30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around Philly: February 4–10
Need plans? We've got something great, every day!
Need plans? We’ve got something great, every day.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.
The Philly Auto Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center with dazzling cars, from exotic to classic and everything in between!
Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.
This spooky (and silly) musical is based on R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. Like all WST for Kids shows, it’s only one hour!
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!
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 North Horticultural Drive
For one week, the Horticulture Center has been transformed into an oasis with lounge areas, a beach, and family-friendly activities on weekends. Free, but tickets are required.
Through February 28
525 Arch St.
Throughout February, the Constitution Center will host a variety of programs in honor of African-American History Month. There will be an interactive show called “Breaking Barriers,” which highlights Thurgood Marshall, Bessie Coleman, Jackie Robinson, and other groundbreaking African-Americans throughout history, the struggles they faced, and the rights they secured for all citizens. You can also pick up a flyer at check-in to take a self-guided museum tour highlighting important moments in African-American history. Visitors can also test their knowledge of African-American history at the Constitution Center’s giant game board activity.
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!