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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Philadelphia Family Community Calendar

Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Family Day at Please Touch Museum

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

This special Family Day at the Please Touch Museum will be geared toward families with deaf/hard of hearing children! ASL Interpreters will be available throughout the day for museum activities and ASL storytime (with a Deaf signer). Free tickets for PSD families AND deep discounted […]

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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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PlayMusic Family Summer Saturday Pop-UP at Palumbo Park

Palumbo Park 723 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join PlayArts teacher Sydney for a PlayMusic Family Outdoor Pop-Up class! Get ready to sing, play instruments, explore movement, and more at this fun, family event! **Please be advised there is also a Palumbo Playground in the neighborhood — this is not the correct location […]

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Free Drop-In Archery with Let’s Go Outdoors at Pennypack

Pennypack Environmental Center 8600 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA

 Let's Go Outdoors  free Drop-In Archery events are an opportunity to have fun learning how to SAFELY use a bow and arrow to shoot a target, with the added bonus of getting to know a local park or organization. For more information and to register, […]

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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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Once Upon A Nation: Franklin Square

Franklin Square 200 N 6th St, 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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Once Upon A Nation: Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center 599 Market St, 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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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The Arts on Center Stage at Dilworth Park

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 they offer by day and more!

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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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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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Once Upon A Nation: Franklin Square

Franklin Square 200 N 6th St, 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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Once Upon A Nation: Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center 599 Market St, 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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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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Salsa & Bachata Dance Party at LOVE Park

Love Park 1501 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Join Siempre Salsa Philly and Dance Republic for a group Dance Lesson immediately followed by the opportunity to "dance the night away" to the sounds of Philly's top Latin DJs and/or the region's best salsa bands.

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Free Outdoor Movie in Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA

Pictures in the Park returns to Dilworth Park with a full schedule of free outdoor movies every Friday from July 22nd to August 26th. Showtime begins at sundown, approximately 8:15 p.m. Popcorn, candy and other snacks will be available at the Air Grille Garden, plus […]

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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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Free Drop-In Archery with Let’s Go Outdoors at Pennypack

Pennypack Environmental Center 8600 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA

 Let's Go Outdoors  free Drop-In Archery events are an opportunity to have fun learning how to SAFELY use a bow and arrow to shoot a target, with the added bonus of getting to know a local park or organization. For more information and to register, […]

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Let’s Go Outdoors Pop-Up at FDR Park

FDR Park 1500 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

FDR Park has partnered with Tiny WPA to introduce a temporary Pop-Up Play Space on the FDR Park Clubhouse Lawn. Join them at the Pop-Up Play Space for special summer programming with Let’s Go Outdoors on select Saturdays from 11am – 1pm. Activities last for roughly […]

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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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Once Upon A Nation: Franklin Square

Franklin Square 200 N 6th St, 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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Once Upon A Nation: Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center 599 Market St, 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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