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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!


Through 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.

Science After School

April 23 — 26, 3:30 — 5:30 pm

Various Free Library branches, check schedule.


As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, local engineers, scientists, and other experts will visit various neighborhood branches of the library to lead free after-school programs, including experiments, animal encounters, and other hands-on activities for kids.

‘The Sound of Music’

April 24 — 29

Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia


The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with all your favorite classics like “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things.” This new production is sure to delight viewers young and old. Recommended for kids ages 5 and older.

Parks on Tap Opening Week

April 26 — 29

Azalea Garden, Kelly Drive and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia


Our favorite outdoor day-drinking pop-up returns for the season, this week at this beautiful garden located between Boathouse Row and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Come for a relaxing evening that’s welcoming to families (including kids and dogs!), and a perfect way to celebrate springtime!


Meet Zachariah OHora in Philly for ‘One Book, Every Young Child’

April 23

10 am; Logan Library, 1333 Wagner Ave., Philadelphia

11 am; Lillian Marrero Library, 601 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia


Join author and illustrator Zachariah OHora (and Narberth resident!) for a special storytime featuring his book My Cousin Momo, the 2018 One Book, Every Young Child selection.

Meet Sister Bear

April 23, 10:15—11 am

Haverford Township Library, 1601 Darby Road, Havertown


Come join Sister Bear and the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union for a read aloud of The Berenstain Bears Visit the Credit Union and photo opportunities!

Dance Me a Story!

April 23, 10:15 am

Newtown Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Road, Newtown Square


Join dance teacher Lisa Oster in this very popular class for kids ages 2-5 where participants act out a story using dance!

Storytime with Marty the Moose

April 23, 11 am — noon

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia


Laugh along with Marty the Moose as he shares his April book club choice. Join Marty, his favorite humans, and a live animal guest for this special story time. Pick up a copy of the book in the gift shop and Marty will sign it for you!

Bugging Out and Other Natural Sciences

April 23, 3 pm

Kingsessing Library, 1201 S. 51st St., Philadelphia


Children and families are invited to an interactive hands-on natural science program, presented by educators from Bartram’s Garden.


Uncle Bobbie’s Weekly Family Storytime

April 24, 10 — 11 am

Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books, 5445 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia


Join Mama Kimberly for interactive stories, singing, dancing, and old fashioned fun together!

Songbird Family Music Jam at East Passyunk Community Recreation Center

April 24, 10:30 — 11:15 am

1025 Mifflin St., Philadelphia


Kids of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to join in the singing and instrument playing. Bethany will play guitar and everyone will play percussion instruments and drums as you sing, chant, and move to familiar songs and learn some new ones, as well.

Garden Sprouts: Celebrate Earth Day

April 24, 1 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media


Kids ages 4-6 (and their grownups) will turn over logs and stones to watch slimy worms and slugs at work—nature’s own recyclers. They will also have fun creating recycled art projects.

Zachariah OHora at Radnor Library

April 24, 2 pm

RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne


Come meet children’s author and illustrator Zachariah OHora as part of PA One Book, Every Young Child. Children ages 2-5 and their families will enjoy a celebration of early literacy with a read-aloud of OHora’s book My Cousin Momo followed by a group art project and some silly Momo-style activity stations. Each family will leave with a copy of the book!

Snake Party!

April 24, 4 pm

Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library, 68 W. Chelten Ave., Philadelphia


Snake expert Scott Prior will bring some of his favorite live snakes.  You will learn about their behaviors and habitats, and have your questions answered.  If you are brave enough, you can pet one!

Community Night at the Franklin Institute

April 24, 5 — 8 pm

222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia


The Franklin Institute will open its doors for free on Tuesday night for an evening of evening of educational experiences, special programs and shows, and hands-on activities from Philadelphia Science Festival partner organizations. Plus, you get free access to the museum’s permanent exhibits all evening.

Hallowell Literary Lecture: Mark Bowden

April 24, 7:30 pm

Ball Auditorium, The Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford


Hear this world-renowned journalist, who’s written 13 books, including Black Hawk Down. This event is free and open to the public.


