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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 10

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.

‘Newsies’

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.

Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

May 1 — June

200 N. Sixth St., Philadelphia

 

Franklin Square will once again glow with 1,500 individual works of art consisting of giant sculptures wrapped in colorful silk and filled with thousands of LED lights. Guests will also enjoy the nightly Dragon Beer Garden and Asian cuisine. Want to know more? Go behind the scenes and see how these beautiful lanterns were made!

Parks on Tap at Lovett Park

May 2 — 6

6945 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

 

This new Parks on Tap location is adjacent to Mt. Airy’s newly renovated branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Stop by this kid-friendly beer garden from Wednesday through the weekend.

Monday

Sound All Around Ensemble

April 30, 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.

Read-a-Thon at Mifflin Square 

April 30, 3:30 — 5:30 pm

6th and Ritner streets, Philadelphia

 

Kids can sit and read in the park, take home free books, and play games. Books for all ages are available, this event is free and open to the community.

Meet Mother Bruce at Lansdowne Public Library

April 30, 4 pm

55 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne

 

Meet Mother Bruce from the Ryan Higgins book series of same name, and stay for some STEM activities.

Read to a Therapy Dog with PAWS for Reading

April 30, 6 pm

Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave., Philadelphia

 

Bella the French Bulldog will be at Whitman Library for one-on-one reading sessions. She is a trained therapy dog who provides a judgment-free environment and allows children to open up and feel comfortable about reading aloud. This program is geared toward ages 6-12, but other children, such as younger siblings, are encouraged to participate as well. Registration is required for this special program.

One Book, Every Young Child Pajama Storytime

April 30, 6:30 pm

Torresdale Library, 3079 Holme Ave., Philadelphia

 

A special pajama storytime featuring My Cousin Momo by Zachariah OHora, the 2018 One Book, Every Young Child selection. Wear pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal!

Tuesday

Music Monkey Jungle at Reading Terminal Market

May 1, 10 — 10:30 am

51 N. 12th St., Philadelphia

 

Sing, dance, move, and have a rockin’ good time with Music Monkey Jungle. Admission is free and open to the public.

Sid the Science Kid Meet and Greet

May 1, 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

 

Meet Sid the Science Kid in Hamilton Hall for a picture, then visit his super-duper exhibit in its last week at the Please Touch Museum.

Read to a Reptile

May 1, 2 — 4 pm

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

 

Grab a book, pull up a chair, and practice your reading with the live animals of Outside In!

Wednesday

Little Explorers at Bartram’s Garden

May 2, 10 — 11:30 am

5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia

 

Kids ages 2-4 will find out where birds live and how they talk, then build their own nests out of materials from the garden.

Meet the Chickens

May 2, 10 am and 1 pm

Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale

 

Preschoolers (ages 3 and up) will learn about our feathered friends with a visit to the chickens that live at the site, helping to collect eggs, and taking home an egg of their own. Pre-registration required.

Toddlers in Nature at Tyler Arboretum

May 2, 10 — 11 am and 1 — 2 pm

515 Painter Road, Media

 

Learn about “Life in the Slow Lane” with a lesson and storytime on nature’s slowest bugs, snails and slugs. Stroll through gardens and woods to get an up-close look at these cool creatures.

Pre-K Sprouts and Seedlings

May 2, 10 am — noon

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

 

This program is designed for pre-school age children with an adult.  Pre-registration is required. Learn about beautiful butterflies with themed activities.

Mommy (or Daddy) & Me Gardening

May 2, 10 — 10:30 am

Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media

 

Every Wednesday, Miss Marcia will be picking another gardening subject to introduce to you and your child.

Storytime in Mexico

May 2, 10:30 am

Andorra Library, 705 E. Cathedral Road, Philadelphia

 

A special preschool storytime in honor of Cinco de Mayo!  Learn about Mexican culture by reading traditional tales and dancing to festive music.  For kids ages 2-5.

First Wednesday at Please Touch Museum

May 2, 4 — 7 pm

4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

 

The Please Touch Museum is open until 7 pm for two extra hours of play, and offers $2 per person admission after 4 pm.

