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

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All Week:

Free Yoga on Race Street Pier

June 5 — June 8, 7 am and 6 pm

June 9, 7 am

June 10 and 11, 9:30 am

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

 

Free yoga runs through the summer at the Race Street Pier. Bring your mat, water, a towel, and a good attitude for classes in the mornings and evenings. See their full schedule for special classes throughout.

Odunde Festival

Through June 11

Various Locations

 

Celebrate African and Caribbean culture all week at various events leading up to Sunday’s big Odunde Festival. There will be storytelling, pottery and yoga classes, African family day, and more. (Click here to see the full schedule.)

Philly Beer Week

Through June 11

Various Locations

 

This week is the week where Philly celebrates beer. If you enjoy a pint now and again, this is the week to head out to the many events happening around the city. Check out the itinerary for more info on the many beer-centered events in the city.

Chinese Lantern Festival

Through June 18

Franklin Square Park, 200 6th St., Philadelphia

 

This spectacular show of lights, including a 200-foot dragon, has just been extended! Tickets are required and are $17 for adults, $12 for children ages 17 and under (children under 2 get in free), and $15 for seniors/military.

‘Big Bugs’

Through August 29

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media

 

Come see the giant bugs scattered throughout Tyler Arboretum all summer long. There are 25-foot-tall ants, 17-foot-tall daddy longlegs, and more! This exhibition is included with general admission to the arboretum.

Summer of Spectacle

Through September 30

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

The Main Fountain Gardens have returned to wide acclaim, which means the daily fountain performances are also back with extended hours during the evenings on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. This event is included with general admission to the gardens.

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Through October 1

Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia

 

Spruce Street Harbor Park is open for the season! Head out to the hammocks, take pictures by the water, indulge in food truck goodness, and much more.

Children’s Discovery Garden

Through October 1

Sister Cities Park, 210 N. 18th St, Philadelphia

 

Take your child to enjoy the imagination playground and boat pond at Sister Cities Park’s Children’s Discovery Garden. Kids will love the imaginative play around the streams, mountains, and winding pathways. The garden is free and open to the public. You can rent a boat for $5 and $7.

‘Storyland’

Through September 10

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

 

Walk into some of your favorite books at this new exhibit (click here to read our preview). It’s charming and the perfect way to emphasize literacy as schools start wrapping up for the summer.

Monday

Family Storytime

June 5, 10:30 — 11:15 am

The Tyler Hedges Room at Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Gulph Road, Strafford

 

This storytime is geared for children ages 5 and under with their caregiver. Tickets for this event are free and are given out starting a half hour before the event. Space is limited, so show up on time!

Read ’n’ Pick Storytime

June 5, 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 am (also on June 7 at the same time)

Weaver’s Orchard, 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown

 

Enjoy a relaxed storytime followed by fresh fruit picking in the orchard! Children will love getting out into nature during the warm summer days, and you’ll love having the fresh produce in your fridge during the week. This event is for children ages preschool through 8 years old and costs $5 per child.

Under One Play Group

June 5, noon — 2 pm

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

 

Bring your little one under one to the Play Cafe this Monday to meet other babies at this fun playtime event designed just for them. This event is included with general admission.

Tuesday

Storytime and Craft

June 6, 10 — 11 am

The Garden Center at Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media

 

This free weekly event is the perfect way to get your little one out of the house and get their imagination roaming free! Join the staff at Linvilla Orchards for a lively storytime followed by crafting inspired by the story. This event is meant for preschoolers but all ages are welcome.

Wednesday

Foodie First Wednesday

June 7, 10 am — 7 pm

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

 

Join the museum and Vetri’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen for the first in a summer series of fun cooking events. There will be food-themed activities all day, plenty of fun, and the museum is open late. From 4 — 7 pm, admission is just $2.

Squeaky Wheels

June 7, 10:30 — 11:30 am

Winterthur Museum and Gardens 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware

 

Bring your toddler in a stroller for this fun walk through the galleries and gardens at Winterthur! No preregistration is required. Admission is free for members and children under 2. Admission for non-members is $5 per child, with one adult per child admitted free. It’s $15 for additional adults.

Seafood Watch Lunchtime Chat

June 7, 10:15 am

Canopy Gardens Hall at Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Learn more about the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch at this informative event. This event is included with admission to the zoo.

Dining Under The Stars

June 7, 5 — 11 pm

State Street, Media

 

Choose from the amazing restaurants along State Street and dine under the stars in Media this Wednesday and every Wednesday through September!

Beer Lab

June 7, 7 — 10 pm

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

 

Beer will lead you to scientific discovery at this popular adult event at the Franklin Institute! Space is limited, so get your tickets now. Tickets are required and cost $30 for nonmembers, $25 for members, and an additional $15 for the add on VIP room.

Thursday

Storytime

June 8, 10:30 — 11 am

Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, Delaware

 

Heading to the zoo with your little one this Thursday? Start the morning off with a zoo themed storytime in the otter circle. There may also be crafting or a live animal presentation, so you don’t want to miss it! This event is included with zoo admission.