Little Chefs at Tyler Arboretum

April 25, 10 — 11:30 am and 1 — 2:30 pm

515 Painter Road, Media


Prepare some bug sculptures that look like insects, but are completely edible! Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome.

Pre-K Sprouts and Seedlings

April 25, 10 am — noon

Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey


Explore the “World of Water!” This program is designed for pre-school age children with an adult.  Pre-registration is required.

Tiny Tot Explorers: Trees, Leaves, and Seeds

April 25, 11 am — noon

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia


Songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures for kids age 2-5 and their grownups.

Dinner with Sophia the First

April 25, 5:30 — 7:30 pm

The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, New Jersey


Have dinner with your favorite little princess. Reservations are recommended, as this fills up!

Wednesday Free Fishing at Bartram’s Garden

April 25, 6 — 8 pm

5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia


Learn how to catch one of the 42 fish species found in the tidal Schuylkill. Bartram’s Garden provides rods, bait, and basic instruction. No license necessary for this event.

Drum Circle Workshop

April 25, 6:30 — 8 pm

Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia


Come and drum with Philly’s own master world-percussionist Joseph Tayoun. All sessions are held in a gallery space, surrounded by ancient artifacts. This class is for all ages and for all levels of drumming. Dancers welcome! A limited number of drums will be provided, or you can bring your own.


Story Time at Wolff’s Apple House

April 26, 10 — 10:45 am

81 S. Pennell Road, Media


Read a story with a theme, and afterwards children will get to make and eat a healthy snack. Children are welcome to stay afterward to play in the play area.

Science in the National Park

April 26, 10 am — 2 pm

Independence National Historical Park, 599 Market St., Philadelphia


Bring your fourth and fifth graders to Independence National Park for hands-on science activities, examining the connection between history and science.

Museum Adventure at the Rosenbach

April 26, 10 — 11 am

2008 Delaney Place, Philadelphia


Start with storytime (reading My Cousin Momo) and a scavenger hunt through the museum. Then move on to the activity room for hands-on art making activities, creative play, music and snacks.

One Book, Every Young Child Preschool Open House with the Pennsylvania Ballet

April 26, 10 am

Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust St., Philadelphia


During this special storytime, the School of Pennsylvania Ballet will present Dance Me a Story, using My Cousin Momo as inspiration.

STEM Day at Haverford Township Library

April 26, 4 — 4:45 pm

1601 Darby Road, Havertown


Kids in grades K-5 are invited to join Haverford High School’s Science Academy for hands-on fun with a variety of science demonstrations and experiments!

Longwood Gardens Community Read: Tree Huggers with Delaware Museum of Natural History

April 26, 4:30 — 5:30 pm

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Parkway, Wynnewood


In partnership with the Longwood Gardens Community Read Program and just in time for Arbor Day! DMNH will read The Tree Lady and introduce live animals that help plant trees! For kids in grades 1-5 with their families.

Pajama Story Time with Zachariah OHora

April 26, 7 pm

650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell


Come in your pajamas to hear author and illustrator Zacharia OHora read his book My Cousin Momo for a special storytime celebrating One Book, Every Young Child.

Brain Food: Science Night at the Market

April 26, 7 — 10 pm

Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St., Philadelphia


Reading Terminal Market will host an all-ages celebration of science, food, and everything Philadelphia. There will be dynamic demonstrations and experiments from some Philadelphia Science Festival partners; and select vendors will stay open, offering small plates for just $5. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.


‘My Cousin Momo’ Party

April 27, 11 am —noon

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media


Books, games, creative play, and goofy fun celebrating Zachariah OHora’s quirky My Cousin Momo for One Book, Every Young Child. For kids ages 3-7.

Science + Music

April 27, 3 — 5 pm

Christ Church Preservation Trust, 20 N. American St., Philadelphia


Join Franklin Institute science educators, C.B. Fisk organ builders, and members of International Contemporary Ensemble to explore the science of Christ Church’s newly installed pipe organ! Drop-in activities include opportunities to make and visualize musical sounds, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the mechanical-action pipe organ. Come back at 7 pm for a public performance.

