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

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All Week

Wintergarden

Daily; Rothman Ice Rink open noon — 9 pm

Monday — Thursday; noon — 11 pm

Friday; 11 am — 11 pm Saturday; 11 am — 8 pm Sunday

Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St. (west side of City Hall), Philadelphia

 

This great Center City fun spot is back, and perfectly suited to this cold weather! Ice skate, share a hot cocoa in the cabin, tour a garden maze, and more.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Through March 4

121 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

 

Winterfest offers with ice skating, arcade games, a cozy lodge, and marshmallow roasting. Admission is free, but activities are an extra cost.

‘Winter Fountains’

Through March 18

Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

 

This surreal art installation by Jennifer Steinkamp has no water, but the lighted domes along the Parkway are utterly captivating. This is part of the larger Parkway 100 celebration, and it’s free. Just be prepared to stay a while — these are mesmerizing.

Indoor Mini Golf

Daily through March 31

Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media

 

Even the coldest day can’t keep you off these links! The orchards’ “Fore the Planet” course was designed by the Academy of Natural Sciences and featured environmental education along with some physical fun. It’s $6.95 for ages 11 and up to play and $5.95 for ages 10 and under.

Orchid Extravaganza

Daily through March 28

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

These beautiful flowers are the focus of an indoor celebration, bringing bursts of brilliant color to even the dreariest day. This is free with admission to the gardens and for members.

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.

Monday

Presidents Day Break Camps

Working on Monday while the kids have off? Check out our list of one-day camps around town!

‘Play With Purpose’ at Smith Memorial  Playground

February 19, 11 am – 3 pm

3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia

 

Come to Smith Memorial Playground for a free day of fun, games, activities, refreshments, and even a visit from the Phillie Phanatic brought to you by the non-profit organization With Purpose and Temple University’s PRSSA chapter, and dedicated to educating parents and children about the therapeutic value of play.

Presidents Day at the National Constitution Center 

February 19, 9:30 am—5 pm

525 Arch St., Philadelphia

 

In honor of Presidents Day, there will be free admission all day! Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite U.S. president or first lady to enter the center’s presidential costume contest, which will be judged by a panel of presidential re-enactors! Kids can also meet (and take pictures with) those presidents at a Town Hall, where they can ask questions of presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Presidential Quizzo at the Benjamin Franklin Museum

February 19, 1 — 4 pm

317 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

 

Test your knowledge of presidents with this family-friendly trivia game. Quizzo will be held at 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 3 pm, and 3:30 pm.

Presidents Day at National Liberty Museum

February 19, 10 am — 5 pm

321 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

 

Learn how our nation’s leaders have shaped the past, present, and future of freedom. Look at the museum’s collection of authentic White House china, then exercise your creativity to make your own china pattern. The museum will be offering pay-as-you-wish admission, and will have presidential trivia at 1 pm and 3 pm — test your knowledge and win prizes!

Presidents Day at the National Museum of American Jewish History

February 19, 10 am — 5 pm

101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia

 

Explore an original letter written by George Washington to the Jewish community promising religious freedom, and write your own letter to the first president at the Freedom Family Presidential Corner. You can even meet George Washington himself! There will also be a family play zone with storytimes, arts and crafts, quill pen letter writing, and sensory friendly programming.

Carnivore Capades

February 19, 10 am — 4:30 pm

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

 

Explore the ways that meat-eaters are special while you meet live animals and touch real specimens. There will be live shows, crafts, discussions with animal experts, hands-on discovery, and of course an opportunity to check out the new Crocs exhibit.

 ‘Marvel Universe Live!’

February 19, 3 pm

Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

 

Watch your favorite Marvel superheroes and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena experience. You’ll feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more.

Hippo Awareness Weekend

February 19, 10 am — 5 pm

Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey

 

It’s all things hippopotamus at Adventure Aquarium. There will be a special meal, a photo booth, and the opportunity to learn about hippos and watch them up close, including hippo feedings and workout trainings. Kids can do hippo crafts and play games like Hungry Hippos, Watering Hole, and hippo-themed mini golf; or they can spin the prize wheel for the chance to can win a unique hippo prize. There will also be special hippo T-shirts, paintings, and other items for the occasion. All donations made will help save hippos in the wild and benefit the Turgwe Hippo Trust, a non-profit organization in Zimbabwe.