Tiny Trackers: Digging in the Dirt

June 8, 1 — 2:30 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media

 

Get down into the dirt and discover the world that awaits there at this fun workshop for kids. This event is for children ages 4 — 6 and their favorite adult. Preregistration is required and costs $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

Night Skies in the Observatory

June 8, 7 — 10 pm

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

 

Explore the night sky from the Franklin Institute’s observatory this Thursday night. Night sky maps will be provided, and knowledgeable staff will be around to answer your questions. Tickets are required and cost $10 for nonmembers and $5 for members.

Friday

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Day

June 9

The Malvern School (multiple locations)

 

Drink lemonade and support a good cause! This private preschool, with 25 locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is aiming to raise $110,000 this year for the children’s cancer charity (click here to find a location near you.) Can’t make it? Give virtually here.

Opening Day of ‘Backyard Adventures’

June 9, 10 am — 5 pm

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

 

The dinosaur museum’s newest exhibit is perfect for summer: it’s about the science happening in your own backyard! Check back later in the week for our preview of this exhibit, which will run through September 10.

Bilingual Storytime

June 9, 10:30 — 11:15 am

The Tyler Hedges Room at Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Gulph Road, Strafford

 

Start your child early on a second language! Join Tredyffrin Public Library and Senora Maureene for bilingual storytime in Spanish and English. No registration is required, but space is limited. Tickets are given out a half hour before the start of the event.

Free Storytime at the Arboretum

June 9, 10:30 — 11:15 am

Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia

 

Local librarians lead this imaginative outdoor storytime at Morris Arboretum. The sessions are tailored to the changing seasons — what does summer have to bring? This event is included with general admission.

NarBark Dog Parade

June 9, 6 — 8 pm

Forrest Avenue between Haverford and Windsor Avenues, Narberth

 

It’s the 10th annual NarBark Dog Parade! Head out to see dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds at this dog-tastic event. Have your own dog you want to bring? Enter them in one of the many contests to win a prize — Most Glamorous and Best Owner Look-Alike are among the categories. This event is free and open to the public, but competing dogs must be registered.


Philly High Five!

All Weekend

Opening Weekend of ‘Backyard Adventures’

June 10, 10 am — 5 pm; June 11, 11 am — 5 pm

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

 

Get to know the science that’s under your feet — and right outside your door — at this new exhibit. (Click here to read our preview.) This weekend features special activities, including the chance to build a bottle bird feeder and learn more about the city’s animals. Admission is $5 for non-members (plus general admission), $3 for individual and family members, and free for the family plus and higher levels.

Saturday

PECO Primate Jungle Days

June 10 and 11, 10 am — 4 pm

The Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia

 

Join in on a weekend-long exploration of primates! There will be arts and crafts and opportunities to meet the keepers who take care of the animals. Come with your questions ready! This event is included with zoo admission.

Strawberry Surprise and Art in Nature Festival

June 10  and 11, 1 — 4 pm

Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Dr., Camden

 

Celebrate Mum Bear’s 7th birthday and enjoy summer’s sweetest fruit this weekend at Camden Children’s Garden. There will be nature crafts and photo ops, and this event is included with general admission.

Sunday

Odunde Festival

June 11, 10 am — 8 pm

23rd and South Streets, Philadelphia

 

This annual festival brings African and Caribbean culture to the streets in an exciting and incredible show of dance, music, food, and more. Odunde means “Happy New Year” in Yoruba, so join in the celebration!

PECO Family Jams: Mosaic Medallions

Philadelphia Magic Gardens, 1030 South St., Philadelphia

June 11, noon — 4 pm

 

This free program lets you create your own wearable mosaic. Plus, there will be family tours at 1 and 3 pm. Click here to buy tickets (and use the discount code PECO.)


Main Line High Five!

All Weekend

‘Seussical Kids’

June 10, 1 pm; June 11, 11 am and 3 pm

Bluett Theater, North 56th Street and Overbrook Avenue, Philadelphia

 

This Seusstravaganza is great for first through fourth graders, and it’s the latest production from the Wolf Performing Arts Center. See local kids put on a fantastic show, for only $10.

Saturday

Paoli Car Show

June 10, 11 am — 3 pm

81 Devon Road, Paoli

 

This free event is perfect for the vehicle enthusiast in your home! See new cars, old cars, antiques, futuristic creations, and more.

Wayne Music Festival

June 10, 2 — 10 pm

Downtown Wayne (near the train station)

 

This all-ages, free event combines music with more than 75 restaurants and vendors for a rocking good time. If you go, check out cryotherapy, a massage chair and free consultations from Strafford Chiropractic and Healing Center.

Sunday

Clover Market

June 11, 10 am — 5 pm

Bryn Mawr Avenue from Lancaster Avenue to Morris Road

 

The market that needs no introduction is back in Bryn Mawr this Sunday. Admission is free, parking is abundant, and the shopping can’t be beat. Head out and enjoy!

‘Peter Pan’

June 11, 1 pm

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

 

This live stage adaptation of Peter Pan was filmed for the silver screen, and you can take your children to see it this Sunday at the Brywn Mawr Film Institute. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $18 for members, and $10 for students with ID.

Photograph by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., courtesy of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.  

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