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

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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

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 […]

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 […]

Student Day: Life of a Sailor

Battleship New Jersey 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ

Students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. What’s it like living aboard a ship? Find out for yourself! Lay in a rack where the sailors slept, visit sick bay, write a letter from the ship’s post […]

We Walk PHL

Tacony-Frankford Watershed 4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia, PA

Let’s take a healthy stroll in the park together! Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail as a part of We Walk PHL. On Saturdays, attendees meet from 9:30am–10:30am near Tacony Creek Park. All […]

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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 […]

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

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

From the colorful autumn leaves to the fresh snow of winter, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails to complete the activities inside. […]

Family Fundays at The Kimmel

The Kimmel Cultural Campus 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

It's family time on the Kimmel Cultural Campus! Gather the littlest arts lovers and enjoy 2 hours of creativity. Experience a lively spectrum of engaging activities, enchanting stage performances, and interactive demonstrations in the Plaza stage, engaging young minds with the transformative power of the […]

Paper Airplane Day at PTM

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

Celebrate all things paper airplane with as we recognize National Paper Airplane Day on May 28 — you can even meet a real-life pilot! ✈️

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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 […]

Liberty Flea

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

Liberty Flea is a collection of the top vintage and artisan vendors in the Philadelphia area. Shop for antiques, home decor, furniture, vintage clothing, and handmade artisan goods that you can’t find anywhere else.

Terrarium Workshop

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

Build your own terrarium with succulents and embellishments. Includes tips on care. Each class provides you with hands-on tips and tricks from expert artists. You’ll come away with a new piece of art you can show off to friends and family.

Paddle Graffiti Pier

Battleship New Jersey 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ

Have some kayaking experience, but new to the tidal Delaware? Paddle 6 miles with us to one of Philadelphia’s most Instagrammable locations: Graffiti Pier. We’ll pass by this landmark location and see it from the water. Penn Treaty Park will be another stop on this […]

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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

Paddle Penn’s Landing Grand Re-Opening

Independence Seaport Museum 211 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Beginning May 28, Paddle Penn's Landing will reopen, allowing visitors to enjoy an afternoon of fun under the sun paddling around the Penn's Landing basin in a kayak, rowboat, and paddleboat. Visitors can also look forward to planning a scenic kayak excurision and, due to […]

Saturday Studio and Hands-On Screenprinting Tour

The Fabric Workshop and Museum 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Curious to see where Artists-in-Residence screenprint at The Fabric Workshop and Museum? Want to try screenprinting yourself? Join this guided behind-the-scenes tour of FWM’s studios where you will explore the facilities and learn about the printing process, browse artist designs from our archives, and make […]

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

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

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 friends close, and […]

Stained Glass Workshop

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

Make your own pressed flower stained glass. Choice of glass pattern and flowers. Each class provides you with hands-on tips and tricks from expert artists. You’ll come away with a new piece of art you can show off to friends and family.

Women in Chemistry Tour

Science History Institute 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join the museum’s Gallery Guides for a “drop-in” tour highlighting the central role of women in shaping chemistry and the material sciences throughout history. The Women in Chemistry Tour profiles women chemists from antiquity to the present, sharing stories of innovation, resistance, and change.

ALL AGES PAINTING: Spring Bouquet

Painting With A Twist 611 South St, Philadelphia, PA

KIDS PLEASE! This is a fun activity for adults and kids alike. Ages 6 and up This event may take place on the second floor studio. The studio is small! Observers and infants cannot be accommodated in any class.

Family Trail Time and Kids Run

Tacony-Frankford Watershed 4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join your neighbors for fun, rejuvenating, and healthy fitness runs on the paved Tacony Creek Park Trail, part of the Circuit Trails Network! Run or ride your bike on the trail. Free!

Black Excellence in Birding

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

Join the Academy of Natural Sciences for our first-ever black-tie Black Birders Week event: Black Excellence in Birding. Don your finest cocktail attire and meet some of Philadelphia’s most well-known Black birders, including Tykee James, Corina Newsome, Jason Hall, and the Academy's own Anwar Abdul-Qawi. […]

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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!

Memorial Day Weekend Signature Dinner Cruise

Penn's Landing Marina 301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd #2, Philadelphia, PA

Dine, dance and take in the amazing views aboard Spirit of Philadelphia. Departing from Penn’s Landing, a dinner cruise on the Delaware River lets you relax and enjoy the beauty of Philly’s historic waterfront. Whether you’re looking for a romantic night on the water, or […]

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

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

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 friends close, and […]

Visit Philadelphia’s Kickoff-to-Summer Fireworks Show

Penn's Landing Marina 301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd #2, Philadelphia, PA

Get ready for a brilliant start to summer 2022 in Greater Philadelphia. This Memorial Day weekend, head to the Delaware River waterfront for Visit Philadelphia’s Kickoff-to-Summer Fireworks Show, brightening up the Historic District and beyond on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the Great Plaza at […]

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 […]

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