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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around Philly: February 25–March 3

Need plans? We've got something great, every day!

Need plans? We’ve got something great, every day.

 
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‘America to Zanzibar’ at Please Touch Museum

Through September 2

4231 Avenue of the Republic

 

The Please Touch Museum welcomes a new special exhibit, “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far,” which allows families to learn about Muslim culture around the world through interactive displays, artifacts, and more. See our preview here!

‘Mythic Creatures’ at Academy of Natural Sciences

Through June 9

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 

Come face-to-face with a sea monster, build a dragon, and explore worldwide legends. “Mythic Creatures” examines the science and cultural history of fantastical beings that have captured imaginations for centuries. See our preview here!

African-American History Month at the National Constitution Center

Through February 28

525 Arch St.

 

Throughout February, the Constitution Center will host a variety of programs in honor of African-American History Month. There will be an interactive show called “Breaking Barriers,” which highlights Thurgood Marshall, Bessie Coleman, Jackie Robinson, and other groundbreaking African-Americans throughout history, the struggles they faced, and the rights they secured for all citizens. You can also pick up a flyer at check-in to take a self-guided museum tour highlighting important moments in African-American history. Visitors can also test their knowledge of African-American history at the Constitution Center’s giant game board activity.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Through March 3

101 S. Columbus Blvd.

 

 Come to skate, come to party in the cabins, come for the fun and food. This rink is a Philadelphia favorite for a reason. This year, it will be celebrating its 25th anniversary, and has lots of fun events planned throughout the season– read all about it in our preview!

Shen Yun

February 8–March 3

Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.

 

Featuring classical Chinese dance, patented scenographical effects, and original orchestral works, this production is colorful, dramatic, and spectacular.

Swing @ The Kimmel

January 14–March 24 (excluding Tuesdays); weekdays beginning at 5 pm, weekends beginning at noon

Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.

 

Part art installation, part virtual reality, Swing is a free and interactive experience that blends cutting-edge technology and imaginative designs. For ages 10 and up.

‘Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia’

Through March 17; 1 – 5 pm on weekdays, 10 am–5 pm on weekends

Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third St.

 

This new exhibit is highly interactive, incorporating games, group activities, dress up, thought-provoking questions, and much more to highlight Alexander Hamilton’s major accomplishments and Philadelphia connections. Read all about it in our preview.

‘Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation’

Through December 31

National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.

 

 

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).

Final Week of ‘Vikings: Beyond the Legend’ at the Franklin Institute

Through  March 3

222 North 20th Street

 

 The Franklin Institute presents 600 unique artifacts, multimedia, hands-on elements, and more to bring the Viking Age to life. Read all about the exhibit in our preview.

Final Week of ‘Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now’

Through March 3

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 

 If you have a fashion lover in your midst (or are one yourself), you’ll definitely want to catch this new exhibit that’s all about couture!

Dr. Seuss Week at the Pop Shop

February 25 — March 2
729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, New Jersey

 

The Pop Shop is hosting a full week of meals, parties, and more celebrating Dr. Seuss’s work. There will be appearances by the Cat in the Hat, trivia nights, and much more.

 

 

Monday

Read and Romp: ‘Stone Soup’
10:30-11:30 am
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St.
Learn about the importance of sharing and kindness with this classic story. Then play interactive games and pretend to make your own stone soup. For kids ages 2-6 and their caregivers. Read More
Kids’ Yoga Class
4 pm
South Philadelphia Library, 1700 S. Broad Street
Kids ages 5-10 can join yoga teacher Danielle Pramick for a free yoga class at the library. This class will give kids a safe environment to play, explore, and experience the wonderful benefits of yoga including grounding, self-expression, balance, and flexibility. No experience necessary. Registration is ... Read More
Free Community Night at the Franklin Institute
5-8 pm
222 N. 20th St.
Come for a free museum night, plus hands-on activities and live science shows. No registration required. Read More

Tuesday

Open Play Unplugged with Mister John's Music
9:45-10:30 am and 10:45-11:30 am
InMovement, 500 Kenilworth Street
Kids ages 10 months- 5 years and their caregivers can come for  open play with live music from Mister John!  Register online for your desired session. Read More
Music Monkey Jungle Free Session at Reading Terminal Market
10-10:30 am
51 N. 12th St.
Sing, dance, move, and have a rockin’ good time with Music Monkey Jungle. Admission is free and open to the public. Read More
UPenn Science for Kids and Teens
4 pm
Walnut Street West Library, 201 S. 40th Street
Graduate students from UPenn will visit the library to conduct fun and exciting science experiments. No registration necessary. Read More
Mindful Breathing for Kids
4 pm
Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Avenue
School-age kids can learn some mindful breathing tools to navigate and process the emotions and stresses they might feel throughout the day Read More
Making An African Head Dress
4 pm
Widener Library, 2808 W. Lehigh Avenue
For school-aged kids and older. Participants will use cardboard, felt, tape, glue, and markers to make African influenced head dresses. Read More
Family Night Slime and Pizza
6:30-7:45 pm
SplashLab Arts, 3510 Scotts Lane
Enjoy family access to the studio at night. Call to make a reservation by 3 pm Tuesday afternoon, and indicate whether you want dinner delivered for your family. Then show up and have fun getting messy. Read More

