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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around Philly: March 25–31

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Spring Break Camps

If your kids are on break, keep them busy with our roundup of local break camps!

‘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!

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.

‘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

Around the World at Lilypad with The Geography Lady
10-11 am
1234 S. Broad St.
Learn about different countries and cultures around the world through photographs, maps, stories, games, music, movement, sensory, crafts, snacks, and more. This week, it's Nigeria! For ages 1-4. Read More
Read and Romp: How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad?
10:30—11:30 am
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St.
With stories, activities, and lessons geared towards ages 2-6, this recurring program has lots of fun and learning. This week, read How do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague, then learn all about how to express anger in healthy ways  …for ... Read More
Free Kids’ Yoga Class
4 pm
South Philadelphia Library, 1700 S. Broad St.
Join yoga teacher Danielle Pramick for a free children’s yoga class at the library. This class will give kids a safe environment to play, explore and experience the wonderful benefits of yoga including grounding, self-expression, balance and flexibility. For ages 5-10; no experience necessary. Registration ... Read More
Read With A Dog!
4:15 pm
Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Avenue
School-age kids (ages 6 to 12) are invited to come read independently with Wally, a certified therapy dog, and share a new book or an old favorite in a judgment-free space. Read More
Ninja Turtle Skate Party
5-9 pm
Rolling Thunder Skating, 7017 Roosevelt Blvd.
Go skating with the Ninja Turtles! $3 admission also includes unlimited ride band. 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
Rhythm Babies
noon-12:45 pm
Head House Books, 619 S. Second St.
Music appreciation begins early with Rhythm Babies! Weekly classes aimed at ages 4 months and up incorporate singing, rhythm, storytelling, and creative movement activities. 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
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

Rhythm Babies
noon-12:45 pm
Lilypad, 1234 S. Broad St.
Music appreciation begins early with Rhythm Babies! Weekly classes aimed at ages 4 months and up incorporate singing, rhythm, storytelling, and creative movement activities. 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
Dance Out Loud at Lilypad
3:30-4:30 pm
1234 S. Broad St.
A new enrichment class for ages 1-3 begins at Lilypad! Created by licensed Speech-Language Pathologist Alex McCarraher and Teaching Artist Melissa Widhson, Dance Out Loud combines dance, rhythm, sequencing, and language enrichment strategies to develop and strengthen verbal and nonverbal skills. Drop-ins welcome. Read More
Spring Festival at Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library
4 pm
5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway
Kickoff the spring season with a fun-filled evening at the library. There will stories, games, crafts, and treats. Read More

Thursday

Kiddo and Me Strength
noon--1 pm
Lilypad, 1234 S. Broad St.
Get a full body workout using your body weight, your baby's weight, and/or an exercise band. Class passes available online. 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
Around the World at The Bagel Place
11 am-noon
The Bagel Place, 404 Queen Street
Learn about the world one country at a time through pictures, stories, maps, games, sensory, crafts, and more. This week, it's all about Nigeria! This program is designed for children between the ages of two and five. 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
Author Floyd Cooper at Logan Library
3:30 pm
1333 Wagner Ave.
Award-winning author Floyd Cooper will be at the library to read from his book "Max and the Tag-Along Moon" and talk about how he works. All ages are welcome. Read More
Free Guitar and Ukulele Lessons for Kids
4 pm
Walnut Street West Library, 201 S. 40th Street
The Penn Music Department will be helping teach school age students and other young people how to play! Read More
Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids
4:45 pm
Andorra Library, 705 East Cathedral Road
Kids in grades K-12 can come every week for a free yoga and mindfulness session at Andorra Library. Plan to wear comfortable, flexible clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Read More
Nature 101: Intro to Archery
5-7 pm
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Stop by the refuge's free Pop-up Archery Range, take your first shot at archery and learn a quick overview of the skills required to hit a bullseye. USA Archery certified instructors will help you with the basics of archery. Families are welcome with kids age ... 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
Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ Live
7:30 pm
Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.
80s kids rejoice! Double Dare is coming to Philly in all its slime-covered glory! So bring your whole family to share in the fun—you might even get chosen to compete, including the obstacle course! Kids have to be 10 or older to be a contestant, ... Read More

Friday

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
Pinkalicious: The Musical
10:30 am
Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.
This “cupcake-tastic” musical based on the popular kids’ books by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann is a fun and charming story for kids of all ages. Part of the WST for Kids series, this play has a very manageable one-hour runtime. The play runs through ... 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
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
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
Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ Live
7:30 pm
Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.
80s kids rejoice! Double Dare is coming to Philly in all its slime-covered glory! So bring your whole family to share in the fun—you might even get chosen to compete, including the obstacle course! Kids have to be 10 or older to be a contestant, ... Read More

Weekend Events

Check back out our High Five weekend planner!

 

Photograph courtesy of the Kimmel Center.

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