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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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 […]

Crawlers and Cruisers

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

welcome to crawlers and cruisers - an interactive class specifically designed for babies aged 6 to 12 months, who are in the crawling stage but haven't yet taken their first independent steps. this class is led by a pediatric physical therapist and focuses on purposeful […]

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2024

Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event and fundraiser featuring stunning displays by the world’s premier floral, garden, and landscape designers. This year’s theme, “United by Flowers," celebrates the unique and colorful community born out of our shared love and appreciation […]

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. We’ll sing together a read a book during this casual circle time. Free-play afterward. Invite a friend!

Friends’ Central Lower School Open House (for Nursery, Pre-K & Kindergarten)

Friends' Central Lower School 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood, PA, United States

At Friends’ Central, students learn how to pursue excellence with a collaborative and open mind. Discover FCS at their Lower School Open House for Nursery, PreK & Kindergarten children on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 9:30 am. Register here. The Lower School is located at 228 […]

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 […]

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2024

Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event and fundraiser featuring stunning displays by the world’s premier floral, garden, and landscape designers. This year’s theme, “United by Flowers," celebrates the unique and colorful community born out of our shared love and appreciation […]

Main Line Classical Academy – Open House Tour

Main Line Classical Academy 455 S. Roberts Road, Bryn Mawr, PA, United States

Please contact Marie Occhiogrosso at admissions@mainlineclassical.org for more information. Main Line Classical Academy is a multi-faith, co-educational Lower and Upper School in Bryn Mawr, PA. They are built on commitment to the classical liberal arts curriculum, to a rigorous grounding in mathematical and scientific thought, and 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 […]

Friends’ Central Lower School Open House (For Grades 1–5)

Friends' Central Lower School 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood, PA, United States

At Friends’ Central, students learn how to pursue excellence with a collaborative and open mind. Discover FCS at their Lower School Open House for Grades 1–5 on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 9:30 am. Register here. The Lower School is located at 228 Old Gulph Road, […]

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 […]

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 […]

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2024

Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event and fundraiser featuring stunning displays by the world’s premier floral, garden, and landscape designers. This year’s theme, “United by Flowers," celebrates the unique and colorful community born out of our shared love and appreciation […]

Budding Naturalists Spring Session (March 6–April 17)

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

Join Riverbend educators on Wednesday mornings for a preschool-friendly, nature-based program that includes a story, craft, nature activity, and a “hike” around our preserve. This is a six-week program for children 2–5. Every week they’ll gather in Riverbend’s Snider Barn to begin the fun! Program […]

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 […]

First Wednesday: Female Artists

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

Sponsored in part by TD Charitable Foundation, visit the Museum at a discounted rate of $2 per person from 4–7 pm. March’s programming will include a celebration of female artists in recognition of Women’s History Month.  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2024

Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event and fundraiser featuring stunning displays by the world’s premier floral, garden, and landscape designers. This year’s theme, “United by Flowers," celebrates the unique and colorful community born out of our shared love and appreciation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Relighting of Boathouse Row

Fairmount Fish Ladder Martin Luther King Drive (across from Boathouse Row), Philadelphia, PA

The iconic Boathouse Row has been dark for a year getting a major glow-up. Now, the much-anticipated official Boathouse Row Relighting Ceremony is happening on Thursday, March 7 from 6–8 pm! Watch the Relighting and join the festivities at the Fairmount Fish Ladder, directly across […]

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 […]