30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around Philly: January 28–February 3
Need plans? We've got something great, every day!
Need plans? We’ve got something great, every day.
January 14–February 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.
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!
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.
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).
Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.
Skate on the Rothman Rink in the shadow of City Hall and run through the fantastical Wintergarden Maze! Warm up in the Cabin with some snacks and cocoa after!
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.
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!
Through February 3
Arden Theatre, 40 N. Second St.
The heart-warming story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider comes to life at the Arden.
Free Community Night at the Franklin InstituteEveryone is welcome to join at free this monthly event with museum access, hands-on activities, and live science shows! Read More
Music Monkey Jungle Free Session at Reading Terminal MarketSing, dance, move, and have a rockin’ good time with Music Monkey Jungle. Admission is free and open to the public. Read More
Art StartDrop-in process-focused studio fun for kids ages 2-3. Read More
Around the World at The Bagel PlaceKids ages 2-5 can drop in and learn about the world with The Geography Lady with photographs, maps, stories, games, music, movement, sensory, crafts, and more. This week: Canada! Read More
National Puzzle Day CraftCelebrate National Puzzle Day (January 29) by decorating your own jigsaw puzzle. Craft supplies are first come, first serve. Read More
Free Kids' YogaYoga stories, yoga songs, yoga games, yoga adventures, hands-on mindfulness activities, guided meditation, and more. Have fun, build strength and learn relaxation techniques at this hour-long yoga class for children. Read More
Family Night Slime and PizzaEnjoy 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
Winter Wonderland in the WissahickonHike along Forbidden Drive from The Cedar’s House Cafe to the Covered Bridge and back. You’ll learn fun facts about what is happening in the woods and in the Creek even while the wintry Wissahickon appears to be sleeping. Kids ages 6 and up are ... Read More
Art Workshop: Big Mouth Mirrors in ClayDesign and build your own crazy clay mirror portraits of your special unique character in hand built clay. Return to glaze after bisque fired! For ages 5 and up. Pre-register online. Read More
Bear Magic WorkshopMake your own giraffe, bear, zebra, or elephant stuffed animal with storytime and Bear Magic Workshop! Ages 3-10; children age 6 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required--contact Ms. Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-686-5369 to register. Read More
Museum Adventure at the RosenbachPreschoolers (age 2-4) with a caregiver are invited to the museum for storytime and a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach to discover things that relate to the story. Then, meet in the activity room for hands-on art making activities, creative play, music, and snacks. Read More
Drop-in Play and Storytime at Philly Art CenterFor 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
Rhythm BabiesThis readiness program for little ones includes singing, dancing, stories, instruments, and more. Read More
Yoga and Mindfulness for KidsFree weekly yoga and mindfulness for kids in grades K-12. Read More
Family Zumba at DiSilvestroJoin a free family Zumba class (donations accepted) every Thursday night. Read More
Baby Bird Playdate at Philadelphia Museum of ArtPlay at the museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks. For toddlers and their grownups. Read More
Lilypad Family Happy Hour PlaygroupHang out with other parents and let the kids play—this playgroup is BYOB! Read More
Create, Unburied, Create! Family Art WorkshopHave you been reading the book selections for "One Book, One Philadelphia?" Come and express yourself in a night of creative responses, and reflect on Sing, Unburied, Sing and Ghost Boys. Children, families, teens, and adults are invited to make use of provided supplies for painting, ... Read More
Family Happy Hour at PlayArtsBring 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
Family Fun Night at Christian Street YMCACome for family Zumba, a screening of "Happy Feet," a penguin craft, and snacks. Register by calling 215.735.5800. Read More
Family Swim NightThis unstructured open-swim event is open to one and all. It's open house-style, which means you can come and splash around any time during the two-hour window. This is a time for families to relax, have fun, make new friends and enjoy the pool. Registration ... Read More
Parents' Night Out at NestCan you feel the love tonight? While you enjoy an adult night out, your child (age 2-6) can make an adorable craft with Miss Cami, dine on pizza with Mr. Billy, and run out all of their sillies out in the gym with Mister Yusef! ... Read More
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Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.