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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SpArc’s “Uncommon Threads” Art Show at Cherry Street Pier

Cherry Street Pier 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

While art and inspiration differ for everyone, we can still find common threads in the connection we share as people -- uncovering uncommon beauty. This collection of art created by the artists at SpArc Services demonstrates this concept perfectly. See this exhibition from August 5 […]

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING APRIL 7, 2022

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Once Upon A Nation: Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Professionally-trained storytellers perform stories using scripts that are built on careful research to assure accuracy. They cover a variety of topics, including some which speak to issues that connect past experiences with contemporary events and interests. Each storyteller tells the riveting stories of our nation’s history […]

Book Lovers Day at Please Touch Museum

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

Celebrate National Book Lovers Day at Please Touch Museum! Enjoy a series of storytimes throughout the day, learn basic bookmaking skills, decorate your own pocket journal, and more! Favorite book character costumes encouraged! For more information please visit the event host site here.

PECO Family Jams: Garden Ornaments at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join artist Ricky Boscarino at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens as he teaches participants how to turn plastic bottle lids into fanciful garden ornaments. While visiting PMG, look for stained glass windows that were grouted instead of soldered – this is a technique Boscarino taught to his […]

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PlayArts at Frankford Hall

Frankford Hall 1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA

PlayArts has teamed up with Frankford Hall this summer for biweekly Kids Programming! Head over for brunch every other Sunday from 12-4pm while PlayArts entertains the kiddos with plenty of playdough, sensory, and craft activities! This event is free for Frankford Hall patrons.

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Family Fun Day Sunday at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park 401 S Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

Make your Sunday extra fun with these special events throughout the summer. Featuring a riverside hammock lounge, amazing food and drink from various Philly eateries, and special themes/workshops like yoga, tie-dye, and more, this is one weekend event you don't want to miss! For a […]

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Night Tours: Summer Twilight

Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday through Sunday evenings, May 6 to September 4. Experience Eastern State's historic cellblocks as the sun goes down. Admission to Night Tours: Summer Twilight includes everything they offer by day and more!

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING APRIL 7, 2022

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Once Upon A Nation: Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Professionally-trained storytellers perform stories using scripts that are built on careful research to assure accuracy. They cover a variety of topics, including some which speak to issues that connect past experiences with contemporary events and interests. Each storyteller tells the riveting stories of our nation’s history […]

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING APRIL 7, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen

Forrest Theater 1114 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR […]

The Lion King

Academy of Music 240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when this best-loved musical returns to Philadelphia. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of […]

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Parkway Pals- Story Art at Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park 210 N 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Free Library of Philadelphia brings their energetic storytime program outdoors for a morning full of movement, songs and imagination. Kids will receive a takeaway craft inspired by the day’s stories, while supplies last.

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Bloomin’ Bubbles at Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum 100 E Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

There are more than flowers in bloom this summer at the Morris Arboretum. Join them every Tuesday for Bloomin' Bubbles. The Azalea Meadow will be transformed into a magical flurry of bubbles for children.

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River Stroll at Delaware River Waterfront

Delaware River Waterfront 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Every Tuesday night through August 30th, enjoy entertainment and deals at your favorite Waterfront destinations from Cherry Street Pier to Spruce Street Harbor Park and beyond. Please see the event host site for more details and special offers.

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Woofstock at Seger Dog Park

Seger Dog Park 1001 Rodman Street, Philadelphia, PA

Dog owners and community members alike are invited to attend and enjoy live music in the park every week during the summer season. Bring your pups to play in the off-leash dog run or bring family & friends to picnic on the grassy hillside of […]

Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert Tour at TD Pavilion at the Mann

The Mann Center 5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Watch as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning film comes to life in a one-of-a-kind interactive performance, featuring the entire feature-length film and an on-stage band playing the entirety of  the beloved soundtrack. Tickets are available now at livenation.com. The Sing-Along Film Concert Tour is also offering […]

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING APRIL 7, 2022

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Parkway Pals – History of Art at Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park 210 N 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join the Fabric Workshop and Museum to celebrate their current exhibition “Jayson Musson: His History of Art!” Children will reflect on our collective art history and create their own with puppets, creative inspiration and play.

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Free Movie Night at Cira Green

Cira Green South 30th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy free movies on the 60-foot screen at Cira Green. Candy and popcorn will be available for purchase. For more information, please see the event host site here. July 27th:  Moana August 3rd:  Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory THE OLD ONE August 10th:  Mary Poppins […]

Philadelphia Folk Festival 2022

Old Pool Farm 1323 Salford Station Road, Harleysville, PA

The Philadelphia Folk Festival is the longest continuously run music festival in North America. Celebrate 60 years Aug 18-22, 2022, on the Old Pool Farm! Featuring great music, food, vendors, and more! This is one family-friendly event you don't want to miss.  Don't forget to […]

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING APRIL 7, 2022

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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