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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WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt

Fairmount Park Mt Pleasant Dr & Fountain Green Dr, Philadelphia, PA

The Fairmount Park Conservancy is excited to announce the return of WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt: a FREE, all-ages scavenger hunt to encourage exploration of Fairmount Park even during the coldest months. This six-week self-guided Scavenger Hunt begins on Saturday, January 14th and ends on Sunday, February […]

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WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt

Fairmount Park Mt Pleasant Dr & Fountain Green Dr, Philadelphia, PA

The Fairmount Park Conservancy is excited to announce the return of WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt: a FREE, all-ages scavenger hunt to encourage exploration of Fairmount Park even during the coldest months. This six-week self-guided Scavenger Hunt begins on Saturday, January 14th and ends on Sunday, February […]

Snap Circuits: Sensors Activity with LEAP

Haddington Library 446 North 65th Street, Philadelphia

Get ready to STEMulate your minds and LEAP into some Snap Circuit Challenges! Haddington Library will have a project building contest with 2 or 3 teams. This time participants will be learning Morse Code. The team to complete their project first will win a prize. […]

Kutest Kids Parents as Teachers Valentine’s Day Event

Kids at Play 3502 Scotts Lane Suite 711, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Feelin’ the Feels” is a Kutest Kids Parents as Teachers event that will teach the importance of building bonds and attachment within a family. From 4-7 p.m., families can enjoy time together while making sugar cookies, playing in the indoor sensory playground, and learning how […]

Ananse and Me with the Amazing Mr. Q

Northeast Regional Library 2228 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Join the Northeast Regional LIbrary for Ananse and Me! This fun program includes puppets, magic, folk music, and dance featuring stories about the antics and adventures of Ananse the Spider. All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Insectopia

Whitman Library 200 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Local entomologist, Trisha Nichols, brings her Insectopia program to Whitman Library! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about (and possibly handle) six different live insect friends, including a tarantula, scorpion, and more! No need to register, just show up. This program is for all […]

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WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt

Fairmount Park Mt Pleasant Dr & Fountain Green Dr, Philadelphia, PA

The Fairmount Park Conservancy is excited to announce the return of WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt: a FREE, all-ages scavenger hunt to encourage exploration of Fairmount Park even during the coldest months. This six-week self-guided Scavenger Hunt begins on Saturday, January 14th and ends on Sunday, February […]

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Imagine More Story Adventures with Thembi Palmer

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

Join local author and storyteller, Thembi Palmer, in imagination-filled interactive adventures! The story is brought to life through expressive movements and actions as we visually explore characters and settings.  We discover soundscapes using our voices, instruments, and songs. Join your little one in this multi-sensory […]

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WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt

Fairmount Park Mt Pleasant Dr & Fountain Green Dr, Philadelphia, PA

The Fairmount Park Conservancy is excited to announce the return of WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt: a FREE, all-ages scavenger hunt to encourage exploration of Fairmount Park even during the coldest months. This six-week self-guided Scavenger Hunt begins on Saturday, January 14th and ends on Sunday, February […]

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Day-Off Camp

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

When schools are closed, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is open! Bring your kids to the Schuylkill Center for a day of fun and exploration. Day-off camps are for children ages 5-12 years old. Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional […]

Valentine’s Paint Night

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha 1116 E Luzerne St, Philadelphia, PA

Join Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha to celebrate Valentine's Day with your family. This night is fun for all ages! Stencils will be provided for all; you can use all the colors of the rainbow! Food & beverages will be provided.

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WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt

Fairmount Park Mt Pleasant Dr & Fountain Green Dr, Philadelphia, PA

The Fairmount Park Conservancy is excited to announce the return of WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt: a FREE, all-ages scavenger hunt to encourage exploration of Fairmount Park even during the coldest months. This six-week self-guided Scavenger Hunt begins on Saturday, January 14th and ends on Sunday, February […]

Feelings Fest Saturday

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

Celebrate your feelings! Express yourself in music and dance with Ants on a Log and Equilibrium Dance Company, art workshops, and more. Plus, enjoy free resources for families to help manage feelings at home.

Philly Materials Science & Engineering Day

Drexel University Bossone Research Enterprise Center 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Science History Institute is a proud partner of Philly Materials Day, which uses hands-on activities and demonstrations to introduce attendees to the world of materials science and engineering and to promote STEM exploration. The Institute will be talking about the history of such plastics as […]

Explore Philadelphia with the Geography Lady

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia 219 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Participants ages 8-13 will will get to know our hometown of Philadelphia better through photos, maps, stories, games, music, crafts and more!

