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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2022 May the 4th Be With You 4 Mile

Online

What is a virtual race? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or […]

Keith Haring: A Radiant Legacy

Michener Art Museum 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA

Keith Haring (1958-1990) was arguably the most accomplished and prominent American artist of the 1980s. Born in Reading, PA, and raised in nearby Kutztown, Haring developed an early love for drawing. Despite working in a variety of mediums—including paintings, prints, posters, drawings, sculptures and street […]

Mural Arts Philadelphia & Philadelphia Ballet Present: Behind the Stage Door

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

Mural Arts Philadelphia (Mural Arts) and Philadelphia Ballet are excited to announce Behind the Stage Door, a series of free, live, ballet performances that incorporate the installation of artist-designed stage doors to create the scene for the pop-up outdoor performances throughout Philadelphia. With performances throughout […]

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

Circus: Bouroullec Designs

Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA

Explore the work of brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, leading figures in contemporary industrial design and recipients of the 2021 Collab Design Excellence Award. For more than twenty years, the Bouroullecs have created innovative, playful designs that probe the flexible relationships between people and environments […]

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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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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

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

Explore the mysteries of the deep sea, encounter recently discovered creatures and experience the technology that allows scientists to travel to the bottom of the ocean in Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss. See bubbling thermal vents, compact research submersibles and shipwrecks including Titanic in […]

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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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Spoons to Stir the Soul: The World of Norm Sartorius

Center for Art in Wood 141 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Center for Art in Wood presents its latest exhibition, Spoons to Stir the Soul: The World of Norm Sartorius, featuring works by renowned woodcarver Norm Sartorius. This is the first career retrospective celebrating over 40 years of Sartorius's career carving extraordinary sculpted spoons. Curated […]

“My Neighborhood” Art Workshop

Falls of Schuylkill Library 3501 Midvale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Our neighborhoods hold the personalities, histories, and stories of the people who live in them. In these visual art and storytelling workshops, children of all ages and caregivers will be invited to explore and celebrate what makes our Philadelphia communities unique and strong! Art activities […]

Zine Workshop for Teens

Queen Memorial Library 1201 S 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Who are you? Tell the world in a zine, a classic DIY magazine meant to be shared! Using this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection as inspiration, teens are invited to explore aspects of their own identities as they learn to make a classic 8-page […]

Storytime: Alma and How She Got Her Name

Children and their caregivers are invite to join the Lucien Blackwell Library at Malcom X Park for a read-aloud of the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 children’s selection, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. A limited supply of free copies of […]

Old City Eats Block Party

The Bourse Food Hall 111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA

The outdoor Old City Eats Block Party on May 26th will feature more than 10 Old City Eats participants. Stroll 2nd Street and enjoy live music as Old City showcases the wide variety of styles and flavors while highlighting some of the neighborhood’s best food […]

Northern Liberties Night Market

North 2nd Street Between Poplar and Fairmount, Philadelphia, PA

Northern Liberties Night Market returns on Thursday, May 26th, from 5pm to 10pm, on N. 2nd Street between Fairmount and Poplar Streets. Look for dozens of food trucks, shopping vendors, sidewalk cafes, entertainment, family fun, live music, street performers, and fun surprises. The festival is […]

The Arts on Center Stage

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia’s robust network of arts & culture organizations will be celebrated every week as they perform in the center of the city. Supported by PNC Bank, the shows will range from orchestral serenades and ballet ensembles to jazz instrumentals and beyond. Attendance is free for […]

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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 we offer by day and more!

