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High Five! Main Line and Philly Family-Friendly Weekend Events: March 24 and 25

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Philadelphia Events

All Weekend

Opening Weekend of ‘Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation’

March 24, 9:30 am — 5 pm; March 25, noon — 5 pm

National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia

 

Walk in Alexander Hamilton’s shoes (literally) and learn more about the Founding Father whose life has fascinated Americans for centuries. This exhibit focuses on the intellectual and political conflicts between Hamilton and his contemporaries, including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams, and of course, Aaron Burr (that one was a bit more personal). It’s included with museum admission.

Citizen Science Lab

March 24 — 25, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm

Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

 

The museum will host hands-on, interactive experiences centered around water, with a focus on the Delaware River’s biology, ecology and chemistry, plus language arts, history and basic engineering.

Easter Hoppin’ Workshop

March 24 and 25, 10 — 11 am

SplashLab Arts, 3510 Scotts Lane #2911, Philadelphia

 

Hop on over for a full Easter crafting session. Create a mini Easter hanging basket, learn the process of print making with paint and potatoes, and welcome in spring with handmade sun catchers for your window!

Buttercream Egg Decorating Workshop

March 24 and 25, 6:30 pm

Shane Confectionery, 110 Market St., Philadelphia

 

Decorate your own classic buttercream egg, all while learning tips and tricks from Shane’s confectioners! Pre-registration is required.

Saturday

Easter Egg Hunt at Momo’s Tree House

March 24, 9 am

2207 South St., Philadelphia

 

Kids 10 and younger can hunt for eggs filled with treats and other special stuff during this fun event. Tickets are $8, and that money can be applied to any purchase.

Easter Egg Hunt at Please Touch Museum

March 24, 9 am – 2 pm

4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

 

Bring your own basket to the Please Touch Museum for a hunt that’s sure to be “an EGGS-citing time!”

Sound All Around: Winds

March 24, 10 am and 11:15 am

Academy of Music Ballroom, 240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

 

Sound All Around is a great introduction for youngsters and features members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston. This month, a Philadelphia Orchestra musician will lead your kids through the different ways the woodwinds are played and their special place in the orchestra.

 

The 10 am time is a sensory-friendly performance, which will have a smaller audience capacity and a relaxed environment for kids who may need to move, vocalize, or get up to walk around.

Opening Day of Penguin Park

March 24, 10 am — 5 pm

Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey

 

The aquarium’s penguin area is back after a year-long renovation, with more space for the penguins, a brand-new play area, and extra outdoor seating.

Family Cooking Class: Street Food Remix

March 24, 10 am — noon

Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Branch, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia 

 

Get hands-on with author and food ethnographer June Jo Lee to make tacos from scratch with Korean-inspired vegan and beef fillings. Participants will enjoy a ramen tasting as well as hearty taco samples! This program is open to children age 5 and up and their caregivers. Purchase tickets in advance.

Penn Treaty Park Easter Egg Hunt

March 24, 11 am — 2 pm

1199 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia

 

Free Easter egg hunt with prizes for all.

East Passyunk Easter Egg Hunt

March 24, 10:30 am

South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, 1430 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia

 

Kids will decorate egg-collecting bags, pose for photos with the Easter Bunny, enjoy music from BenFM and then hunt for eggs filled with toys and candy.

Children’s Author Jessica Dimuzio at DaVinci Art Alliance

March 24, 10:30 am — noon

704 Catherine St., Philadelphia

 

Jessica Dimuzio, VMD, conservation educator, author and veterinarian, will read from her book Bark! Bark! Bark for My Park! which tells the real story of how her puppy saved a 690-acre farm park from destruction! This reading is appropriate for children 4 and older, conservation educators, gardeners and animal lovers of all ages.

Women at War

March 24, 11 am – noon

Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third St., Philadelphia

 

Revolutionary women sewed flags, rolled cartridges, and even went to war themselves! Learn about the war efforts of the women of the Revolution in the museum’s Patriot Gallery, and participate on some hands-on activities too.

Seafarin’ Saturday: Pirate Swords and Hooks

March 24, 11 am — 1 pm

Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.,  Philadelphia

 

Turn the whole family into a merry band of pirates with pirate swords and hooks! These free nautical-themed craft activities are free with admission to the Seaport Museum.

Egyptomania

March 24, 11 am — 4 pm

Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia 

It’s a celebration of all things Egypt, with activities like a “Mummy Makers” workshop, interactive belly-dancing, arts and crafts, games, Egyptian hieroglyph lessons, and talks on Egyptian history and archaeology.

Junior Ranger Plant Walk

March 24, 1 — 3 pm

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia

 

Kids ages 9-15 will join a Refuge Ranger on a nature walk to discover plants in the springtime. The walk is 2 hours, and no prior experience is necessary, but waterproof boots and warm layers are recommended.

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

March 24, 2 — 3:15 pm

Zellerbach Theatre at the Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St., Philadelphia

 

Journey to prehistoric Australia, where you’ll meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of dinosaurs and other creatures rendered in larger-than-life puppets in this unique theatrical experience making its Philadelphia debut at the Annenberg. For the dinosaur enthusiast, sign up for the VIP experience before the show for an up-close-and-personal introduction to one of the large dinosaurs!