STEM Explorers

April 27, 4 — 5:30 pm

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media


Drop in for LEGO engineering and play!

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

April 27, 4 — 7:30 pm

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


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

Sarah Mlynowski at Children’s Book World

April 27, 4:30 pm

17 Haverford Station Road, Haverford


Bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski returns the Children’s Book World with her newest book, Whatever After: Two Peas in a Pod, full of hilarity, adventure, and lots of girl power!

Dinos After Dark

April 27, 5 — 8 pm

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia


The museum will be open late with pay-as you-wish admission, a “Dino Drafts” pop-up beer garden and tacos in Dinosaur Hall (skip the lines and register online), live animal presentations, and fun hands-on activities.  Visit the “Drawn to Dinosaurs” exhibit and watch Philadelphia graffiti artist Christian Rodriguez bring Hadrosaurus foulkii back to life with a swirl of color and fun. And you can even draw on the museum’s dioramas! It’s sure to be a very unique evening!

Preschool Prom at Delaware Children’s Museum

April 27, 5—8 pm

550 Justison St, Wilmington, Delaware


Explore music and movement at this carnival themed celebration. There will be live performances, a photo booth, and more! Dressing up is encouraged, but not required.

West Philly STEM-a-thon

April 27, 6 — 8 pm

White Rock Baptist Church, 5240 Chestnut St., Philadelphia


Gear up for an evening of STEM challenges, explorations, and activities. Build, program, tinker, and try in a series of activities designed to challenge young scientists to think critically, work collaboratively, innovate, and invent.

‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’

April 27, 7:30 pm

Collingswood Middle School Auditorium, 414 Collings Ave., Collingswood, New Jersey


Collingswood Youth Theatre presents the classic story of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. The play features updated songs from the Disney movie, and is geared towards a young audience.

Weekend Fun

Philadelphia Events

All Weekend

Earth and Arbor Day Family Festival at Camden Children’s Garden

April 28—29, 1 — 4 pm

3 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey


Celebrate Earth Day and weave a nature square. Children who come dressed as Mother Earth, Fred the Fish, or a Truffula Tree will receive $1 off of their admission.

‘The Sound of Music’

April 28 and 29

Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia


The classic musical returns to Philadelphia in a new national tour production. Both weekend days have matinee and evening performances. Recommended for kids ages 5 and older. Read our review of the show to learn more.

Parks on Tap at Azalea Garden

April 28, 1 — 11 pm; April 29, noon — 10 pm

Azalea Garden, Kelly Drive and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia


Our favorite outdoor day-drinking pop-up returns for the season, this week at this beautiful garden located between Boathouse Row and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Come for a relaxing evening that’s welcoming to families (including kids and dogs!), and a perfect way to celebrate springtime!

The Fit Expo

April 28 — 29

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia


A family-friendly event which brings together thousands of fitness enthusiasts at all levels, and allows visitors to discover new health and wellness products and services, have access to free fitness classes and cooking demos, witness live fitness competitions, and more. There’s also a Kids Zone!


Science Carnival on the Parkway

April 28, 10 am — 4 pm

Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia


The Philadelphia Science Festival ends with a free day of family-friendly entertainment, live performances, experiments, demonstrations, and so much more by more than 150 partners filling the Parkway. There are activities for all ages, including some specifically for kids. For little ones, there’s a special Tot Lot by PNC Grow Up Great, with live music from the Lara and Joe Show and storytimes where each science-themed book will come to life with additional opportunities for hands-on exploration.

Sound All Around Ensemble Concert

April 28, 10 am and 11:15 am

Academy of Music Ballroom, 240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia


Sound All Around is a great introduction to classical music for little ones. Clap, stomp, sing, and dance with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and famed storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston as you learn about music and the orchestra. You’ll get an up-close look at all the special instruments featured all season, and get to hear how they create beautiful music when played together.

