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

What are you up to this week? If you need advice, this is your go-to list.

With the Philadelphia Science Festival in full swing, this week is packed with science-themed activities. Not interested? Our list has plenty of other options to get out and have fun.

All Week:

Franklin Square

All Week, 10 am — 7 pm

Franklin Square, 200 6th St., Philadelphia

 

The fair spring weather makes this a great choice any day. Take a ride on the carousel, purchase food from the food trucks, and play on the grounds for a fun day outdoors.

Philadelphia Science Festival

Through April 29

Various Locations

 

It’s time to get your nerd on! The Philadelphia Science Festival continues through this week, ending with a giant carnival on Saturday. Look for events near you to get the full experience all around the city (some are listed below).

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month

Through April 30

Various Locations

 

It’s the final week of Jazz Appreciation Month in Philadelphia. Check out this week’s scheduled events and be sure to take part — it won’t be back until next April!

Free Yoga on the Pier

April 24 — 27, 7 am and 6 pm

April 28, 7 am

April 29 and 30, 9:30 am

Race Street Pier, Race Street and North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia

 

Head to the Race Street Pier this week for free yoga classes. Bring your mat, water, a towel, and a good attitude for sessions in the mornings and evening.

NFL Draft Experience

April 27 and 28, noon — 11 pm

April 29, 10 am — 6 pm

Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

 

This three-day football festival is free and open to the public. Football lovers and fans of festivals alike will love the events happening all along Benjamin Franklin Parkway!

Monday:

Mommy and Me Craft Hour

April 24, 4 pm

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Join Lulu’s Casita and The Handwork Studio this Monday afternoon for an hour of crafting with your kids. This event is included with general admission.

Babywearing Meetup

April 24, 6 pm

Lilypad, 1234 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

 

Whether you’re just curious about babywearing or a die-hard devotee, here’s your chance to swap tips, offer help, and meet other like-minded parents. This event is free and open to all.

Cocktail Lab: Rum

April 24, 6:30 — 9:30 pm

The Independence Seaport Museum, 201 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

 

Who said the Philadelphia Science Festival was only for kids? Get a sitter this Monday and join the Philly Seaport Museum for a cocktail lab as part of the Philly Science Festival events! This is a 21+ only event and is $20 per person.

Tuesday:

Yoga at the Arboretum

April 25, 6 — 7 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media

 

Want your yoga class to take place in nature? Head to Tyler Arboretum this Tuesday for just that with their second Yoga in the Arboretum session. Individual classes are $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Participants are asked to bring their own mats. Register here.

Wednesday:

Mindful Mamas Yoga

April 26, 10:30 — 11:15 am

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

 

Join other like-minded mamas and their children at this yoga class at the Play Café. This class is the final in the series (for now), and drop-ins are welcome, as long as there’s room. Admission is $24 per class.

Science Storytime

April 26, 10:30 am — 12:30 pm

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse,  3500 Reservoir Dr., Philadelphia

 

Get your children started on a lifetime love of science with a science storytime at Smith Playground, put on by the Academy of Natural Sciences! There will be music, dancing, and discovery at this interactive event.

Science After School

April 26, 3:30 — 5:30 pm

Charles Santore Library, 932 S 7th St., Philadelphia

 

Children will learn through experiments and hands on science activities at the Charles Santore Library this Wednesday, as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival! This event is free and open to the public.

S.M.Art Kids: STEM Lab

April 26, 4 — 5 pm

Radnor United Methodist Church, 930 Conestoga Road, Bryn Mawr

 

Join in on “wild and crazy” STEM labs at this free event! Children are invited to take part in hands on activities that will stimulate their interests in STEM subjects. Registration is required.

Thursday:

The Saturday Club Women & Children’s Consignment Sale

April 27, 5 — 9 pm (Preview Sale)

The Saturday Club Clubhouse, 117 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

Shop on a first dibs basis this Thursday at the Saturday Club Women and Children’s Consignment Sale! Admission is $10.

Friday:

Arbor Day Sale

April 28, 9 am — 6 pm

Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media

 

Make the world greener by heading to Linvilla Orchards this Friday to purchase a tree, offered at 25% off for Arbor Day in the Garden Center.