I Heart Science Festival at Please Touch Museum

February 19, 10 am — 5 pm

4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

 

Please Touch Museum is celebrating its new Sid the Science Kid exhibit through a day of science-centered programming, including a 30-minute STEAM workshop that explores the cardiovascular system and read-aloud stories highlighting significant discoveries and scientists.

Washington’s Birthday at Valley Forge National Historical Park

February 19, 10 am — 2 pm

1400 N. Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia

 

Join General George Washington, Mrs. Washington, members of the Continental Army, and others to celebrate the general’s 286th birthday this Presidents Day. There will be colonial music, storytelling, and crafts (make your own tricorn hat and a birthday card for George Washington). Children and adults can try on 18th century clothing and meet the general and Mrs. Washington, played by historical interpreters, then sing “Happy Birthday” and have some cupcakes and samples of Martha Washington’s “Great Cake.” After the birthday party, it’s time to get in formation—join the Continental Army and learn how to march and drill on the new mini grand parade.

Presidents Day at the Elmwood Park Zoo

February 19, 1 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Come to the zoo for buy-one-get-one-free admission, and an educational program celebrating Presidents Day. Kids will be learning all about our past presidents’ pets in the Canopy Gardens.

OrKID Day at Longwood Gardens

February 19, 11 am – 2 pm

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

As part of Longwood Gardens’ Orchid Extravaganza, this is a special day for kids to engage with these beautiful flowers. There will be activity stations for kids of all ages as well as discover unusual orchids from around the globe as they embark on an informative and fun orchid hunt.  Even youngest kids can enjoy interactive storyreading, puppets, and more.

 

Tuesday

Community Night at the Franklin Institute

February 20, 5—8 pm

222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia

 

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at these free educational and fun-filled science extravaganzas that include the museum’s permanent exhibits, special programs, and hands-on activities. Admission is free and there is no need to pre-register.

Sensory-Friendly Event at Legoland

February 20, 5 — 7 pm

Legoland Discovery Center, Plymouth Meeting Mall, Unit #1055, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Legoland is teaming up with the Ruttenberg Autism Center and MusicWorks to provide a sensory-friendly Lego experience and music therapy. There will be music therapy sessions, reduction of sound and light levels in certain areas, and quiet spaces.

Sid the Science Kid Meet and Greet

February 20, 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!

Ready to Change the World: Mural Arts Teen Workshop

February 20, 4pm

McPherson Square Library, 601 E. Indiana Ave., Philadelphia

 

Come hang out with Mural Arts for activities centered around finding your voice through art-making. This event is organized by the Porch Light program, a collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

Trail Tuesdays at Valley Forge

Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia

February 20, 10 — 11am

 

Brave the cold for a nature walk through Valley Forge National Historical Park. All ages and fitness levels are welcome, as are dogs and strollers! In case of inclement weather the walk will be canceled, so register online to be contacted in that case.

Wednesday

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

February 21, 10 — 10:30 am

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Free with regular admission to play at Lulu’s, there will be a mini fiesta and bilingual story time with Ms. Val.

Toddler Time

February 21, 10:30  — 11:30 am

American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia

 

At this month’s aurora borealis-themed Toddler Time, the group will read Roaring, Boring Alice by P.K. Merski, dance in a color ballet, do a color mixing science experiment, and enjoy a rainbow Jello snack. The program is designed for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

Marie Maynard Daly Chemistry Fun!

February 21, 4:30 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Eastwick Branch, 2851 Island Ave., Philadelphia

 

Kids will learn about African-American chemist and scientist Marie Maynard Daly, and then have fun conducting various chemistry activities.

Chinese New Year Celebration

February 21, 12:30 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Independence Branch, 18 S. 7th St., Philadelphia

 

Students from Holy Redeemer Elementary School will perform traditional Chinese folk dances, including the Lion Dance to usher a year of good luck. There will also be a storytime featuring Chinese folklore tales.

Expressive Prints

February 21, 4 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill Branch, 8711 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

 

Part of the Free Library’s “One Book, One Philadelphia” program. From dashiki designs to paisleys and plaids, 1970s urban culture was full of fun, funky, and fabulous clothes.  Explore different types of fabric creation, then create and paint your own fabric swatch.

Sekere Workshop

February 21, 6:30 — 8 pm

Penn Museum, 3600 South St., Philadelphia

 

Come and play at the Penn Museum with master percussionist Omomola Iyabunmi. All sessions are held in a gallery space, surrounded by ancient artifacts. The classes are for all ages and for all levels of playing. A limited number of sekeres will be provided (or you can bring your own if you’ve got one).

