, and family visitors to construct the installation.

*Real ice cream is available during workshops and select programs. 

Click here to read about 2016’s Family-in-Residence The Voltas.

Upcoming Kids’ Corner Events

Opening Family Reception
Sunday, March 12 | Noon – 2 pm

Family Workshops

Creativity Hours
Thursdays, 4 pm – 7 pm
Sundays, noon – 3 pm

The NEW look of Kids’ Corner is made possible in part by:

The new look of Kids’ Corner is made possible by Phyllis and Buddy Aerenson, The Pollyanna Foundation, and individual donors. Additional sponsorship is provided by Woodside Farm Creamery.  Lenny the Ice Cream Man was created by the Smith family. Additional artwork created by our family visitors!