What is Art Splash?
Art Splash is a kids creative outlet space, and museum. Located in the Perelman Building adjacent to the Philadelphia Art Museum. It’s where kids can come in and create and make their own art. I took my kids this past weekend and they had a blast.
There’s something for everyone. Art Splash has themed art projects that they roll out here is the schedule:
So now that you know the art schedule now what? You come and let the kids use their creativity. Tuesday-Sunday Art Splash is available and open for your child’s imagination to begin. Starting with the theme there are stations and space for your child to sit either assisted or unassisted and create!
My kids had fun at tables using as many supplies as they saw fit. My husband and I loved watching them put together their masterpieces! Art Splash is going on now until September 2nd and with their rotation of projects and programs, you could come in and enjoy something new every-time.
Oh and one of the best parts is during the rotation of projects you can meet the actual artist that the projects are about ok Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 1-4pm! We were able to meet Brian “Bcasso” Bazemore. He uses materials in his environment to make his art work. Thus the kids during the recycle and remake project did the same.
This is what my kids came up with:
This was my first time in Art Splash and I was blown away with how open, spacious, and creative it was! Here are a few more deets you may need to know in order to plan an amazing time with your kids:
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm and every Wednesday until 7pm!
Free for kids 12-under with the admission of the Arts Museum.
They do have a cafeteria within the building so you can enjoy snacks and food and make it a day!
Art explorer tours:
Daily at 11am and 3pm recommended for ages 3-5 and 6-10! It’s a great way to learn about the artist!
Wednesday July 24th from 530-7pm! Using the Souls Grown Deep; Shesheena Bray talks to kids about ways we can live in the world and get along!
Pay what you wish days:
First Sundays from 10-5pm!
August 4th-artist Lauren West with illustrations. Dance with Lela Aisha Jones, Alex Shaw, Kwasi Burgee, Anssumane Silla, and Papa Ed Stokes through a rhythmic African Diaspora!
September 1st: last chance to Splash
Wednesday evenings! July will also have food demos by chef in residence Nia Minard!
August 14 and 21st will feature dolls of the American South from the Philadelphia Doll Museum!
Now what if you have little babies and they want in on the action too?!
Stroller tours take place in the main building August 14th at 11am!
Baby Bird play dates Tuesdays and Fridays in July and August 10:15-11am!!
Sensory Friendly Mornings
All from 9-10am! The lights, crowds and volumes are low but not low on the fun! This is great for children who are on the autism spectrum and their parents!!
Thank you to the Art Splash for having us! Also for families in the Philadelphia area who also attend the Free Libraries you can earn a free pass like my family did which gave us free access to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for free. Each pass whether free or paid will give you 2 days to explore. We enjoyed our time at both!
Never forget the Rocky steps!!
Mr. Softie is always a treat especially for the amount of heat!