‘Timmy Failure’ Party

February 21, 4 — 5 pm

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

 

Celebrate Stephan Pastis’ popular Timmy Failure book series. Learn to draw Timmy, fill out Mad Libs, play games, and more! For grades 2 and up. Pre-register in advance.

 

Thursday

1893 Day

February 22, 11 am — 6 pm

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

 

Go back in time to the day Reading Terminal Market opened. There will be period costumes, penny-farthing riders, live music, Victorian décor, and more. Throughout the day, some lucky shoppers will even get 1893 pricing!

Museum Adventure at the Rosenbach

February 22, 10 — 11 am

The Rosenbach Museum, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia

 

Start with storytime 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.

Healthy Storytime

February 22, 10:30 am

Free Library of Philadelphia,, South Philadelphia Branch, 1700 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

 

Learn about healthy living through stories and activities. Presented in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Going Forth – Jazz

February 22, 3:30 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Nicetown-Tioga Branch, 3720 N. Broad St., Philadelphia

 

Mr. Fred Simmons—a pianist, educator, and instructor—will talk about the jazz form of music from the 1960s to today.  The program will also include music by contemporary composers and Simmons’ own original compositions.

Around the Table

February 22, 3:30 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Kingsessing Branch, 1201 S. 51st St., Philadelphia

 

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope (this year’s children’s book selection for One Book, One Philadelphia), participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley — a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multi-generational memories with activities for children that inspire and engage the whole family.

Happy Birthday Horace Pippin!

February 22, 10:30 am

Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford

 

Celebrate artist Horace Pippin’s Birthday during this special Read-Aloud program featuring A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, an award-winning children’s book written by local author Jen Bryant, plus an interactive tour of Pippin’s paintings and a fun craft.

‘The Song of Silence’

February 22, 7 pm (also February 23 and 24 at 7 pm and February 24 at 1 pm)

Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St., Philadelphia

 

Catch this year’s Winter Sort of Thing original musical from Yes, and…Collaborative Arts. Want free tickets? Click here to find out how to enter our giveaway!

 

Friday

Music and Dance at Roxborough Library

February 23, 10:30 am

Free Library of Philadelphia,, Roxborough Branch, 6245 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia

 

Merge Dance Studio will engage kids with music, dancing and stories for all ages.

Mlanjeni Magical Theater: “Grandma’s Tales”

February 23, 11 — 11:45 am

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

 

In celebration of African-American History Month, Mr. Mlanjeni shares an adventure to the mountain Kilimanjaro. Everything he has is in the box his grandmother left, but the puppet in the box refuses to share with anyone!

Drop-In Art and Music Jam at Lume

February 23, 10:30 am —  noon

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

 

Toddlers and their caregivers will join in for singing and instrument playing.  Have fun singing along with the guitar, experimenting with percussion instruments, and dancing.  Afterwards, join the Lume staff at the art tables to get creative with make and take art projects.

Dinos After Dark

February 23, 5 — 7 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, live animal presentations, and fun hands-on activities.  Meet Patrick Rein, Reptiland zookeeper and reptile expert in the new Crocs exhibit, and learn all about the animals and what it is like to care for them. And after last time’s packed house, you can pre-register and skip the lines!

Teen Program: Inside the Box

February 23, 4 — 6 pm

Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch St., Philadelphia

 

Teens can explore color swatch printing on fabric to find the perfect color palette that defines them, stitch handmade objects, and place them in a “Self-Portrait Box.” Everyone is encouraged to bring other small personal objects to place in their boxes. Light refreshments will be served. All materials provided.

BYOB and Pizza Night

February 23, 4 — 7:30 pm

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

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

Weekend Events

Philadelphia Events

All Weekend

Pop Up Holiday: Olympics and Family Performance Orchestra 2001

February 24-25

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

 

All weekend, there will be an Olympics themed pop-up play corner in Hamilton Hall with dress-up, props, and dramatic play, and each day will end with an Olympics-inspired “closing ceremony” filled with music and movement by the giant torch.

 

On Saturday, you can also explore how wind and string instruments produce their sounds with musicians from Orchestra 2001 who will demonstrate high and low sounds, and how special effects can express different moods.

