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February 27, 2015

Slip into your PJs and tour the Barnes

The museum hosts events for pajama-clad tots

Events Kid-friendly
051214_Barnes_04_Carroll Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

The Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

Even though it plays hosts to a fine collection of art and hosts fancy soirees, The Barnes Foundation isn't all "Please back away from the rope" and "Don't touch that." They also host playful programming for kids. 

The night of Friday, March 6 children ages 2 to 5 can attend a special "Artime Pajama Tour." The tiny tots come clad in their PJs (it is close to bedtime, after all) and get a special tour of the galleries. This edition of the tour focuses on "Spying Blue." As they tramp around, participants will try to find that color in the Barnes' works. With all of the foundation's impressionist works, it shouldn't be hard to find!

The Barnes will also host a similar event, "Artime Storytime: Vincent's Colors" Thursday, March 12. This event, running twice at 10:30-11 a.m. and noon-11:30 a.m., is for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. They'll read "Vincent's Colors" and learn about his techniques before decorating a uniform. 

Artime Pajama Tour

Friday, March 6
6-6:30 p.m. | Free with admission
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
(215) 278-7200