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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Pride Celebration @ Please Touch Museum

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

The Please Touch Museums's Pride Celebration celebrates self-expression, kindness, authenticity, and the uniqueness of their visitors and Philadelphia community. Pride will feature opportunities for musical expression, special storytimes, and more.   Reserve your general admission tickets for $22 here!

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. Gather around to sing songs, read stories, and enjoy free play afterward.

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 […]

Event Series Chestnut Hill Farmers Market

Chestnut Hill Farmers Market

7673 Germantown Ave (Chestnut Hill Farmers' Market) 7673 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Chestnut Hill Farmers’ Market Winter Hours: Saturdays from 10am to 12pm Germantown Ave & Winston Lane The list of expected vendors is subject to change without notice.   https://www.farmtocitymarkets.com/markets/chestnut-hill

Event Series AdventureWoods at Awbury

Adventure Woods at Awbury Arboretum

AdventureWoods at Awbury Arboretum 6060 Ardleigh Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

From April through October 2024, AdventureWoods will be free and open to the public during the following times, weather permitting: ❦ Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ❦ Sundays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM What is a natural materials playground? It is a […]

Event Series Saturday Free Boating

Saturday Free Boating

Bartram's Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bertram's Garden free public boating programs are suitable for people of all ages and skill levels. They provide all equipment and instruction for kayaking or rowboating. No registration or experience is required. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. See their Boating FAQ for complete details.

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 […]

Stories of Science

Science History Institute 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join the Science History Institute in their museum EVERY SATURDAY for a family-friendly program that highlights the many strange and surprising stories from the history of science! Their fun, interactive activities are designed for science lovers of all ages. Take an up-close look at interesting […]

Family Fun Day at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

On the second Saturday of every month, gather up the youth in your life and bring them to the museum for an assortment hands-on activities, interactive music and movement workshops, storytellers, historical re-enactors, and more! A Family Fun Day may focus on a particular theme, […]

Roller Skating at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Rothman Roller Rink has returned for a fourth season at Dilworth Park! The rink is colorful and retro-inspired, featuring a checkerboard floor and an art installation overhead composed of multicolored fabric by Lucky Dog Studio.   Throughout the season there will be fun events, […]

Event Series Philadelphia Marketplace

Philadelphia Marketplace

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Philadelphia Marketplace returns to Dilworth Park for the spring and warm weather season with the ultimate artisan showcase. Come out and support a revolving list of small businesses from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware at the seasonal pop-up market that shines the spotlight on […]

Flag Fest

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Historic Philadelphia’s iconic Betsy Ross House welcomes visitors and Old City neighbors with a full calendar of events as the site recognizes and commemorates the 250th anniversary of the 1774 opening of Betsy’s upholstery business with a renewed focus on her craft. The annual National […]

Event Series Sensory-Friendly Mornings

Sensory-Friendly Mornings

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

Sensory-friendly mornings can be a comfortable, calmer way for museum visitors, especially those with sensory sensitivities, to explore the museum. These mornings will include: Advanced ticketing to help avoid lines Smaller crowds More tranquil sounds in exhibitions whenever possible, with soundscapes and roaring dinosaurs softened […]

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 […]

Pride Day at the Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

As a part of the Philadelphia Zoo's mission to ensure their Zoo is a welcoming and inclusive space for guests of all walks of life, they invite all Zoo guests to celebrate Pride Day at the Zoo on Sunday, June 9. Stop by Impala Plaza […]

Mind, Body, and Bubbly Event

Location 215 990 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The highly anticipated Mind, Body and Bubbly wellness event is set to return to Philadelphia's Location 215 on June 9, 2024, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Celebrating its fifth year, this event shines a spotlight on the vibrant tapestry of self-care and wellness businesses while rallying support and funds for Dawn’s […]

Event Series AdventureWoods at Awbury

Adventure Woods at Awbury Arboretum

AdventureWoods at Awbury Arboretum 6060 Ardleigh Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

From April through October 2024, AdventureWoods will be free and open to the public during the following times, weather permitting: ❦ Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ❦ Sundays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM What is a natural materials playground? It is a […]

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 […]

Eastern State Penitentiary Free Neighbor Day

Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Eastern State Penitentiary invites their neighbors in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit FREE of charge every 2nd Sunday of the month, no reservations required!   Eastern State Penitentiary was the world’s first penitentiary—a prison designed to inspire penitence—and now operates as a museum […]

Event Series Family Funday Sunday

Family Funday Sunday

Spruce Street Harbor Park 401 S Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Head down to Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Philly waterfront for free, Family Funday Sunday — every Sunday this summer from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be fun fitness classes, crafts, and activities, with pop-up play each week. Start your day with […]

Roller Skating at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Rothman Roller Rink has returned for a fourth season at Dilworth Park! The rink is colorful and retro-inspired, featuring a checkerboard floor and an art installation overhead composed of multicolored fabric by Lucky Dog Studio.   Throughout the season there will be fun events, […]

Postpartum + Play: Gentle Movement for Parents and Pre-crawling Babies

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

There's a new kind of offering coming for you from the @bwelltots crew! Join @steadyup_pt every Monday at 9:30 for a postpartum class built for parent AND baby!   Join them for a rejuvenating and interactive Postpartum and Play Class tailored for the postpartum body […]

Little Wildlings Nature Explorers

Lemon Hill Park 3298 Sedgley Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Mondays at 9:30 AM (18 months-2 years) + 10:30 AM (2-4 years) Join Kith + Kin for a series of exploring the natural world through child=friendly hikes, sensory play, and nature art.   This class is perfect for children who love bugs, dirt, or just […]

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 […]

Roller Skating at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Rothman Roller Rink has returned for a fourth season at Dilworth Park! The rink is colorful and retro-inspired, featuring a checkerboard floor and an art installation overhead composed of multicolored fabric by Lucky Dog Studio.   Throughout the season there will be fun events, […]

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!

Event Series Baby Wordplay in the Park

Baby Wordplay in the Park

Lemon Hill Park 3298 Sedgley Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join Baby Wordplay for their Tropical Tuesdays outdoor series in Lemon Hill Park! 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 […]

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 […]

Roller Skating at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Rothman Roller Rink has returned for a fourth season at Dilworth Park! The rink is colorful and retro-inspired, featuring a checkerboard floor and an art installation overhead composed of multicolored fabric by Lucky Dog Studio.   Throughout the season there will be fun events, […]

Event Series Center City Fit

Center City Fit

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Keep it movin’ with professional trainers from City Fitness! Every week, participants of all skill levels are invited to join free outdoor workouts in the heart of Center City. Classes will change throughout the season, with Zumba kicking things off in April and May.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

Event Series Storytime in the Square

Storytime in the Square

Franklin Square 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join Ms. Chen from Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia for free storytime and crafts in the Pavilion. Stories, rhymes, and dancing explore different themes throughout the season ending with bubbles and fun crafts. All kids and their caregivers are welcome.   (Every […]