Penn Relays 

April 28, 9 am

Franklin Field, 235 S. 33rd St., Philadelphia


The oldest and largest track and field competition in the country is back at Penn, and its final day includes a carnival outside Franklin Field (on Shoemaker Green) with vendors, food trucks, and a Nike tent with a DJ and giveaways. Also, once you’re done there, your Penn Relay ticket will get you 50 percent off admission at the Penn Museum!

Bookworms at Arden Theatre

April 28, 10 — 10:45 am

Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. Second St., Philadelphia


Kids ages 2-4 (and their grownups) will laugh along with Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems. Then, use theater games, music, and creative movement to bring the story to life!

Saturday Free Boating at Bartram’s Garden

April 28, 11 am — 3pm

Bartram’s Gardens’ Community Boathouse, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia


Bartram’s Garden will provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. Choose from a kayak (for 30 minutes) or rowboat (for 45 minutes). No experience is necessary. All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Arbor Day Family Day at Morris Arboretum 

April 28, 11 am — 3 pm

100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia


Branch out as a naturalist and dig into learning about trees. Design a tree house, make a “tree map” with five different types of trees, create a street landscape with trees, learn how to “read” the life of a tree, and shadow an arborist to learn what’s involved in caring for trees.

Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl

April 28, noon — 4 pm

Fairmount Avenue (from 17th Street to 25th Street), Philadelphia


This free art festival features more than 40 exhibits in a wide range of media. Philly Art Center (2501 Olive St.) will once again set up their Kids Art-Making Fest with hands-on art stations, a baby zone, music, and face painting. Kids can also participate in craft-making activities near the bulldog statue at 25th and Fairmount. There will be live performances — both of music and art creation — throughout the festival as well.

Go West Craft Fest

April 28, 11 am — 5 pm

The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Ave., Philadelphia


Find unique, creative wares by 100 local makers, as well as food, live music, children’s activities, and acrobatic performances by Tangle Movement Arts.

Mommy’s Mini Movers

April 28, 9 — 9:45 am

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


You and your little one (age 18 months-3 years) will explore your shared creativity and the joy of moving your bodies while learning techniques and simple dance movements. Focus on developing physical and sensory awareness through movement, parachute play, and sensory activities.

Indoor Playtime and Open Gym at Empirical Pediatric Therapy

April 28, 10:30 am — noon

413 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia


Children up to 10 years of age can climb, jump, swing, crash, and play at this brand-new indoor kids’ gym.

Nature Exploration at the Schuylkill Center

April 28, 10:30 — 11:30 am

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia


Gather in the Discovery Center for a short introduction and craft, then hit the trails for naturalist-led exploration and discovery with your little ones.

Olympia Game Day

April 28, 10 am — 8 pm

Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia


The historic Cruiser Olympia will be transformed into a live gaming station. Play your favorite board games aboard a floating vessel! Bring your own games to play or borrow one from their small game library. There is also the option to sleepover and bunk on Cruiser Olympia for the night!

Jump Jive and Jam CD Release party 

April 28, 10:30 — 11:45 am

HighPoint Performance Cafe, 6182 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia


Come rock out and celebrate the release of Jump Jive and Jam’s second full album! The JJJ live band will be playing songs from the new album, and every family gets a CD included with their ticket!

Sheep Shearing Day at Fox Chase Farm

April 28, noon — 4 pm

8500 Pine Road, Philadelphia


Watch the sheep being sheared to get ready for warmer weather. Then enjoy hayrides, crafts, face painting, live music, games, and more.


Run Wild for the Zoo 5K

April 29, 7:30 am (registration at 6:30 am)

Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia


Join hundreds of runners and walkers to support the zoo in a fun 5K. There are separate medals for different age groups (all the way down to the “9 and under” category), and strollers are allowed so even the littlest zoo lovers can get involved! There will also be crafts and activities for children, iced coffee and beer for the adults, music, entertainment, photo ops and surprise giveaways. The price includes zoo admission, so stay after the race for a fun day of exploring.

