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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around Philly: January 28–February 3

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Swing @ The Kimmel

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.

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!

‘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).

Winter in Dilworth Park: Rothman Rink and Wintergarden

Through February

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!

‘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.

‘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!

Charlotte’s Web

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 Institute
5-8 pm
222 North 20th Street
Everyone 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 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
Art Start
10:30-11:30 am
Philly Art Center, 514 Bainbridge Street
Drop-in process-focused studio fun for kids ages 2-3. Read More
Around the World at The Bagel Place
11-11:45 am
404 Queen St.
Kids 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 Craft
4 pm
Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave.
Celebrate National Puzzle Day (January 29) by decorating your own jigsaw puzzle. Craft supplies are first come, first serve. Read More
Free Kids' Yoga
4 pm
Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.
Yoga 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 Pizza
6:30pm-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


Winter Wonderland in the Wissahickon
10 am-noon
Forbidden Drive just below Northwestern Avenue
Hike 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 Clay
12:30-3 pm
Sue's Art Class, 2119 Spruce Street
Design 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 Workshop
4 pm
Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.
Make 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 shaknovichr@freelibrary.org or call 215-686-5369 to register. Read More


Museum Adventure at the Rosenbach
10-11 am
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Preschoolers (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 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
Rhythm Babies
noon-12:45 pm
By My Side Parenting, 1542 E. Montgomery Ave.
This readiness program for little ones includes singing, dancing, stories, instruments, and more. Read More
Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids
4:45 pm
Andorra Library, 705 East Cathedral Road
Free weekly yoga and mindfulness for kids in grades K-12. 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


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
Lilypad Family Happy Hour Playgroup
4:30—6 pm
1234 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
Hang out with other parents and let the kids play—this playgroup is BYOB! Read More
Create, Unburied, Create! Family Art Workshop
5 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St.
Have 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 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
Family Fun Night at Christian Street YMCA
6-8 pm
1724 Christian St.
Come for family Zumba, a screening of "Happy Feet," a penguin craft, and snacks. Register by calling 215.735.5800. Read More
Family Swim Night
6-9 pm
Fitness Works Philadelphia, 714 Reed St.
This 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 Nest
6-9 pm
1301 Locust St.
Can 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

Weekend Events

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 Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

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