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, 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.
Through April 29
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).
Through April 30
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
April 29, 10 am — 4 pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.