Wednesday

Rhythm Babies at Lilypad
noon-12:45 pm
1234 S. Broad St.
Music readiness for babies 4 months-3 years old including sing-alongs, instruments, movement, stories, and of course bubbles! Read More
Get on the Bus! 'One Book, One Philadelphia' with the Geography Lady at the Free Library
4:30-5:30 pm
Lillian Marrero Branch, 601 W. Lehigh Avenue
Join The Geography Lady at the library for this free, all ages program! Read Last Stop on Market Street and talk about all different ways to travel around the city. Then, create different types of 3D buses to move along maps of different bus routes. Read More

Thursday

Museum Adventures at The Rosenbach
10-11 am
The Rosenbach, 2008-2010 Delancey Place
Read a story and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach to discover things that relate to the story. Afterward, meet in the activity room for hands-on art making activities, creative play, music, and snacks. Museum Adventures at The Rosenbach is free and advance ... Read More
Get on the Bus! 'One Book, One Philadelphia' with the Geography Lady at the Free Library
10:30-11:30 am
Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Avenue
Join The Geography Lady at the library for this free, all ages program! Read Last Stop on Market Street and talk about all different ways to travel around the city. Then, create different types of 3D buses to move along maps of different bus routes. Read More
Drop-in Play and Storytime at Philly Art Center
10:30—11:45 am
2501 Olive Street and 514 Bainbridge Street
For babies ages 0-2. Walkers enjoy sensory stations, while floor-bound babies enjoy age appropriate manipulative play. Storytime is at 11 am. No need to sign up, just drop-in for $5 at the door. Read More
Kiddo, Me and an Exercise Band
noon
Lilypad, 1234 S. Broad St.
Exercise in South Philly's favorite playspace with your baby and stay for a 0-24 month playgroup afterwards. Class passes available online. Read More
Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids
4:45 pm
Andorra Library
705 East Cathedral Road
Kids in grades K-12 can come every Thursday for yoga and mindfulness. Wear comfortable, flexible clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Read More
Family Zumba at DiSilvestro
6:30 pm
1701 S. 15th Street
Join a free family Zumba class (donations accepted) every Thursday night. Read More

Friday

Not a Peep Sleep Workshop
10-11:30 am
PlayArts, 1241 N. Front Street
During this 1.5-hour workshop, sleep expert Maria Lopez will teach you about the science of children’s sleep, why problems occur, how to prevent them, and how to troubleshoot your current issues. This class addresses sleep issues for children at any age. $15 in advance (register online); or ... Read More
Baby Bird Playdate at Philadelphia Museum of Art
10:15 am
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Play at the museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​ For toddlers and their grownups. Read More
Rock n' Roll Sing-Along for Toddlers
10:30 am
Roxborough Library, 6245 Ridge Avenue
In this program, toddlers can rock out and add their own twist to classic children’s songs with shakers and other fun sound-makers. Read More
Fridays at Bok: Babe, Me, and Exercise Band
10:30 am
Bok Building, 1901 S. Ninth St.
Strength workouts designed to keep both mom and kiddo happy and in motion. Exercise bands are provided. Drop-in rates and class cards available. Read More
Storytime at Morris Arboretum
10:30-11:15 am
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
A fun and engaging reading session with a local librarian, tailored to the changing seasons to complements the natural setting of the arboretum. In case of bad weather, it will be held indoors. Read More
Dr. Seuss Day at Rolling Thunder Skating
1-10 pm
7017 Roosevelt Blvd.
Go skating with the Cat in the Hat! Plus, there will be games, prizes, gospel music, and more! Read More
Art Workshop: Personalized Totem Poles
1:30-4:15 pm
Sue's Art Class, 2119 Spruce St.
Kids can sculpt and build a four-foot pole of symbols that represent them. Recommended for school-age kids. Register online. Read More
Lilypad Family Happy Hour Playgroup
4:30—6 pm
1234 S. Broad St.
Hang out with other parents and let the kids play—this playgroup is BYOB! Read More
Family Happy Hour at PlayArts
5-7 pm
1241 N. Front Street
Bring your friends and your little ones out for First Friday! It's BYOB, Caviar will be providing the food, and PlayArts' resident DJ will be playing the jams. Drop-in rates apply (adults are free). Read More
First Friday at the Bourse
5-7 pm
The Bourse Philly, 111 S. Independence Mall East
The Bourse is excited to welcome the students of George Washington High School to the Bourse for an evening of celebration in completion of their art project, "Recreating the Roaring 20's" and invites the city to join in the festivities. See the art, enjoy live ... Read More
Family Swim Night
6-8 pm
Fitness Works Philadelphia, 714 Reed St
Fitness Alive's monthly open-swim night is open to one and all, and it's open house-style, too, which means you can come and splash around any time during the two-hour window. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee your entry. Read More
Nest Parents' Night Out
6-9 pm
1301 Locust St.
Your potty trained children (ages 2-6) are invited to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day early with a fun night of crafts, pizza, and play at this fun drop-off night. Enjoy an adult night out! Pre-registration required. Read More
Harlem Globetrotters at the Liacouras Center
7 pm
1776 N. Broad St
Enjoy this one-of-a-kind show with electrifying basketball moves, plus the Flying Globies acrobatic trampoline dunk team. Read More

Weekend Events

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 Photograph by Laura Swartz.

Philadelphia Assistant Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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