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

Members-Only

Members Previews - Wild: Michael Nichols
Membership Required
Free for Members

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of Wild: Michael Nichols.

  • Friday, June 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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.​

Talks & Tours

In the Artist’s Voice
Location: Great Stair Hall

Talk about art with the people who make it.

  • The Arnold Newman Lecture: Michael Nichols
    • Sunday, June 25, 2017, Starts at 2:00 p.m.
      Photographer Michael Nichols discusses the exhibition Wild: Michael Nichols with Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center; and guest cocurator Melissa Harris.

      All prices include Museum admission. Reserved seating: $40 ($32 members). Great Stair Hall steps: $25 ($20 members). Standing room only: Free with Museum admission (day-of-event only, first come, first served)

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 Programs

Family Date Night

Art Splash stays up late on Final Fridays.

  • Friday, June 30, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Family Festivals

Family Festival: Explorer of the World
Sunday, July 2, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Make art, explore Wild: Michael Nichols, and sing along with Frances England as she performs songs from her Grammy-nominated album, Explorer of the World.

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Splash Studio
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Musical performances by Frances England

Members-Only

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

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols and be transported to some of the most remote areas of the world through his split-second images.

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 23, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, August 18, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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, July 12, 2017, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Young Friends

Up Your 'Gram Game
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Young Friends Program
Free tickets required
Free for Young Friends; $5 for guests

You don't have to be a professional to experience the split-second magic of photography. Explore the Museum's surroundings and unlock your phones with street photographer and Instagram influencer @urphillypal as we learn more about Instagramming art, inspired by our newest exhibition Wild: Michael Nichols.

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.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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. With live music from The Secret Sisters, straight from Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

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

Talks & Tours

Jane Goodall
Saturday, September 16, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall
Paid tickets required
Prices include Museum admission. Reserved seating: $75 ($60 for members). Reserved seating on Great Stair Hall steps: $40 ($32 for members). Standing room only: Free with admission

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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