Flavors on the Avenue

April 29, 11 am—5 pm


East Passyunk Avenue will bring out its best with five blocks of street food, seasonal sips, craft beer, live music, sidewalk sales, and free family fun. Over two dozen of the region’s best restaurants will be offering pay-as-you-go small plates specially priced between $3-$6, so you can try a little of everything. The street fair will offer free family friendly activities, including a kids’ art and activity zone (at the Singing Fountain) by Lume, a typewriter station at Dickinson, kids’ moon bounce and giant inflatable slide at the East Passyunk Gateway, crafts with Frame Fatale, and outdoor games for kids and adults of all ages. Additionally, boutiques and businesses along the avenue will host more activities and family fun inside their spaces. We’re especially excited to play Stikball at Tildie’s Toy Box!

Phillie Phanatic’s Birthday Celebration

April 29, 1 pm (game starts at 1:35 pm)

Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia


Get to the game early so you can watch the Phanatic celebrate his birthday with his mascot friends and an impressive birthday cake. And as a bonus, all kids (age 14 and under) get a Phanatic bucket hat! Game tickets required.

Carnaval de Puebla

April 29, welcome celebration at 8 am; parade beginning at noon

9th Street between Wolf Street and Washington Avenue, Philadelphia


Get an early start on Cinco de Mayo celebrations with South Philly’s colorful parade and street fair showcasing Mexican history and folk traditions through vibrant dance, song, and costumes.

Family Friendly Horticulture Walking Tour of Rittenhouse Square

April 29, 10 — 11 am

Rittenhouse Square (18th and Walnut Streets), Philadelphia


Join Master Gardener Guina Hammond for a horticultural stroll through Rittenhouse Square to explore its past, present, and future. Learn tree identification, why it’s important to plant native species, and how you can help maintain this beautiful oasis.

PAFA Family Arts Academy: Robo Art

April 29, 2 — 4 pm

118-128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia


Unlikely tools and technology come together in this workshop that asks the question: can robots make art?

Philly MAC-Down 3: Return of the Mac

April 29, 2 — 5 pm

The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia


Philadelphia’s vegan mac and cheese contest is back again! 12 local competitors will compete to make the best vegan mac and cheese, and you get to try them all and vote for a winner. And for dessert, MomPops!

Main Line and Suburban Events

All Weekend

‘Zuzz the Alien Needs Your Help’

April 28 and 29, 11 am and 2 pm

Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler


This original show, for ages 4 and up, is part puzzle, part play. As the title suggests, the goal is to get Zuzz home, and the audience’s skills are needed.


Sesame Place Opening Day

April 28, 10 am — 8 pm

100 Sesame Road, Langhorne


Don’t miss a very special Opening Day parade at 10:30 am featuring your favorite Sesame Street friends making a grand entrance and showcasing a year of fun-filled and exciting events! New this year, Sesame Place was recently designated as a Certified Autism Center and has developed a number of sensory-friendly resources for guests.

Merlin’s Mayhem Debuts at Dutch Wonderland

April 28, 10 am — 6 pm

2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster


Dutch Wonderland will debut its first suspended family roller coaster with a ribbon-cutting just after the gates to the park open.

Special Saturday Family Drop-In: FREE Day of Service

April 28, 2 pm

Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford


This free art-making workshop will benefit Philadelphia’s public school children. Decorate home-library boxes that will be filled with exciting donated books and given to children without access to books at home. Main Line Art Center is also collecting new and gently used books of elementary and middle school reading levels to be used for the home library boxes, so bring some old favorites or new treasures!

Theatre Horizon Workshop at Elmwood Park Zoo

April 28, 11 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


Join professional teaching artists from Theatre Horizon for a free one-hour workshop where kids can use their imaginations and learn how to repurpose found objects to create their own animal adventures! This workshop will include dramatic play activities where children can experience the fun of storytelling, combined with the importance of conservation. The event is free with zoo admission, but requires pre-registration online.

