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French drawing room at Hillwood

Events

Enjoy enriching and educational programming year-round.

Pajama Party Movie Night | Amazing Adventures

Embark on an amazing adventure as you enjoy a selection of award-winning, family-friendly short films featuring all sorts of captivating quests and marvelous escapades from searching for a lost bunny to befriending a giant rock!

families watching movie

Before the films begin, relax in the gardens and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Sandwiches, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase from Merriweather To-Go at the Merriweather Café.

Embark on an adventure of your own as you explore Hillwood's gardens with a printed treasure hunt and make your own mixed media collage artwork, inspired by the gardens, to take home.

Bring pajamas, pillows, blankets, and cushions from home to get cozy as you head indoors and settle in for the film screening. Enjoy a selection of award-winning, family-friendly short films, including Luce and the Rock, The Sound Collector, Red Junior and the Wolf, Potato Pants, and more.

Films recommended for children ages 3-8.

EVENT TIMELINE

5:30-7:00 p.m. | Explore Hillwood

5:30-8:00 p.m. | Art Project

7:00-8:00 p.m. | Short Film Screening

  • Seating for the film screening is first come, first served in the visitor center theater, Dina Merrill pavilion, C.W. Post center, and Merriweather rooms.

All activities take place rain or shine. Film screenings are located indoors and the art project takes place under the shelter of the C.W. Post courtyard tent.

Advanced registration is recommended.

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animation still showing a very small village in a clearing with mountains in background and crescent moon in the sky; everything is in shades of blue

Luce and the Rock

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still from animated film with a small child dressed in yellow befriending a large blue creature

Luce and the Rock

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animated film still of a child wearing a red cloak and a child wolf walking into a bakery talking happily together like friends

Red Junior and the Wolf

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animated still of a child wearing a red cloak and a child wolf baking together

Red Junior and the Wolf

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animated film still of a youth standing in the woods holding up a microphone

The Sound Collector

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animated still of a youth playing steel drums and a mole dancing

The Sound Collector