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17+ Things to Do With Kids Around Philly and the Main Line This Week

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If you’re looking for something to do with kids this week, our list is a great place to start.

All Week

Final Week of ‘Jurassic World’

Through April 23

The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia


This week marks the final week of “Jurassic World” at the Franklin Institute. Enter the world from the film for the last time before the exhibit closes. Tickets are required for this event and are $34.95 for adults and $29.95 for children. Dig in!

Spring Blooms

Through May 26

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square


The weather is looking spring like all this week! Head out to Longwood Gardens and see the thousands of blooms on display both outside and in the conservatory. This event is included with general admission to the gardens.

‘The Light Princess’

April 18 — 20, 10 am

April 21, 10 am and 7 pm

April 22 and 23, noon and 4 pm

The Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. Second St., Philadelphia


See one of the lovely performances of The Light Princess this week at the Arden Theatre Company. Tickets are $34 — $36 for adults, $22 — $24 for teens, and $20 — 22 for children. Click here to see our review from a local dad. 



Fishing at Orchard Lake

April 17, 8 am — 4 pm

Orchard Lake at Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media


Take to the Orchard Lake this Monday for fishing! Admission starts at $6.99 and no fishing license is required.

Magic Monday

April 17, noon

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


Do you believe in magic? See if you do this Monday afternoon at the Elmwood Park Zoo. This event is included with general admission to the zoo.

Yoga For All Ages

April 17, 7 — 8 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing for years, this all-levels yoga class is a great way to unwind at the start of the week. This event is free to attend, but you are asked to bring your own mat and water.


Life Beyond Athletics: Extending Your Child’s Winning Streak

April 18, 7 — 8:30 pm

The Shipley School, Upper Campus, 814 Yarrow St., Bryn Mawr


If your child is an athlete, join the Shipley School and ESF this Tuesday for an all-star panel of men and women from the sports industry! While this event is free to attend, registration is required. Click here to read our preview. 

The Inklings

April 18, 7 — 9 pm

The Gryphon Cafe, 105 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne


Are you a writer? You might be interested in joining The Inklings this Tuesday at the Gryphon Cafe! This writer class is led by a published writer and other local writers looking for critiques.


Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

April 19, 10 am

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Ms. Val is back at Lulu’s Casita this Wednesday for a lively storytime and music circle. This fun children’s event is included with general admission to the casita.

Little Chefs in Nature: Froggy Fare

April 19, 10 — 11 am

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media


This fun children’s class at Tyler Arboretum will teach children how to prepare simple meals themselves. This week’s they’ll learn to make aquatic themed treats. Drop in classes are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Mindful Mamas Yoga

April 19, 10:30 — 11:15 am

The Play Café, 934 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr


Join other like-minded mamas at this low key yoga class at the Play Café with your child in tow. This class is part of a series, but drop-ins are welcome if there’s room. Admission is $24 per class.

Women on the Rise Speaker Series: Sarah Robb O’Hagan

April 19, 6:30 — 8 pm

The Baldwin School, 701 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr


This executive, activist, and entrepreneur comes to Baldwin to talk about her career and becoming your best self.


Tiny Trackers: Frog Hunt

April 20, 1 — 2:30 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media


Go out in search of frogs and tadpoles at this fun children’s class! Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Play K Storytime

April 20, 6 — 7 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 110 W. Lancaster Ave., Suite 230, Wayne


Looking for a new storytime and play event this week? Head to the Radnor Memorial Library. This event is best for 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. This event is free and open to the public.


Artini Sip and Spin: Make Your Own Mug for Mom

April 21, 6:30 pm

Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford


Make your own mug this Friday night at the Main Line Art Center — and you can bring your own beverage! Registration is required. Tickets are $40 for members and $45 for non-members.


High Five! Philly


Photo courtesy of the Please Touch Museum

All Weekend

Philly Science Festival

April 21 — 23 (Continues through April 29)

Various Locations


It’s time to get your nerd on! The Philly Science Festival begins this weekend. Look for events near you to get the full experience all around the city.

Museum of the American Revolution Opening Festival

April 21 — 23, 10 am — 5 pm

101 S. Third St., Philadelphia


This museum just opened (click here for our preview), and the celebration continues all weekend. Enjoy a first look at the exhibits, plus other entertainment and activities.


Storytime Book Trail

April 22, 10 am — 3:30 pm

Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia


Some say that the Morris Arboretum is straight out of a storybook — and they may be right. Head out this weekend for a family walk in the arboretum and discovery new books courtesy of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library and the Free Library of Springfield Township.

‘Plant Us’

April 22, 3:30, 7:30, and 8 pm

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, 5900A Greene St., Philadelphia


Raise awareness for the planet with a lively circus show put on by the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! The show runs for one hour. Tickets are $8 for children ages 5 — 17 and $12 for adults over 18.


Storybook Ball

April 23, 11 am — 3 pm

The Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia


Enjoy a day of whimsical and magical fun, from fairies to queens and more. (It’s a great excuse to get out the fanciest dresses and costumes your kids own!) Tickets are required for this event, and are $20 advance admission and $25 at the door. Member tickets are $15.


High Five! Main Line



Daffodil Day

April 22, 10 am — 3:30 pm

Winterthur Museum and Gardens, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware


Celebrate spring and the beautiful yellow flowers that come with the season this weekend at Winterthur! There will be children’s shows, Earth Day crafts, tours through the gardens, and a special daffodil tea in the visitor center cafe. This event is included with admission to the gardens.

PECO’s Party for the Planet

April 22, 10 am — 4 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


Want to protect the planet and get your party on at the same time? Now you can! Join Elmwood Park Zoo and PECO this Earth Day and party for the planet. This event is included with zoo admission,  but you must RSVP.

Dig Into Spring Festival

April 22, Noon — 5 pm

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills


This celebratory event has something for everyone: plants, plus fashion, beauty, culinary, and design features. There will be face painting for kids, a Clover Market pop-up, and a photo booth by Little Nest Portraits. This event is free, although some workshops require an additional fee.

NarbEarth Day

Narberth Park, 80 Windsor Ave., Narberth

April 22, Noon — 4 pm

A Narberth tradition for nearly 30 years, the annual NarbEarth Day is a family festival dedicated to environmentally-friendly living and sustainability. Admission is free, and the day features live music, activities for kids, local food and green products and businesses.


Earth Day Concert

The Play Café, 934 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr

April 23, 10 am
Round out Earth Day weekend with a Sunday morning concert hosted by The West Hill School. There will be music by Songs for Seeds, play, and crafts. Admission is $15 per child.


Lead photograph courtesy of the Philadelphia Science Festival. 




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