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

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Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!’

Daily through May 6

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

 

Using the settings and situations from the PBS show, kids will discover and investigate everyday science questions through age-appropriate lessons and experiments in this super-duper interactive exhibit!

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World’

Daily through May 6

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

 

Get up close to crocodilians with nearly a dozen live species, as well as realistic models and interactive elements at the Academy of Natural Science’s newest exhibit.

‘Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation’

Through December 31

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.

‘Game Masters’

Through September 3

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

 

Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, “Game Masters” takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games. The exhibit features over 100 playable games, as well as the opportunity to learn the stories of the designers and see the evolution of favorite games from concept art to what we know today.

‘Snow White’

Through June 3

Arden Theatre Co., 40 N. Second St., Philadelphia

 

Two actors perform all the roles in this world premiere production of the beloved fairy tale. Click here to read our review and enter to win tickets!

‘Newsies’

April 18 — June 10

Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media

 

Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical is full of great songs and dance routines. Tickets are $33 — $58.

Monday

Earth Day Celebration at Please Touch Museum

April 16, 9 am — 5 pm

4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

 

The Please Touch Museum’s Earth Day celebration is focused on the ocean and water. There will be a dress-up area in Hamilton Hall, “Splish Splash Storytime,” naturalist shell art, and more all day long.

‘Sesame Street Live: Let’s Party!’

April 16, 10:30 am

Liacouras Center, Temple University, 3406 N. Broad St., Philadelphia

 

Sing, dance, and laugh along with all your favorite friends from Sesame Street in their new live show!

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

April 16, 10 — 10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Join Roots with Ruark for music circle at Lulu’s Casita, then stay for playtime.

Earth Day Celebration at Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

April 16, 4 pm

5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia

 

Come for stories and games about planet Earth.

Read to a Therapy Dog

April 16

4 pm: Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

4:30 pm: Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Ave., Philadelphia

6 pm: Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave., Philadelphia

 

Come read to a certified therapy dog who loves to have children read books to him! Kids can practice reading in a judgment-free zone, and make this doggy’s day!

Tuesday

Tax Day at National Constitution Center

April 17, 9:30 am — 5 pm

525 Arch St., Philadelphia

 

Learn about the history and significance of taxation, and the role that Alexander Hamilton played in creation of the American financial system. Kids can also make piggy banks and other handy crafts.

Toddler Time at the American Swedish Historical Museum

April 17, 10:30 — 11:30 am

1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia

 

Come for a “Moo-ving Experience” as the focus will be on dairy cows, and toddlers explore some of Sweden’s favorite dairy treats. Farmers from What-Knott Farm will bring the guest of honor, a calf. In addition to the live animal presentation, toddlers will enjoy a themed story, get a chance to “milk” their own cow, and enjoy a Swedish dairy inspired snack.

Private School Discussion at Nest Chestnut Hill

April 17, 9 — 11 am

10 W. Gravers Lane, Philadelphia

 

Learn the ins and outs of applying (and affording) a private school education, while your kids do a building activity.

W.C. Gatchel and Friends Show

April 17, 4 pm

Lillian Marrero Library, 601 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia

 

The author of The King Who Had Issues will play the part of the Chef, and read his book to the kids with the help of his puppets to teach nutrition.

‘One Book, Every Young Child’ Pajama Storytime

April 17, 6:30 pm

Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library, 125 S. 52nd St., Philadelphia

 

Celebrate “One Book, Every Young Child” with a special evening storytime featuring this year’s selection: My Cousin Momo by Zachariah Ohora. This program highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers, and the significance of reading early and often to children. Come in your pajamas, and bring your favorite stuffed animal!

Pajama Storytime at Haverford Library

April 17, 7 — 7:30 pm

1601 Darby Road, Havertown

 

Enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. Come dressed in your favorite pajamas, and bring a cuddle friend!  This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers.

Wednesday

Toddlers in Nature

April 18, 1 — 2 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media

 

What are the birds up to in the springtime? Learn how they find each other and build nurseries for their babies. See if you can build a nest like the birds do. For kids ages 18 months-3 years and their grownups.

Drop-in Free Range Toddler Art 

April 18, 10:30 am — noon

Lume Creative Learning Studios, 1916-18 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia

 

Drop into the studio for collaborative hands on art-making with your little ones in a non-class structured environment. Experiment with different media, have fun, and get as messy as you want.

