Biggs Museum of American Art Dover
Where are we going today?
Art is a wonderful thing, and when kids experience the art world it can open up their creativity tenfold!
The Biggs Museum of American Art is dedicated to all things art - and it's all American art. After all, there is such incredible art being produced in the USA alone, it makes sense to have an entire museum for it!
The art within the museum covers a range of styles, genres, and artists. In fact, it houses collections from Delaware, as well as the nation, from right back to the 1700s! That's a lot of art to enjoy!
The Biggs Museum of American Art will be able to teach kids, not only about art, but about history, and the culture of the USA. And that's a great thing to learn!
The younger kids will be able to walk around and appreciate the colors, and know what they like and don't like. The older kids will be able to begin conversations on why they like something, and really begin to notice the difference in techniques, and colors, and styles.
It's the perfect family day out if you want a relaxed, cultural experience.
The collection at the museum is permanent, but the exhibitions rotate, so there is always something new for you to explore on your next visit.
The exhibitions cover an incredible variety of topics. They could be on a particular artists, or they could be on a particular technique, such as pottery or tapestry.
The Biggs Musuem of Art aims to educate, inspire, and captivate, so why not make a day of learning and creativity. You never know - you might just have a future Picasso in the family!
How much does it cost?
- Children$10 over 12 years
- Free Under: 12 years, and active military with ID ( 9& family)
When can we go?
9am - 4:30pm Tues - Sat / 1:30pm - 4:30pm Sun
Closed Mondays and major holidays
They offer self-guided and group tours for schools! Make sure you book at least a week in advance..
It's always a good idea to eat something before you arrive, as food and drink isn't allowed in the galleries..
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you run through the rules of the museum with kids before you start. No touching is an important one - some of the objects are 300 years old!.
Doing our bit
There are a number of educational programs that take place every month, like Mini Masters and Biggs Kids - they know how important it is for kids to have fun too!.
Need a little extra help?
Companions or care persons of those with disabilities are FREE! The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
Can I get one of those?
There is a gift shop where you can pick up great art related gifts and items..
If you love the museum, and want to support it, check out membership! It helps the museum, and you get FREE entry!.
What people are saying?
by Don MacKenzie
Had the privilege of visiting this wonderful museum~ fabulous!!! A gem tucked away in Dover,De.
by kenneth shim
Great Museum with full of art treasures!!! Their art collections took me back in time and allowed me to relate to the people that existed generations and generations before me.
by Stephanie Fitzpatrick
Gem of downtown Dover!
by A Google User
Nice. FREE. Interesting pieces. Too bad there is remodeling going on and some of museum is not open.