Paint Nite at the Library

May 2, 6 pm

Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road, Philadelphia

 

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to start spring with a creative twist, and paint their own canvas masterpiece to decorate their rooms or give as a gift. Space is limited, so you must pre-register for this event.

Thursday

Roots with Ruark at Haverford Township Library

May 3, 10:15 — 11 am

1601 Darby Road, Havertown

 

A music class full of energy and excitement for kids ages 0-5. Enjoy a musical morning listening to an exciting mix of original music, kids classics, and pop songs.

Lag B’omer Celebration at Shady Brook Farm

May 3, 5:30 — 8 pm

931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley

 

Celebrate with a bonfire and marshmallows, giant jumping pillows, sports challenges and more. A $5 wristband gets you unlimited rides and activities.

Movie Night at Schmidt’s Commons: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

May 3, 7–9 pm

1001 N. Second St., Philadelphia

 

Get a jump on May the Fourth celebrating with this outdoor movie night! Bring your own chair.

PHS Pop-Up Garden Grand Opening

May 3, 5–10 pm

1438 South Street, Philadelphia

 

This visually creative urban oasis will open for the season with delicious food and botanical inspired cocktails, as well as rustic structures that create unique garden “rooms” to welcome visitors of all ages.

Friday

LEGO Star Wars Day

May 4, 10 am — 7:30 pm

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Travel to a galaxy far away and enjoy the most original LEGO Star Wars fun activities and Star Wars-themed building. Participate in an exciting LEGO Lightsaber challenge, do a Star Wars-themed build in Master Builder Academy, and be there for some great photo ops!

Storytime at Ryerss Museum & Library

May 4, 10:30 — 11:30 am

 

For children ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult. The theme for this storytime is “Baby Birds and Mother’s Day.”

Storytime at Morris Arboretum

May 4, 10:30 — 11:15 am

100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia

 

A fun and engaging storytime tailored to the changing seasons to complement the natural setting of the arboretum.

‘Star Wars’ Day at Middletown Public Library

10:30 am — 5 pm

21 North Pennell Road, Media

 

A whole day celebrating all things Star Wars! There will be a green screen photobooth and stations with themed activities and crafts all day. Then in the evening, there will be a costume contest and pizza and movie night at 5 pm, featuring The Last Jedi (pre-registration is required for movie night).

Cinco de Mayo Preschool Party

May 4, 10:30 am

Roxborough Library, 6245 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia

 

Celebrate with stories, songs and rhymes.  This program is designed for children ages 3-6, along with an adult.

‘PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure’

May 4, 11 am and 6 pm

Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

 

This all-new show is full of music, adventure, teamwork, and all your kids’ favorite pups live on stage (including the newest pup, Tracker). The show is geared towards kids ages 2-6, so it’s a great way to introduce your kids to a theater setting with some familiar faces on stage.

Paddle Penn’s Landing Opens for the Season

May 4, 3 — 8 pm

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

 

Paddle your way around the Penn’s Landing basin in a kayak, rowboat, pirate ship, swan, or dragon (if you can snag him!) for the perfect outdoor recreational activity.

Kids’ First Fridays: Exploring the Arts

May 4, 3:30 pm

Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust St., Philadelphia

 

Kids can make stamps and learn print-making skills.

‘Star Wars’ Day at Ardmore Library

May 4, 3:30 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Kids age 8 and older can build a functioning R2-D2 droid and learn about robotics! Pre-registration required. There will also be Star Wars activity sheets will be available for kids of all ages throughout the day, and a raffle at 4 pm.

‘Star Wars’ Day at Lovett Memorial Library

May 4, 4 pm

6945 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

 

Celebrate Star Wars Day with games, crafts, and the chance to win a cool surprise! Recommended for kids age 6 and up.

‘The Tree Lady’ Storytime and Craft

May 4, 4 — 5 pm

Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Meet in the Children’s Library for a reading of The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins, followed by a craft. There will also be a raffle for tickets to Longwood Gardens.