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Young Artists Academy: Painting

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - PAFA 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

Embark on a creative journey into the art of painting! Experiment with tools and materials while gaining deeper understanding of color theory and paint application using variety of techniques under the guidance of professional artist-instructor. Discover your own painting style and share it with others. […]

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Meet the History Makers

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Each Saturday in February, meet Black residents of Colonial Philadelphia and learn about their lives, times and the contributions they made to our nation in its early days, as part of the Betsy Ross House's Black History Month programming. History Makers will include: Bishop Richard […]

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Opening Weekend of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special Exhibit

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

Join the Museum of the American Revolution for the opening weekend of our newest special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, which introduces visitors to James Forten and his descendants as they navigated the American Revolution in Philadelphia to become leaders in the […]

Family Concert: Peer Gynt

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

Journey from the Scandinavian countryside to the Arabian desert to the magical underground kingdom of the trolls with mischievous adventurer Peer Gynt. Fans of Looney Tunes and Tim Burton will recognize Grieg’s unforgettable melodies, including “Morning-Mood” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” With […]

Be a Wildlife Rehabber

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

Think you have what it takes to be a Wildlife Rehabilitator? Grab your little ones and join the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education's Wildlife Clinic staff for an afternoon of interactive activities that will put your skills to the test. Get hands-on practice wrapping up […]

Black History Month at the Franklin Institute

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

Join the Franklin Institute for a day of celebration and exploration during Black History Month, as local organizations share their story and expertise with you. The Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble is a Philadelphia based, internationally renowned performing arts company. For more than 50 years, […]

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Family Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia 1009 Canal Street, Philadelphia, PA

Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia on Saturdays is your one-stop destination for family fun! Every week the music venue/bowling alley is all ages from 12 pm-6 pm. With 12 downstairs bowling lanes and a full-service kitchen featuring a menu from Blue Ribbon, there's no better place to […]

Backyard Sugaring

Pennypack Environmental Center 8600 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA

Join Pennypack Environmental Center for a more intimate journey of maple syrup from the tree in your yard to all the sweetness that can be made from sap. Space is limited. Registration required. No walk-ins can be accepted.

Community Collage Quilt Project

ArtWell 100 West Oxford Street #suite e-1200, Philadelphia, PA

Join ArtWell and Philadelphia CollageWorks to unlock your creativity through the making of cut & paste paper collage squares for the Community Collage Quilt Project. Your squares will become part of a large collage quilt with other contributions of squares from many participants across Philadelphia […]

The 31st Annual African American Children’s Book Fair

Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

Award-winning authors and illustrators will read and autograph their books. There will be a wide selection of African American books for children, preschool to young adult, available for purchase. There will also be promotional giveaways, prizes, and games throughout the afternoon.

Drawing Ducks: K-12 Exploration and Art

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Get inspired for the Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest on a family-friendly waterfowl walk! Then head inside to the Visitor Center for an art activity to get your entry started! Supplies provided. For more information, contact Kelly at kelly_quain@fws.gov or visit fws.gov/juniorduck

Drop-in Science Workshops: Coming up…Love Bugs!

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

Why are stink bugs so smelly? Are there bugs that smell good? How do bugs find a mate using scent? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, let out your inner love bug as you learn the answer to these and many other questions about insect […]

Galentine’s Day Sip and Sew

Buddha Babe 7101 Emlen Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join us for a special Sip and Sew meant to bring together besties and good times! Celebrate your special friendships as you work together on an exciting me-made project (wide-brimmed hat) all while enjoying complimentary cocktails and appetizers! This event is for adults only. Food, […]

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WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt

Fairmount Park Mt Pleasant Dr & Fountain Green Dr, Philadelphia, PA

The Fairmount Park Conservancy is excited to announce the return of WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt: a FREE, all-ages scavenger hunt to encourage exploration of Fairmount Park even during the coldest months. This six-week self-guided Scavenger Hunt begins on Saturday, January 14th and ends on Sunday, February […]

Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum of the American Revolution

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

Experience the Museum of the American Revolution’s galleries in a calm, crowd-free environment during a Relaxed Experience Morning. On Sunday, February 12 from 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m., the Museum’s galleries will have lower sound effects and higher light levels to create a sensory-friendly experience. Throughout […]

Valentine’s Day Kids Sewing Party

Buddha Babe 7101 Emlen Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join Buddha Babe for a special kids sewing workshop meant to bring together besties and good times! Celebrate your special friendships as you work together on exciting handcrafted projects all while enjoying snacks and cupcakes! Materials, instruction, snacks, cupcakes and fun included! For ages 6-9

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JBabies and JToddlers at the Weitzman Museum

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

The Weitzman Museum is offering fun, engaging Jewish programming for families with young children ages 0-18 months* to meet other parents/caregivers who are going through the same stages together. Each 8-week jbabies & jtoddlers session will include a 6-week course of “My Grown Up and […]

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Opening Weekend of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special Exhibit

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

Join the Museum of the American Revolution for the opening weekend of our newest special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, which introduces visitors to James Forten and his descendants as they navigated the American Revolution in Philadelphia to become leaders in the […]

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