Parent’s Night Out

March 24, 6:30 — 8:30 pm

Sound Space Philly, 2511 W. Girard Ave., 2nd Floor, Philadelphia

 

Drop off the kids for pizza, crafting, movie, dancing, and games while you enjoy an adult evening out.

Sunday

Passover Singalong

March 25, 10 am

PlayArts, 1241 N. Front St., Philadelphia

 

Come celebrate the holiday at a Passover singalong with Rodeph Shalom.

Family Nature Club Hike and Play

March 25, 10 am — noon

Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 W. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia

 

Explore nature, build a fire, and go on a child led hike through the woods. Feel free to bring treats to roast at the firepits!

Easter Egg Hunt at Momo’s Tree House

March 25, 10:30 am

205 Arch St., Philadelphia

 

Kids 10 and younger can hunt for eggs filled with treats and other special stuff during this fun event. Tickets are $8, and that money can be applied to any purchase.

Family Time at the Art Museum

March 25, 11 am — 3 pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

 

The theme this week is “The Great Outdoors.” Come for a family tour at 11 am, where you will explore art inspired by nature. Then stay for the Family Art Cart from noon — 3 pm, where you can create your own masterpiece inspired by your tour!

Easter Family Fun Day

March 25, 2 — 4 pm

American Swedish History Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia

 

Children in Sweden dress up as Easter Witches with long skirts, headscarves, painted red cheeks and freckles, and go from house to house wishing people happy Easter, so the museum’s Easter Family Fun day includes Easter witch dress up along with traditional Swedish Easter crafts, face painting, and of course an Easter egg hunt!

Fitler Square Easter Egg Hunt

March 25, 3 pm

23rd and Pine streets

 

Bring Your Own Basket (BYOB) to Fitler Square for a park-wide egg hunt separated by ages. There will also be snacks for the kids.

‘I Can Be Anything, I Can Be Me’ Exhibit Reception

March 25, 2 — 4 pm

Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia 

 

ArtWell students from K–12 classrooms across Philadelphia explore their realities, identities, and dreams through photography, visual art, and poetry.

Main Line and Suburban Events

All Weekend

Shady Brook Farm’s Easter Eggstravaganza

March 24 — 25, 11 am — 4 pm

931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley

 

Take a wagon ride to the “Hunting Grounds,” where kids will find 6 candy-filled eggs, get a prize and meet the Easter Bunny. There will also be go-karts, inflatables, a sports challenge, and more!

Easter Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt

March 24 and 25, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Brunch will feature an appearance by the Easter Bunny for a photo op, as well as crafts, admission to the zoo, and a brunch buffet. Then go for an “egg-ucational” hunt around the zoo as you learn about the different animals and win prizes at each station. There will be a special small egg hunt for little ones ages 0-3 as well.

Hayrides to Bunnyland

March 24 and 25, 11 am — 4 pm

Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media

 

Hop aboard a hayride as it carries you through the woods to visit the Easter Bunny’s house where you’ll have the chance to meet Linvilla’s Easter Bunny for photos and treats.

Saturday

Egg Hunt at West Laurel Hill Cemetery

March 24, 10 am

The Conservatory at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd

 

West Laurel Hill and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation have partnered for a fun-filled morning with all proceeds going towards childhood cancer research. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be there for pictures, and there will be a massive egg hunt (split up by age so everyone gets plenty of treats) at 11 am. The event will also have crafts, raffles, balloon twisters, caricatures, face painting, and music.

‘The Love Bug’

March 24, 11 am

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Come for BMFI’s Family Saturday Matinee and enjoy the 1968 antics of Herbie the Love Bug! To add to the experience, Herbie will make a stop in Bryn Mawr for his 50th birthday! Wynnewood residents Gabriel and Abi Nathan are bringing their 1963 Volkswagen Herbie the Love Bug tribute car to BMFI for this special screening.

Honey Bee Presentation

March 24, 2 — 3 pm

Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

Hear from an expert beekeeper about the importance of honey bees and how honey is made. All ages welcome. Registration required.

Sunday

Funky Brunch and Market

March 25, 10:30 am — 3 pm

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

 

This indoor craft fair and market features a variety of local vendors, a brunch menu, live music by The Whiskeyhickon Boys and Mums the Word, and facepainting for the kids. Admission for the event is free, and all ages are welcome.

EarthEcho Water Challenge

March 25, 1 — 3 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd, Media

 

Learn techniques for water quality investigation and engage in hands-on testing for pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and turbidity. Discover how to share your data online and contribute to a network of global water monitors. Keep the science going at home with a free basic test kit for each family registered. Suitable for ages 4 and up.

Eco-Egg Hunt

March 25, 2 pm (ages 3-5), 2:15 (ages 6-8)

Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown

 

While the youngest group will have a traditional egg hunt, the older group (ages 6-8) will be challenged to find eggs by following a series of ecological clues hidden in eggs that are in the woods and field, so you can add a little learning to your Easter celebration.

Everything You Never Knew About Butterflies

March 25, 2 — 3 pm

Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon

 

Rick Makula, the Butterfly Guy, will teach you how to better appreciate the butterflies and moths that surround us while learning how to nurture them by using ordinary household items.

PHILADELPHIA ASSISTANT EDITOR

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