 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Lulu’s Casita

May 4, 4 — 7:30 pm

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with special crafts, a piñata, and complimentary margaritas! You may also BYOB for this fun event.

‘May the 4th Be With You’ at Delaware Museum of Natural History

May 4, 6 pm

4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware

 

Watch The Last Jedi and play Star Wars trivia! There will also be themed face painting, the STARLAB inflatable planetarium, a costume contest, and concessions with snacks (including wine and beer for the adults).

May Family Swim Night

May 4, 6 — 8 pm

714 Reed St., Philadelphia

 

Fitness Alive’s monthly open swim night is open to one and all, and it’s “open house” style, which means you can come and splash around any time during the two-hour window. You can also meet some instructors, and kids can complete a swim skills assessment.

Family Happy Hour at PlayArts

May 4, 5 — 7 pm

1241 N. Front St., Philadelphia

 

Manayunk Brewing Company sets up their finest pours for you and your friends as your kids play. As always, PlayArts will have a DJ in house to provide the grooves, and Slice to provide the grub. Tickets include admission and beer. Pizza is sold for $3 a slice.

Parent’s Night Out at Nest Chestnut Hill

May 4, 5 — 8 pm

Nest Chestnut Hill, 10 West Gravers Lane, Philadelphia

 

Drop your kids off for a fun night of movement, crafts, and dinner at Nest while you enjoy an adult night out.

Weekend Events

Philadelphia Events

All Weekend

‘PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure’

May 5 and 6

Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

 

This all-new show is full of music, adventure, teamwork, and all your kids’ favorite pups live on stage (including the newest pup, Tracker). The show is geared towards kids ages 2-6, so it’s a great way to introduce your kids to a theater setting with some familiar faces on stage.

Parks on Tap at Lovett Park

May 2 — 6

6945 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

 

This new Parks on Tap location is adjacent to Mt. Airy’s newly renovated branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Stop by this kid-friendly beer garden from Wednesday through the weekend.

Rittenhouse Flower Market

May 5 — 6, 9 am — 2 pm

Rittenhouse Square (18th and Walnut streets), Philadelphia

 

Shop for the perfect additions for your garden and home, and enjoy a beautiful spring day with kids’ activities, like a coloring contest. PHS experts will be on site to offer advice and answer all of your gardening questions.

Philadelphia Renaissance Fair

May 5 and 6, 11 am — 7 pm

6400 Fort Mifflin Road, Philadelphia

 

Fort Mifflin will transform into an interactive, fantasy-based recreation of a Medieval village. There will be costumed actors, performers, crafts, games, and of course turkey legs!

All-Girls Camp-In at the Franklin Institute 

May 5, 6:15 pm — May 6, 9:30 am

222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia

 

Girsl ages 6-13 (and their chaperones) can spend an overnight at the museum with live science shows, hands-on workshops, IMAX and Planetarium shows, stargazing in the rooftop observatory, and time to explore the entire museum. Sleep somewhere unique like near the Giant Heart or in the train room, then wake up for breakfast at the museum.

Cinco de Mayo Weekend at PHS Pop-Up Garden

May 4 — 6 (performance on May 5, 4 — 5 pm)

1438 South St., Philadelphia

 

This visually creative urban oasis will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on its opening weekend. On Saturday, May 5, from 4 — 5 pm there will be a mariachi performance.

Saturday

South Street Spring Festival

May 5, 11 am — 8 pm

South Street (between Front and 8th), and along Headhouse Plaza (between South and Lombard), Philadelphia

 

A giant, all-ages outdoor block party takes over South Street with over 30 restaurants serving outside, live music all day, and artists selling their creations. Outside of Atomic City Comics, look for free giveaways and superhero sightings, celebrating Free Comic Book Day! There will also be the South Street Family Zone with fun games and play areas for little ones.

Mommy’s Mini Movers

May 5, 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.

Blue Cross Broad Street Run Health and Wellness Expo

May 5, 9 am — 6 pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia

 

Pick up your race bib if you’re running, or visit with health and wellness exhibitors if you’re not.

Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Plane Pull

May 5, 9 am — 12:30 pm

Atlantic Aviation, 8375 Enterprise Ave., Philadelphia

 

This Ronald McDonald House fundraiser features teams competing to see who can pull a plan (yes, really) the fastest.

Nature Play Saturdays at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

May 5, 10:30 — 11:30 am

8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia

 

Bring your family for unstructured nature play and a hike with representatives from the NaturePHL program. Climb, explore, and learn more about the many health benefits of outdoor activity.

Mount Airy Day

May 5, 11 am — 5 pm

Cliveden, 6400 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

 

Celebrate this Northwest Philly neighborhood at its annual festival, featuring food, activities, games, music, and more! Admission is free, games and other extras cost money.

Necklace Making for Mom at Little Moon + Arrow

May 5, 11 am — 7 pm

729 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia

 

Stop by anytime for a free Mother’s Day necklace making workshop, with all materials provided. Make colorful beaded necklaces with a sliding knot as a special gift.

Ruff Ruff Rescue Meet and Greet

May 5, 11 am — 2 pm

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

 

Meet your favorite police pup for a fun photo op!

Nature Tots! ‘Sizing Up Nature’

May 5, 10 — 11 am

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia

 

Children ages 3-5 and an adult are invited to explore nature with a refuge ranger. Indoors and out, Nature Tots will learn to measure and compare sizes. The program will begin with storytime, the book Inch by Inch. Tots will then head out for a hike to find, measure, and compare objects in nature, and then wrap up with a fun take-home craft.

‘Time in the Garden’ Opens at Morris Arboretum

May 5, 11 am — 3 pm

100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia

 

Morris Arboretum will open its themed exhibit for spring and summer, featuring art that expresses different interpretation of time. For opening day, there will be make-and-take garden activity stations located at the entrance to the Rose Garden, the Oak Allée Plaza, and the Fernery Plaza. There will also be live performances at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm of “The Morris Arboretum Suite” created specifically for the arboretum by composer and musician Nicholas Escobar.

‘Llama Llama Loves to Read’ Storytime

May 5, 11 am

Barnes and Noble, 1805 Walnut St., Philadelphia

 

Read this cute new book in the  Llama Llama series, and stay for activities featuring everyone’s favorite llamas!

Saturday Free Boating at Bartram’s Garden

May 5, 11 am — 3 pm

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.

Seafarin’ Saturday

May 5, 11 am — 1 pm

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

 

Create your own boat and add a sail. Put your boat to the test in the SeaPerch tank and race your family and friends.

Philadelphia School of Rock presents British Invasion and the Music of the Fabulous 50’s

May 5, noon

World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia

 

Rock out (and teach your kids about rock icons) at this family-friendly concert.

El Rey Cinco de Mayo Block Party

May 5, noon — 3 pm (block party goes until 11 pm, but family-friendly activities are the first three hours)

Ranstead Street between 20th and 21st streets, Philadelphia

 

El Rey will close down Ranstead Street for an all-day block party! In the afternoon, enjoy street friendly Mexican fare, family friendly activities like face painting, game, crafts, and entertainment from a mariachi band.

 

See more Cinco de Mayo celebrations in our guide.

Make Your Own Fairy Garden Terrarium at the Hill-Physick Plant Sale

May 5, 11 am — noon

321 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia

 

All materials provided for kids age 7 and up to make their own fairy gardens using airplants, succulents, flowers, and herbs.

Mother’s Day Gift Workshop at Sue’s Art Class

May 5, 1 — 3:30 pm

2119 Spruce St., Philadelphia

 

Hand paint large glass vases or bowls, or make a handmade, painted, and adorned cake plate from terracotta pots.

Line by Logan Fashion Show

May 5, 2 pm

Logan Library, 1333 Wagner Ave., Philadelphia

 

Explore color palettes and fuel your passion for design.  Experience clothing conceptualized and brought to life on the red carpet, by talented local designers.

