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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around Philly: April 22–28

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Break Camp at Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

April 22–26, 9 am — 3 pm

5900A Greene St.

 

If your child harbors a secret desire to run off to the circus, this is the perfect camp for them! Kids can come for a day or the whole week, and spend time improving their strength and balance while having a blast. For ages 6-14. Cost is $85 per day or $400 for the whole week.

Treasure Island

Through 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!

‘Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes’ at the Franklin Institute

Through 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 PantherCaptain America, and Thor), interactive experiences in life-size scenes, and lots of photo ops! Read our preview here.

Spring Break: Storybooks in Bloom!

April 13–28

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!

‘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!

Spring Break at Museum of the American Revolution

April 13–28

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.

Spring Break at National Constitution Center

April 15–26

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.

‘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!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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.

‘Creatures of Habitat’ at Philadelphia Zoo

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.

Parks on Tap Opening Week at Azalea Garden

April 24–28

Azalea Garden, Kelly Drive and Fairmount Avenue

 

Our favorite outdoor day-drinking pop-up returns for the season, this week at this beautiful garden located between Boathouse Row and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Come for a relaxing evening that’s welcoming to families (including kids and dogs!), and a perfect way to celebrate springtime!

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