Citizen Science Lab

February 24 and 25, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm

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

 

The museum will host hands-on, interactive experiences centered around water, with a focus on the Delaware River’s biology, ecology and chemistry, plus language arts, history and basic engineering.

Camp-in at the Franklin Institute 

February 24, 6:15 pm — February 25, 9:30 am

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

 

Kids 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.

Saturday

Celebration of African Cultures

February 24, 11 am — 4 pm

Penn Museum, 3600 South St., Philadelphia

 

Local storytellers and artists will lead guests in an interactive exploration of traditions from across the African continent, set among the museum’s collection of textiles, sculpture, and masks in the Africa Gallery, and among statuary and tomb materials from 5,000 years of Egyptian culture in the Egyptian galleries. There will also be crafts activities for kids like creating African inspired masks and jewelry, modern African dance, traditional African music, an African marketplace with food and other items, games, puppetry, African Animal Yoga, and so much more!

Living History: Meet Harriet Tubman

February 24, 1 — 1:45 pm

Congress Hall, 5th and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia

 

Learn about the amazing life of Harriet Tubman in this inspiring performance by Millicent Sparks. Hear about Tubman’s story of enslavement, her work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and her espionage activities during the Civil War.

Maple Sugar Day

February 24, 11 am — 3 pm

Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 W. Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia

 

Wissahickon Environmental Center hosts its annual Maple Sugar Day with ongoing maple sugaring demonstrations, pancakes with real maple syrup, a taste test of different pancake toppings, and freshly made maple candy to taste.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 24, 10 am — 4 pm

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

 

As part of National Engineers Week, the Franklin Institute joins the initiative to engage girls in all aspects of engineering and inspire them to consider careers in engineering and design with a day full of hands-on activities featuring multiple areas of engineering. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet local female engineers.

Black History Month Celebration Finale

February 24, noon — 3 pm

African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St., Philadelphia

 

Celebrate Black History Month with a historical reenactment by Noah Lewis at noon, followed by a performance by Roger Lee Dance Company.

Winter Fare PHL

February 24, 10 am — 2 pm

Building BOK, 850 Dudley St., Philadelphia

 

Shop for local food, sip coffee, and meet the people behind local businesses and artisan products at this pop-up market.

Storytime at the Lodge at Winterfest

February 24, 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

 

Come to the cozy Lodge at Penn’s Landing for musical storytelling and sing along with instruments!

‘The Song of Silence’

February 24, 1 and 7 pm

Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St., Philadelphia

 

This year’s Winter Sort of Thing original musical from Yes, and…Collaborative Arts is about a town without music. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under and seniors; it’s $2 more at the door. Same-day rush tickets are $5 with a high school or college ID, if available.

‘Hidden Figures’

February 24, 1:30 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Lovett Memorial Branch, 6945 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

 

The library will be screening the film Hidden Figures, the incredible story of the brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch of John Glenn into orbit. The screening is intended for children ages 7 and older. Light refreshments will be provided.

Follow Along the Great Migration

February 24, 2 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Northeast Regional Branch, 2228 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia

 

Learn about the Great Migration through an interactive program in which participants move through different spaces in the library, each representing a city and each offering a unique activity and facts about different points in history.

‘Akeelah and the Bee’

February 24, 2 pm

Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust St. (lower level), Philadelphia

 

Watch the family-friendly and uplifting film Akeelah and the Bee, about a little girl’s journey to the National Spelling Bee.

Scientist Saturday

February 24, 1 — 4 pm

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

 

Discover current research and meet real scientists, who are happy to converse with you about their current research. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research, like examining rock scrapings and playing a matching game where you will learn how to compare specimens to published literature.

Seafarin’ Saturday

February 24, 11 am — 1 pm

Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia

 

Learn about the experience of early explorers in North America.

Bookworms: ‘Something from Nothing’

February 24, 10 — 10:45 am

Arden Theatre Company’s Drama School, Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. Second St., Philadelphia

 

Kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers will hear the book Something from Nothing, then use theater games, music, and creative movement to bring the story to life.

Sunday

Mummers Mardi Gras Parade in Manayunk

February 25, 1—7 pm (Parade from 1—3 pm)

Main Street, Manayunk

 

Get up close and personal with the Philadelphia Mummers String Bands as they parade down Main Street. After the parade, enjoy a full day of family-friendly activities such as photo opportunities, giveaways, and more. You can even meet the Mummers after the parade at their restaurant “clubhouses” for the day.