STEM Story Time with Katey Howes

May 5, 2 pm

Momo’s Tree House, 2207 South St., Philadelphia

 

A former physical therapist specializing in brain injury, Katey Howes now divides her time between writing and raising kids with a love of books. She will read from her book Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe, a fun and relatable story with a STEM theme.

Down the Rabbit Hole: A Musical Narrative

May 5, 5 — 7 pm

Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

 

Music and storytelling come together in a one-of-a-kind performance of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland stories. Alice’s adventures will be brought to life with vocals ,piano, bass, drums, flute, and harp.

Monster Jam

May 5, 7 pm (gates open at noon, Pit Party at 3 pm)

Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia

 

Watch some of the most recognizable larger-than-life monster trucks in the world, pushed to their limits by expert drivers accomplishing gravity-defying feats. Click here for our preview and to meet one of the female drivers!

Sunday

Broad Street Run

May 6, 8 am

Race begins at Broad Street and West Fisher Avenue, and finishes at the Navy Yard (4747 S. Broad St.), Philadelphia

 

Even if you’re not running the 10-mile race down Broad Street, there’s plenty of fun to be had. You can cheer your friends and family anywhere along the route, though there are some especially fun cheer zones with live music and entertainment. Also, down at the Navy Yard, where the race finishes, there are kids’ activities like fun runs for all ages, face painting, a petting zoo, inflatables, balloon artists, and more.

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

May 6, 10 am — 5 pm

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

 

The Barnes’ free family Sunday will celebrate Cinco de Mayo (as well as other world cultures) with bilingual storytimes, Mexican art activities, and more. Throughout the day, kids can try papel picado (Mexican paper cutting) to create cards or banners. At 1:30 pm, Dance Group Nuevo Mexico will teach kids about Mexican folklore and traditional dances.

Family Nature Club Hike and Play

May 6, 10 am — noon

Forbidden Drive Trail, Philadelphia

 

Take a child led hike and explore nature, build a fire and roast snacks, splash in the water, and meet new friends.

Peace, Love, and Collab Family Festival

May 6, 10 am — 3 pm (performances at 11:30 am and 1 pm)

Perelman Building, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia

 

Take part in a collaborative creation inspired by the psychedelic 1960s, discover artist Jean Shin’s community-based installations, and then watch teamwork in action with improv group StoryUP!

Art and Storytelling at Woodmere Art Museum

May 6, 11 am — noon

9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

 

Introduce your preschoolers to the enjoyment of art through stories and artmaking. Enjoy reading picture books in the galleries, followed by an art project.

Sid the Science Kid Meet and Greet and Closing Day

May 6, noon and 2 pm

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

 

Meet Sid the Science Kid in Hamilton Hall for a picture, and be sure to visit his super-duper exhibit one last time on its closing day!

Fishtown Animal Hospital 3rd Anniversary Party and Adoption Event

May 6, noon — 4 pm

233 E. Girard Ave., Philadelphia

 

Fishtown Animal Hospital will celebrate its third anniversary with a free celebration complete with games, prizes, treats, a petting zoo (goats from Mount Laurel Animal Hospital), adoptable pets and more.

 

First Sunday at Shofuso

May 6, 11 am — 3:30 pm

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Horticultural and Lansdowne drives, Philadelphia

 

Learn about the culture, history, stories and arts of Japan in this series of interactive programs for children and families, free after admission to Shofuso. Hear Momotaro, The Peach Boy at preschool storytime, and make a koi nobori (koi windsock) pinwheel. For teens, there is a manga meetup where they can sketch, share artwork, and meet new friends from 2—3:30 pm.

World Laughter Day at Smith Memorial Playground

May 6, 1 — 3 pm

3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia

 

Come for a free Laughter Yoga celebration on World Laughter Day.

PAFA Family Arts Academy

May 6, 2 — 4 pm

118-128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia

 

Learn about the Nanicoke Lenni Lenape, the original people of Philadelphia, make traditional corn husk dolls, listen to drumming and dance.