Free Storytime at the Arboretum

April 28, 10:30 — 11:15 am

Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia

 

Hear a story outside at the Arboretum this Friday in the Outdoor Children’s Classroom. This event is included with admission to the arboretum.

Culinary Workshop: Cocktails and Canapes

April 28, 7 — 9 pm

The Wayne Art Center Kitchen, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne

 

Learn how to create a festive cocktail hour until the tutelage of Chef Chiwishi this Friday at the Wayne Art Center! Admission is $65 per person.

Star Party

April 28, 7:30 — 10:30 pm

Riverbend Environmental Education Center, 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne

 

As part of the science festival, stargazing parties are happening all over the region Friday night. You’re sure to get a great look at Riverbend, tucked into a bucolic setting that’s still easy to reach. You can take a night hike, or just sit around the campfire.

‘Mary Poppins’

April 28, 8 pm (also April 29-30 and May 5-6)

Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn

 

This is the Broadway version of the classic story, featuring all the Disney songs. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for students and children.


High Five! Main Line

All Weekend:

The Saturday Club Women & Children’s Consignment Sale

April 28, 9:30 am — 5 pm

April 29, 8 am — 1:30 pm

The Saturday Club Clubhouse, 117 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
 
Shop for brands you love for up to 70 percent off at the Saturday Club Women and Children’s Consignment Sale. Saturday is half-price day!

Baconfest: A Bounty of Wine and Bacon

April 29, 11 am — 7 pm

April 30, 11 am — 6 pm

Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford
 
Do you enjoy wine with your bacon? You’re in luck! Join the Chaddsford Winery for Bacon Fest and enjoy food trucks, live music, and hanging out on the lawn. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult, and admission is free — just be sure to reserve your ticket in advance!

Saturday:

Once Upon a Garden

April 29, 10:30 am

Chanticleer, 786 Church Road, Wayne
 
This relaxing nature storytime and craft, organized by the Radnor Memorial Library, is for ages 3 and up. Admission is $5 with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass. Kids 12 and under are free.  No registration required.

Maker Fest

April 29, 10 am — 5 pm

Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, Delaware
 
Got a little tinkerer? Bring them to this event, packed with projects from robotics to woodworking, vendors, and plenty of fun. Adults can taste wine and spirits for free, too. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for members and kids ages 6 to 18, and free for kids under 6.

‘Snow White’

April 29, 11 am

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill
 
The Pennsylvania Ballet II brings this classic story to life with a show aimed at kids ages 4 and up. The company is made up of young dancers, so your little aspiring ballet dancers can relate. Tickets are $8 to $11, and center members get $1 off.


High Five! Philly

Saturday:

Science Carnival

April 29, 10 am — 4 pm

Penn’s Landing
 
Celebrate the final day of the Philadelphia Science Festival down at Penn’s Landing. There will be rides, games, interactive exhibits, food, and more! There’s loads to do, and admission is free.

Arbor Day Family Day — Unearth the Science of Flowers!

April 29, 11 am — 3 pm

Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia
 
Learn about the science of flowers this weekend at Morris Arboretum to celebrate Arbor Day! This event is included with garden admission.

The School of Rock Philadelphia

April 29, 1 pm (doors open at noon)

World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia
 
It’s time for the School of Rock to take over World Cafe Live with a show full of funk! Hear the best of Stevie Wonder, George Clinton and Funkadelic, Earth Wind and Fire, and others. Tickets are required and cost $10.

Sunday:

Run Wild for the Zoo

April 30, 7 am — 10 am

The Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia
 
Are you wild for the zoo? Strap on your running shoes and show the zoo support this Sunday! If you want to join the run, you must register in advance. If you’re not in the running mood, you can always take part in cheering the runners on from the sidelines.

New Worlds

April 30, 2 — 4 pm

The Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, Historic landmark Building, 118 — 128 N Broad St., Philadelphia
 
Learn about landscapes and create three-dimensional dioramas at this fun family event! This event is free and open to the public.
 
Looking for more to do? Check out our previews of the NFL Draft festivities, the Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl, and the Philadelphia Science Festival.

 

Photograph courtesy of the Philadelphia Science Festival. 

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