101 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Philly

Discover family-friendly events with the Philadelphia Family Community Calendar. Our team adds fresh content every week to help you make the most of raising kids in Philly, from the baby and little ones-stage through the teen years and beyond! Please be sure to check with the host location about their health and safety protocols, as well as their registration requirements, prior to heading out!

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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Ice Skating

Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest 121 N. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States

During Winterfest, enjoy ice skating 7 days a week at the Independence Blue Cross RiverRink. Glide around this NHL-sized rink in a winter wonderland with spectacular views of the Delaware River. In the evening, experience the setting amid thousands of sparkling lights. Skate admissions: $5 Skate […]

Event Series Namaste India

Namaste India

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Experience the vibrant art, food, and culture of India — a country rich in traditions with a focus on the future. Created by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Indian community, Namaste India encourages global awareness and cultural appreciation. In […]

Event Series Sprouts

Sprouts

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Together with a favorite grown-up, Sprouts will discover and explore the wonders of nature through sensory focused classes. This program for little ones ages 2-3 years old and features walks, art, music and stories as part of the hands-on, emergent learning approach beloved in the Schuylkill […]

Event Series The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the […]

New Parent Meet Up – Organized by Nesting House

Philly Art Center (Mt. Airy) 530 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Recommended for new parents and their babies, this informal group is designed for families with infants to meet and share with one another thorough the beautiful and often challenging transition into parenthood. This is a free event, with no pre-registration required. Check social media for […]

Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia, A Black History Month Exhibit for Families

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Don’t miss the 4th annual “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia” exhibit at Smith Memorial Playground, a free, interactive Black History Month exhibit for families. It honors the contributions of local African American leaders across a wide range of fields, including fields whose impact has made […]

Under The Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest

The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Travel to the most diverse ecosystem on the planet! Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest is an immersive exhibition introducing you to the fascinating world of rainforests and the animals that inhabit them. Learn about unique plants and rainforest ecology as you encounter a […]

Event Series New Baby Meetup

New Baby Meetup

Rutabaga Toy Library 3426 Conrad St c2, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Weekly gatherings - a wonderful way to explore Rutabaga & meet new friends! Hangouts are open to the public: free for members & just $10 drop-in for non-members. In your new role as caregiver, sometimes you simply need to feel heard — to be seen […]

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Ice Skating

Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest 121 N. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States

During Winterfest, enjoy ice skating 7 days a week at the Independence Blue Cross RiverRink. Glide around this NHL-sized rink in a winter wonderland with spectacular views of the Delaware River. In the evening, experience the setting amid thousands of sparkling lights. Skate admissions: $5 Skate […]

Telling Tales: African American Stories and Songs

Welsh Road Library 9233 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join Storyteller Mama Carla and experience African American storytelling, interactive songs, and easy-to-learn rhythms. This program is suitable for all ages.  

Event Series Namaste India

Namaste India

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Experience the vibrant art, food, and culture of India — a country rich in traditions with a focus on the future. Created by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Indian community, Namaste India encourages global awareness and cultural appreciation. In […]

Event Series Sprouts

Sprouts

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Together with a favorite grown-up, Sprouts will discover and explore the wonders of nature through sensory focused classes. This program for little ones ages 2-3 years old and features walks, art, music and stories as part of the hands-on, emergent learning approach beloved in the Schuylkill […]

Event Series The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the […]

Event Series Baby and Me Yoga

Baby and Me Yoga

Everland 529 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This 60-minute class is focused on vinyasa flow and restorative/yin yoga. Use this time on your mat to connect with your body, breath and baby. Suitable for babies 6 weeks to crawlers. Taught by Dahvia Dalton, a certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher specializing in Prenatal and […]

Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia, A Black History Month Exhibit for Families

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Don’t miss the 4th annual “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia” exhibit at Smith Memorial Playground, a free, interactive Black History Month exhibit for families. It honors the contributions of local African American leaders across a wide range of fields, including fields whose impact has made […]

Event Series Mermaids at Adventure Aquarium

Mermaids at Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ, United States

The mermaids are back! A world of underwater enchantment awaits when mermaids return to Adventure Aquarium – but they are only swimming by for a limited time! Make today a magical adventure as you discover shimmering mermaids diving beneath the waves, swimming among 15,000 amazing […]