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

Arden Theatre Company 40 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA

YOUNG FRIENDS NIGHT Members of an elite boarding school in Ghana are excited for the prospect of earning a spot in the Miss Universe pageant. When Queen Bee Paulina is threatened by unlikely newcomer Ericka, tensions run high. But, as the saying goes: keep your […]

Memorial Day Weekend at the National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

The National Constitution Center will honor America’s fallen military heroes over Memorial Day Weekend. At special educational programs, visitors can explore the holiday’s connection to the Reconstruction era, when it was known as “Decoration Day.” Visitors can also participate in a variety of family-friendly programs […]

Memorial Day Weekend at the Museum

Museum of the American Revolution 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA

Join the Museum over Memorial Day Weekend to pay tribute onsite and online to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. Veterans, military, and […]

Keith Haring: A Radiant Legacy

Michener Art Museum 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA

Keith Haring (1958-1990) was arguably the most accomplished and prominent American artist of the 1980s. Born in Reading, PA, and raised in nearby Kutztown, Haring developed an early love for drawing. Despite working in a variety of mediums—including paintings, prints, posters, drawings, sculptures and street […]

Mural Arts Philadelphia & Philadelphia Ballet Present: Behind the Stage Door

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

Mural Arts Philadelphia (Mural Arts) and Philadelphia Ballet are excited to announce Behind the Stage Door, a series of free, live, ballet performances that incorporate the installation of artist-designed stage doors to create the scene for the pop-up outdoor performances throughout Philadelphia. With performances throughout […]

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

Elmo’s Springtacular

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA

Elmo’s Springtacular at Sesame Place is filled with furry fun and exciting events! Join in on the fun with an exciting line up of meet & greets, music, magic, pirate adventures, and fireworks.

Circus: Bouroullec Designs

Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA

Explore the work of brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, leading figures in contemporary industrial design and recipients of the 2021 Collab Design Excellence Award. For more than twenty years, the Bouroullecs have created innovative, playful designs that probe the flexible relationships between people and environments […]

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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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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

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

Explore the mysteries of the deep sea, encounter recently discovered creatures and experience the technology that allows scientists to travel to the bottom of the ocean in Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss. See bubbling thermal vents, compact research submersibles and shipwrecks including Titanic in […]

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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 […]

In The Park with Baby Wordplay (4 week series)

kith + kin 3060 west jefferson street, Philadelphia, PA

join baby wordplay for their spark (storyplays in the park) series! story baby wordplay storyplays are literacy-rich, fun opportunities to engage your little one with reading, songs, fingerplays, and puppets. baby wordplay is committed to growing readers and thinkers by promoting a love of reading […]

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Spoons to Stir the Soul: The World of Norm Sartorius

Center for Art in Wood 141 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Center for Art in Wood presents its latest exhibition, Spoons to Stir the Soul: The World of Norm Sartorius, featuring works by renowned woodcarver Norm Sartorius. This is the first career retrospective celebrating over 40 years of Sartorius's career carving extraordinary sculpted spoons. Curated […]

Philadelphia Marketplace

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA

A rotating lineup of Center City retailers, along with local small businesses and makers, pop-up weekly with a variety of offerings for all tastes. Guests can support these vendors at their leisure while wandering through the park

Adult Twilight Guided Tour

Battleship New Jersey 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ

On May 27, visit Battleship New Jersey for a special Adult Twilight Guided Tour! Experience an "adult-oriented" evening tour that will take guests through rarely seen parts of the ship led by a curatorial team member. Visitors will get to see the more mature sailor […]

Final Fridays at The Rail Park

The Rail Park Noble Street, N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join The Rail Park first event in the Final Friday series on May 27, from 6 PM - 8 PM, featuring poetry readings by People’s Paper Coop Fellows, and a cello performance by Aijee Evans. People’s Paper Coop will be previewing their upcoming art installation […]

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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 we offer by day and more!

Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute with The Philly POPS

The Mann Center 5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

The Philly POPS presents the sixth annual Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute at the Mann, presented in partnership with Welcome America—a community concert honoring the American tradition of service, on Friday, May 27 over Memorial Day weekend. In celebration of those who serve, free tickets will […]

Twilight in the Gardens

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

Join Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) for our Twilight in the Gardens series! On these special evenings experience PMG after hours with a live musical performance, guided art workshop, and casual mini-tours. Guests are encouraged to BYOBBS (Bring Your Own Booze, Blanket, and Snacks) to get […]

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