30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around Philly: April 15–21
Need plans? We've got something great, every day!
Need plans? We’ve got something great, every day.
If your kids have off and you don’t, there’s plenty to do! It’s all here in our spring break camp rundown!
April 3–June 2
Arden Theatre, 40 N. Second St.
Arden stages a retelling of the classic pirate tale by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this version, Emily – a young girl with big dreams – transforms her living room into the wild seas!
April 13—September 2
222 N. 20th St.
Franklin Institute celebrates Marvel’s 80th Anniversary with a new immersive exhibit including original sketches, costumes and props from Marvel films (including Black Panther, Captain America, and Thor), interactive experiences in life-size scenes, and lots of photo ops! Read our preview here.
April 16–21, 10 am — 3 pm
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Spend the week indulging in creative family time with family tours every day at 11 am and 1 pm, and the Family Studio set up on the Great Stair Hall Balcony from 10 am–3 pm. Get inspired by the giant sculptures installed on the steps outside, and sculpt your own colossal clay creations.
Various locations throughout Philly, see class schedule here.
Babies and toddlers (age 4 months-3 years) can celebrate Spring all week with Rhythm Babies’ fantastic music appreciation classes. Free bunny ears will be handed out to the first 12 children that arrive at each class all week! Plus, fun songs about bunnies, spring, and hopping will be afoot. One lucky caregiver will receive a free 10-class package simply for attending! Winner’s name will be chosen at random at the end of the week from the sign in sheet.
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic
The Please Touch Museum will have daily character appearances and special programming for Spring Break. See their schedule online to make sure you catch your favorite characters!
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!
101 S. Third St.
Band together to recreate Philadelphians’ war efforts and ways of life with hands-on craft demonstrations. Guests can witness daily activities and demonstrations from the Revolutionary period, including shoemaking, tailoring, and fencing.
525 Arch St.
The Constitution Center is highlighting its exhibit, “Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation,” which explores Alexander Hamilton’s most important (and fateful) clashes and debates. Learn more about Hamilton through the eyes of the people who knew him best as the museum highlights a different Founding figure each day. Get to know George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and more, through special programs including meet-and–greets with reenactors, exhibit tours, and artifact highlights. Visitors can also get a taste of what life was like in the 18th Century with special period games, dress-up stations, craft activities, and more.
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!
Through April 28
Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, this adaptation of the popular novel is great for teens. See the world through the eyes of a unique fifteen-year-old as he investigates the death of his neighbor’s dog after being accused of the crime. Walnut Street Theatre has included a study guide online for anyone who wants to learn more.
3400 W. Girard Ave.
Through September 30
“Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion Piece Animal Adventure” brings 12 giant LEGO vignettes created by Sean Kenney all over the zoo. Kids will be able to use the returning Zoo Keys at “audiobooks” located at each sculpture (as well as other areas throughout the zoo) to “unlock” secrets and stories about the animals. Read all about the exhibit in our preview.