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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around Philly: March 4–10

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

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

 
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Philadelphia Flower Show

March 2—10

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets

 

Experience floral and garden design on a larger-than-life scale, learn some tips, make unique floral crafts, and take lots of photos! This year has a 60s theme with “Flower Power!”

‘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!

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).

 

 

 

Monday

Philadelphia Orchestra Sound All Around: Percussion
10 am and 11:15 am
Academy of Music Ballroom, 240 S Broad St.
Philadelphia Orchestra percussionist, Angela Zator Nelson, will guide you through these big and small, loud and soft instruments. Clap your hands and stomp your feet through this 45-minute family-friendly performance geared towards preschool-aged kids. Tickets available online. Read More
Around the World at Lilypad: Indonesia
10-11 am
1234 S. Broad St.
Kids ages 1-4 are invited to learn about different countries and cultures around the world through photographs, maps, stories, games, music, movement, sensory, crafts, snacks, and more! Read More

Tuesday

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
Stories in the Greenhouse
10:30-11 am
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticultural Dr.
A nature-themed read aloud for ages 3-5 in the beautiful indoor oasis. Read More
Songs for Seeds Demo Class at Nest
11:30 am
1301 Locust St.
Come check out Philly’s most rockin’ mommy-and-me music class in its new home at Nest! There will be demos held on Tuesday March 5 and 12 at 11:30 am and Friday March 8 and 15 at 9:30 am or 10:30 am. Email to register and ... Read More
Read to a Reptile
2-4 pm
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Part of the museum's "March of the Moose" programming, kids can come grab a book, pull up a chair, and practice reading with the live animals of Outside In. Read More
Kids' Cooking Class
4 pm
Queen Memorial Library
1201 S. 23rd Street
Healthy Cooking class for school-aged children, taught by serv-safe certified cooking instructor Keisha Prosser. Learn about food safety, prepare a full meal, and then help eat what you’ve created. Read More
Free Kids' Yoga
4 pm
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Children are invited to practice yoga through activities like yoga stories, yoga songs, yoga games, yoga adventures, hands-on mindfulness activities, guided meditation, and more. Read More
Get on the Bus! 'One Book, One Philadelphia' with the Geography Lady at the Free Library
5-6 pm
Bushrod Library, 6304 Castor 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
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

Book Nook Storytime at Reading Terminal Market
This program, in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia, is geared towards children ages 3 to 5. Read More
Bartram's Garden Little Explorers
10-11:30 am
5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
It's raining, it's pouring!  Wriggling worms and mud puddles make for fun springtime art and science explorations. Monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-4. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Pre-registration required, one adult chaperone for every two ... Read More
Dice and Dinos
1-2:30 pm
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Take a turn during the museum's brand-new giant board game Dice and Dinos. Use your decoding skills to read and rhyme your way to victory. Part of the museum's "March of the Moose" programming. Read More
Hamilton Was Here: Homeschooling Afternoon
1:30-3:30 pm
Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South Third Street
Hamilton Was Here is reserved just for homeschooling families one afternoon a month so you can learn, ask, and do at your own pace. Read More
Elephant and Piggie Party
4 pm
Richmond Library
2987 Almond Street
Celebrate Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie with silly stories, games, crafts, and a snack! Read More
Get on the Bus! 'One Book, One Philadelphia' with the Geography Lady at the Free Library
6-7 pm
Welsh Road Library, 9233 Roosevelt Blvd.
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
Mr. Malcolm presents Dr. Seuss
6:30 pm
Bustleton Library, 10199 Bustleton Avenue
Back by popular demand! Join Mr. Malcolm for some classics to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. This is a family-friendly program for ages 3 and up. Read More

Thursday

Free PreK Yoga Class
10:30 am
South Philadelphia Library
1700 S. Broad St.
Join yoga teacher Danielle Pramick for a free children’s yoga class at the library with movement, games, and more. For kids ages 3-5 with no experience necessary. Wear something comfortable to move in. Mats will be provided, or bring your own.  Registration is encouraged by calling ... 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
Marty on Safari Tour and Storytime
1-1:30 pm
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Let Marty be your tour guide through African Hall. Explore the stories behind the dioramas on this new, unique family tour! Read More
Trash Academy Gathering
4:30-8:30 pm
Mural Arts Philadelphia, 1727 Mount Vernon Street
Join Trash Academy at Mural Arts for guest speakers, discussion, gameplay, and readings related to the problem of trash every Thursday. There will also be art making: stamping, sewing, and printing reusable bags to prepare for upcoming community events. All hands welcome! 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

Songs for Seeds Demo Class at Nest
9:30 am or 10:30 am
1301 Locust St.
Come check out Philly’s most rockin’ mommy-and-me music class in its new home at Nest! There will be demos held on Tuesday March 5 and 12 at 11:30 am and Friday March 8 and 15 at 9:30 am or 10:30 am. Email to register and ... 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
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
Investigation Station: Balancing Beasts
11 am-3 pm
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Explore balance in the animal kingdom, and grab a “Marty’s Antler Antics” guide with great reading recommendations and more balancing experiments to try at home. Read More
Fashion Design Art Workshop
1:30-4 pm
Sue's Art Class, 2119 Spruce St.
Be your own fashion designer with lush and yummy fabrics, beading, lace, and more on three-dimensional wooden mannequins. For ages 7 and up. Pre-register online. Read More
#slayinspirecreate jr.
3 pm
Charles Santore Library, 932 S. Seventh St.
Miss Becca will show different work by an artist and allow children to use different media to make art of their own. This program is intended for children 7 and up. Read More
Kids Yoga at Mama's Wellness Joint (Ages 6-10)
3:30-4:45 pm
1100 Pine Street
Children will learn a variety of yoga poses and their benefits as well as simple meditations that they can access on and off their mats. Yoga poses and mindfulness practices will be introduced using games, themes, storytelling, and music. Katie Cavuto leads this class for ... 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
PJ Masks Party with Cat Boy
6 pm
The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ
Catboy will be meeting and dancing with guests, taking photos, and more! Includes PJ Masks coloring sheets, a PJ Masks-inspired buffet, dessert, and drinks. Advance ticket purchase required and not refundable. Wear your favorite PJ Masks costume or pajamas! Read More
Family Friday at BalletX
6- 7:30 pm
BalletX, 1923 Washington Avenue
Taught by Chanel Holland, Pay-What-You-Wish Family Fridays’ street dance class celebrates cultural rhythms and grooves as families learn popular and unique dance styles and pay homage to throwback dances together! Parents, caregivers, and children are all invited to share in this one-of-a-kind class. 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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