Bilingual Story Hour at PlayArts

April 18, 4:30 — 5:30 pm

1241 N. Front St., Philadelphia

 

Emily Meredith-Stein will lead your little ones on a Spanish adventure, and follow it up with fun goodies like tattoos and stickers.

Kids Cook at Media-Upper Providence Free Library

April 18, 4 — 5 pm

1 E. Front St., Media

 

Kids ages 6-8 will make tofu fingers, with all supplies provided! Call to register.

Thursday

Museum of the American Revolution Anniversary Celebration

April 19, 9:30 am — 5 pm

101 S. Third St., Philadelphia

 

Celebrate the museum’s one-year anniversary! Snap a photo in a complimentary photo booth, sign your name to a Revolutionary muster roll or help them create a temporary installation of paper chains in honor of their “Paper Anniversary.” The muster roll will be included in a time capsule to be locked away in the museum’s archives until 2026, America’s 250th birthday.

 

To commemorate the museum’s anniversary, they’ll be offering free general admission from 3 – 8 pm (Tickets will be available beginning at 2 pm. Walk-up only, while tickets last). Stay for History After Hours for trivia and games, and happy hour food and drink specials in Cross Keys Café.

Phillies Day at Reading Terminal Market

April 19, 11 am — 1 pm

51 N. 12th St., Philadelphia

 

The Phillie Phanatic will be pumping up the crowd, and special guests Gary “Sarge” Matthews and Mickey Morandini will be facing off in City Kitchen!

Toddler Time at the Barnes Foundation

April 19, 10 – 10:45 am and 11 – 11:45 am

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

 

Bring your curious and imaginative toddlers (ages 2-4) to the museum for art-related stories, art making, movement activities, and an introduction to the works in the Barnes collection.

Thursday Tots: Dandelion Tea Party

April 19, 1 — 2 pm

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

 

Kids ages 3-5 will pick dandelions and other edible plants on their way to the Great Beech for a tea party. Tea premade, but kids and their parents will learn how to make it in meadow. Pre-registration is required.

Tiny Trackers at Tyler Arboretum

April 19, 1 — 2:30 pm

515 Painter Road, Media

 

What can you do for Earth? Kids ages 4-6 can learn how to protect the planet with a lesson and nature exploration.

Jazz, Funk, and Hip-Hop Dance Workshop

April 19, 4 pm

Widener Library, 2808 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia

 

Come have a blast and learn some fun new moves from Merge Dance Studio! Please wear sneakers and be dressed to move.

Friday

Sensory Play Workshop at Nest

April 20, 9:30 — 10 am

1301 Locust St., Philadelphia

 

Little ones will have a great time exploring water beads, slime, and other sensory tools! Perfect for toddlers ages 2-5 years old.

Tree Hugger Storytime at Ludington Library

April 20, 4 pm

5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Kids will read The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins, learn about the pioneering scientist Katherine Olivia Sessions, and take home a planter and seeds for your garden. You can also enter a raffle for free tickets to Longwood Gardens.

Citywide Star Party

Evening of April 20

Various locations in Philly, the Main Line, and beyond

 

The Philadelphia Science Festival kicks off in spectacular fashion, engaging all areas of the city (and suburbs) in the Star Party. Local astronomers will bring dozens of telescopes to more than 20 stargazing sites across the region to share their knowledge of the cosmos. Of course, guests are invited to bring their own telescopes as well. And be sure to bring a picnic blanket and make a night of it under the stars! See our guide to the Philadelphia Science Festival for more details!

Parent Cocktail Hour at PlayArts

April 20

1241 N. Front St., Philadelphia

 

PlayArts has partnered with Bluecoat and Root to bring you three curated cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and inclusive childcare for a very special parents’ night. Pre-registration is required.

‘Junie B. Jones: The Musical’

April 20, 7 pm

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill

 

Theatreworks presents a musical based on the popular series by Barbara Park. Follow her adventures as she writes everything down in her “top-secret personal beeswax” journal!

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

April 20, 4 — 7:30pm

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Lulu’s is open until 7:30 pm for more fun, BYOB and pizza starting at 4pm. Parents can relax with some adult beverages while kids tire themselves out before bedtime.

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz. 

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