‘Prince Charming’

April 28, 11 am

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


The Pennsylvania Ballet II performs this take on Sleeping Beauty from the prince’s perspective in a ballet especially for kids.

Roots with Ruark

April 28, 11 am — noon

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Parkway, Wynnewood


A free interactive music class for toddlers and preschoolers, with songs ranging from preschool favorites to Top 40 hits.

Campfire Cooking

April 28, 11 am — 1 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media


Kids ages 6 and up will gather around the campfire and channel their inner chefs. The class will make three yummy dishes using different campfire cooking techniques.

Spring Festival

April 28, 1:30 — 3:30 pm

Aqua-Tots Swim School, 307 Horsham Road, Horsham


Enjoy open swim from 2-3 pm and a bunch of other fun activities at this free event.

Grand Opening Party at Goldfish Swim School (Oaks)

April 28, 2 — 5 pm

180 East Mill Road, Oaks


Goldfish Swim School will be hosting a grand opening party in their brand new facility with lots of swimming, activities, snacks, and much more.

Embracing the Curve: Curvy Girls Scoliosis Fashion Show

April 28, 2 pm

Lord and Taylor at King of Prussia Mall (Court), 180 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia


Embracing the Curve is a fashion show featuring young models who are embracing their scoliosis as they show off some spring fashion from mall retailers.

Coding with Dash and Dot

April 28, 2 — 3 pm

Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore


Kids ages 5-12 can learn to code with fun robots Dash and Dot! Pre-registration required.


April 28, 2 — 5 pm

Tredyffrin Easttown Middle School, 801 Conestoga Road, Berwyn


Upper Main Line Community Theater presents Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.


‘The Little Mermaid’

April 29, noon

Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media


This one-hour musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story is billed as a “pleasant” performance with no villains, suitable for ages 4 and up.

Outdoor Antique and Vintage Market 

April 29, 8 am — 5 pm

44 E Lancaster Ave., Ardmore


Shoppers will find a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage and estate jewelry, clothing and accessories, antique furniture, vintage home furnishings, lighting, glassware, pottery, primitives, and much more from dozens of vendors. Meanwhile, kids will love how many fun activities are planned just for them! There will be plenty of arts and craft stations, including one where kids can make their own version of “vintage art” using recycled materials, as well as a scavenger hunt throughout the market (with candy prizes from pucciManuli), and plenty more entertainment and treats.

Wildflower Celebration

April 29, 10 am — 4 pm

Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, Delaware


Celebrate the beauty of native wildflowers as you stroll the grounds, and then participate in a whole day of fun activities. There will also be live music, gardening activities, face painting, educational family programming, crafts, and food vendors. Kids can also go on a scavenger hunt!

Infant and Toddler CPR

April 29, 9:30 — 11:45 am

Center City Pediatrics-Bala Cynwyd, 33 Rock Hill Road, Suite 170, Bala Cynwyd


Lee Ann Shore, a registered nurse and certified American Heart Association CPR Instructor, will prepare you for a variety of situations that could face infants and children up to 8 years of age, including choking, cardiac arrest, and respiratory arrest. You do not need to be a patient of either Center City Pediatrics or CCP-Bala Cynwyd to participate, but pre-registration is required.

Everything but the Ark: Ofanim’s Family Fun Day

April 29, 10 am — 2 pm

Home Bred Farms, 1125 Ginkgo Lane, Gladwyne

Enjoy games, a petting zoo, and fun for all ages; and learn about this organization supporting children’s education in Israel. RSVP to RSVP@friendsofanim.org.

New Mom on the Go

April 29, 10 am — noon

Suburban Square, Anderson and Coulter avenues, Ardmore


A couple hours of pampering for new and expectant moms! Take a beauty class at Sephora (call to reserve your spot), get haircare and styling advice from the professionals at Drybar, shop the latest children’s fashions from Gilbert & Evans, and enjoy tasty treats from Robeks.



Photograph courtesy of the Philadelphia Science Festival. 



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