Under The Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest

The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Travel to the most diverse ecosystem on the planet! Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest is an immersive exhibition introducing you to the fascinating world of rainforests and the animals that inhabit them. Learn about unique plants and rainforest ecology as you encounter a […]

Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia celebrates and commemorates Black History Month by exploring the theme of “African Americans and the Arts.” Offering inclusive programming for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, the exhibit aims to bring together diverse audiences in greater appreciation of the Black Experience. […]

Baby Daze: A Postpartum Peer Community

kith + kin 3060 west jefferson street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

baby daze is a thoughtful community for new parents to connect, learn, listen and share. this is a safe space to ask questions, share resources, talk about experiences, and create community. this group is facilitated by doulas with years of experience in birth, postpartum, childbirth […]

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Ice Skating

Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest 121 N. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States

During Winterfest, enjoy ice skating 7 days a week at the Independence Blue Cross RiverRink. Glide around this NHL-sized rink in a winter wonderland with spectacular views of the Delaware River. In the evening, experience the setting amid thousands of sparkling lights. Skate admissions: $5 Skate […]

Event Series Story Adventures

Story Adventures

Beehive at Bok 1901 S 9th Street Suite BO3A, Philadelphia, PA, United States

February 15th/22nd/29th/March 7th/14th/21st (2 ½-6 years) Children will read | move | play into a world of wonder where they'll see the characters come to life with puppets, discover sound journeys, wiggle and jiggle to the beat with expressive movements, groove with exercise, dance, and […]

Black History Month Celebration

Kutest Kids Parents as Teachers 3502 Scotts Lane Suite 711, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Kutest Kids Parents as Teachers presents a Black History Month celebration during Black children's book week. Meet Black children's book authors Reading workshop Book raffles African dance class

Event Series Family Game Night

Family Game Night

Rutabaga Toy Library 3426 Conrad St c2, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Weekly gatherings - a wonderful way to explore Rutabaga & meet new friends! Hangouts are open to the public: free for members & just $10 drop-in for non-members. From RING TOSS to BINGO to TWISTER, there’s something for all ages at Rutabaga’s weekly game night!

Event Series Stories of Play

Stories of Play

Beehive at Bok 1901 S 9th Street Suite BO3A, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Read | Move | Play! Each 45 min session includes a themed book read aloud, followed by child-led exploratory play in 3-4 play areas where children create their own stories with quality toys to enhance the storytelling experience. Play adventure areas have been designed to […]

Event Series Namaste India

Namaste India

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Experience the vibrant art, food, and culture of India — a country rich in traditions with a focus on the future. Created by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Indian community, Namaste India encourages global awareness and cultural appreciation. In […]

Event Series The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the […]

Event Series Musical Mornings at Riverbend

Musical Mornings at Riverbend

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Winter is the perfect time to introduce your child to the joy of music. Riverbend has partnered with PlayIn Time Productions to bring you award-winning classes, led by Miss Virginia and Anthony, are designed to engage children and their caregivers in musical fun that stimulates […]

Mermaids at Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ, United States

The mermaids are back! A world of underwater enchantment awaits when mermaids return to Adventure Aquarium – but they are only swimming by for a limited time! Make today a magical adventure as you discover shimmering mermaids diving beneath the waves, swimming among 15,000 amazing […]

Under The Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest

The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Travel to the most diverse ecosystem on the planet! Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest is an immersive exhibition introducing you to the fascinating world of rainforests and the animals that inhabit them. Learn about unique plants and rainforest ecology as you encounter a […]

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Ice Skating

Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest 121 N. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States

During Winterfest, enjoy ice skating 7 days a week at the Independence Blue Cross RiverRink. Glide around this NHL-sized rink in a winter wonderland with spectacular views of the Delaware River. In the evening, experience the setting amid thousands of sparkling lights. Skate admissions: $5 Skate […]

Event Series Namaste India

Namaste India

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Experience the vibrant art, food, and culture of India — a country rich in traditions with a focus on the future. Created by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Indian community, Namaste India encourages global awareness and cultural appreciation. In […]

Songs & Stories with Krystal

Rutabaga Toy Library 3426 Conrad St c2, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Weekly gatherings - a wonderful way to explore Rutabaga & meet new friends! Hangouts are open to the public: free for members & just $10 drop-in for non-members. Gather around to sing songs, read stories, and enjoy free play afterward.