Family Event: Watercolors in the Garden

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET

This event is free and open to the public

May 18, 2024

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET

Jefferson Garden

105 S. 5th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

A picture of children doing crafts in the Jefferson Garden

Photo credit: “Johanna Austin, www.AustinArt.org

Saturday, May 18th from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET

Join the APS Museum on Saturday, May 18th for our family event, “Watercolors in Jefferson Garden”! Channel your inner natural illustrator and try your hand at painting some flowers in our garden. Visitors will be able to try painting from real life flowers as well as try to replicate some botanical drawings from our current exhibition, Sketching Splendor: American Natural History, 1750-1850.


This is a free event from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome to stop for any amount of time throughout the program. Hands-on activities for the whole family brought to you by the American Philosophical Society.

Make sure to stop by the Museum and see the latest APS exhibition, Sketching Splendor.


Should it rain, the event will take place on the second floor of the APS Museum. 

Please note that photographs or video may be taken by APS staff throughout the event for educational and/or promotional materials.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessing this event, please contact the education office at [email protected]. We appreciate two weeks of advance notice for any accommodation requests.