I Heart Modern Art

February 25, 11 am — 3 pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

 

Play with color, shape, and line and make a modern Valentine. There will be family friendly tours of the museum in the morning, and the Family Art Cart will be out in the afternoon so you can drop by to play games, sketch, and make art together.

Sundays on Stage: Two of a Kind

February 25, 2 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia

 

The award-winning musical duo Two of a Kind presents an interactive family concert featuring songs about reading, books, and the library, with lots of singing, movement, and puppets.

Early Childhood Megillah Experience and Purim Carnival

February 25, 10 am — noon

Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th St., Philadelphia

 

The preschool-age party starts with a lively reading of the story of Purim—guests are encouraged to bring a noisy, boxed non-perishable food item to use as a grogger during the Megillah reading (and to donate to a local food bank). After the reading, the Purim Carnival will feature games, food, moon bounce, face painting, raffles, and more. And, of course, everyone is encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume!

Family Hamantash Bake Off

February 25, 1:30 — 2:45 pm

7334 Rural Lane, Philadelphia

 

Make your own dough, choose fillings, shape and bake your very own hamantashen at this family-friendly pre-Purim baking party by Chabad of Northwest Philadelphia.

PAFA Family Arts Academy

February 25, 2—4 pm

PAFA, 118-128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia

 

Learn how artists create installations. Build your miniature family installation with found objects, lights and more.

Main Line and Suburban Events

Saturday

Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration

February 24, 8 am — 1 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media

 

Walk through maple sugaring stations to explore how sap is turned into syrup. Then have an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast, with all proceeds benefiting Tyler Arboretum.

Elmwood Park Zoo Workout at Penn Wynne Library

February 24, 11 am — noon

130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood

 

In this get up and go program, kids age 4 and up, along with their families, will exercise while learning about animal movement.

Instrument Petting Zoo

February 24, 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Road, Havertown

 

Come meet eight classically trained musicians who will explain how their instruments work, make their own unique sounds, and contribute to the orchestra. The Petting Zoo will conclude with a performance so everyone can hear how all of the instruments sound together.

Celebration of Black History

February 24, 10 am — 3:30 pm

Upper Merion Township Library, 175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia

 

Celebrate Black History Month with a day of live music, step dance demo, soul food samples, a historical interpreter, and more. There will be special activities and crafts for kids as well as vendors selling jewelry, clothing, and hand crafted items.

Enrichment Workshop

February 24, 1 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Join Elmwood Park Zoo General Curator Marina Haynes for a fun and educational program where you will create enrichment items enjoyed by the zoo’s animals. You’ll learn about the importance of enrichment programs and how they help engage and exercise an animal’s natural behavior.

Sunday

‘The Princess and the Pea’

February 25, noon

Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media

 

This Sunday is your last chance to catch this cute new musical based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale.

Rock and Roll Playhouse: Phish for Kids

February 25, 11:30 am

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

 

Using the songs from the most iconic musicians in rock history, the Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience (typically kids ages 3-8 years old) games, movement, stories, and of course an opportunity to rock! This Sunday, it’s the music of Phish, featuring Uncle Ebenezer.

Purim Carnival

February 25, 11 am – 3 pm

Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford Road, Wynnewood

 

Celebrate Purim with a costume parade, music, inflatables, crafts, games, storytelling, face painting, and of course hamantaschen. A sensory friendly room with activities and games will also be open all day.

Kidpower People Safety Workshop

February 25, 2 – 3 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Road, Havertown

 

This free workshop provides an introduction to People Safety Skills for children ages 5-10 with their adult through storytelling and interactive role-plays. The one-hour training teaches everyday safety skills (not physical self-defense skills) such as how to handle unkind words, stop unwanted touch, set boundaries, and more.

‘Play it Safe’ Kids’ Self-Defense Workshop 

February 25, 2 — 4 pm

Main Line United Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 52 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore

 

Play It Safe teaches students to respond appropriately to challenges like bullies, friendship drama, conflict resolution, appropriate touch, stranger awareness and abduction defense. This two-hour empowering class teaches children to be aware of their surroundings, project confidence, set boundaries, use their voices and trust their intuition. This is reinforced with hands-on, repetitive training. Students will role-play with a mock “stranger” and a mock “bully” while being coached by an instructor. Recommended ages 6-11 years. Pre-registration is required.

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz. 

PHILADELPHIA ASSISTANT EDITOR

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