Main Line and Suburban Events

All Weekend

LEGO Star Wars Days

May 4 — 6, 10 am — 7:30 pm

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Travel to a galaxy far away and enjoy the most original LEGO Star Wars fun activities and Star Wars-themed building. Participate in an exciting LEGO Lightsaber challenge, do a Star Wars-themed build in Master Builder Academy, and be there for some great photo ops!

Super WHY & Friends at Sesame Place

May 5 — 6, 11 am —5 pm (character breakfast at 9 am)

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

Meet Super WHY and friends all day in Abby’s Paradise Theater. You can also make reservations to eat breakfast with Super WHY, Princess Presto, Alpha Pig and Wonder Red at 9 am in Elmo’s Eatery.

Saturday

Radnor Hunt Pony Club Jumper Show

May 5

810 Providence Road, Malvern

 

Kids and their families can spend the day watching horse jumping, learning about ponies and horses, and doing fun kids’ activities. There will be face painting, arts and crafts, games, and vendor tents too.

Free Comic Book Day at Haverford Township Free Library

May 5, 10 am — 5 pm

1601 Darby Road, Havertown

 

The library will offer more than forty comic titles for all ages to enjoy. Every comic is completely free, but supplies are limited!

Mommy and Me Story and Art at Wayne Art Center

May 5, 10 — 11 am

413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Read the delightful and colorful book Stack the Cats, and then create your very own mixed media collage of your own colorful stack of cats! For kids ages 2-3 and a grownup.

Storytime at Suburban Square

May 5, 10 — 11:30 am

Anderson and Coulter avenues, Ardmore

 

Come hear Mother Goose told by Marilyn Scanlon. Bring your gently loved books to donate to Tree House Books.

‘Llama Llama Loves to Read’ Storytime

May 5, 11 am

Barnes and Noble, 150 West Swedesford Road, Devon

 

Read this cute new book in the  Llama Llama series, and stay for activities featuring everyone’s favorite llamas!

Sheep Shearing at Elmwood Park Zoo

May 5, 11 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Spring is in, which means it’s time for the zoo’s sheep to get their annual haircuts! Watch the sheep sheering, as well as live wool-processing demos.

Mother and Child High Tea

May 5, 1 — 4 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

In this three-hour workshop, mothers and children will learn about and prepare dishes for a high tea, hear about English table etiquette and experience the diverse blend of flavors, textures, colors and herbs while enjoying a meal together. The cost is $30 per person, and pre-registration is required. This is suited for kids ages 4 and up.

Mother’s Day Pottery Workshop

May 5, 1 — 3 pm

Community Arts Norristown, 506 Haws Ave., Norristown

 

Daisy Chapman will teach kids (with an adult caregiver) how to make a Mother’s Day pottery gift.

Youth Workshop: Mother’s Day Gift and Card

May 5, 1—3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Kids ages 7 and up can create a “top secret” Mother’s Day project. Kids will leave with a handmade gift wrapped and topped off with a special hand-printed card.

Sunday

Kid’s Spring Terrariums

May 6, 11 am — noon

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Bring along the little ones for a creative craft as they plant a miniature spring-inspired terrarium inside a Weck jar. Pre-registration is required.

Festival Cinco de Mayo in Kennett Square

May 6, 11 am — 5 pm

100 W. State St., Kennett Square

 

Casa Guanajuato will host a family-friendly day of celebration with food, music, dancing, arts and crafts, and more. There is a whole schedule of live performance, from ballet to mariachi to hip hop. There are also kids’ craft activities starting at noon, including decorating piñatas and little pots for plants.

Haverford Spring Fest

May 6, noon — 7 pm

Brookline Boulevard at Darby Road, Havertown

 

Haverford Spring Fest celebrates the blossoming music, arts, and cultural identity of Haverford Township with  a day of live performances. There is also a Fun Zone, which will feature several inflatables, face painting, and other activities for children of all ages.

 

 

 

Photograph by Gwyneth K. Shaw. 

PHILADELPHIA ASSISTANT EDITOR

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