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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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 […]

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 […]

Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

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

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Franklin Square! The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture featuring silk-wrapped steel-framed sculptures lighting up the night sky. The sculptures are larger than life and include archways, pop-culture references, mechanical […]

Philadelphia Union Pride Night at Subaru Park

Subaru Park 2501 Seaport Drive, Chester, PA, United States

It’s a soccer-for-all celebration in Chester this June. Celebrate the region’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community and catch Philly's hometown soccer team go toe-to-toe with Charlotte FC during a special Pride Night match.

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 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 […]

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, […]

Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

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

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Franklin Square! The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture featuring silk-wrapped steel-framed sculptures lighting up the night sky. The sculptures are larger than life and include archways, pop-culture references, mechanical […]

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 […]

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, […]

Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

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

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Franklin Square! The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture featuring silk-wrapped steel-framed sculptures lighting up the night sky. The sculptures are larger than life and include archways, pop-culture references, mechanical […]

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.   […]

Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

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

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Franklin Square! The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture featuring silk-wrapped steel-framed sculptures lighting up the night sky. The sculptures are larger than life and include archways, pop-culture references, mechanical […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

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

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Franklin Square! The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture featuring silk-wrapped steel-framed sculptures lighting up the night sky. The sculptures are larger than life and include archways, pop-culture references, mechanical […]

Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market

18th & Walnut Streets 18th & Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Summer hours: Saturdays from 9am to 2pm, Tuesdays 9am to 2pm. 1800 Walnut Street, Center City, Philadelphia 19103 The list of expected vendors is subject to change without notice. View the most up-to-date upcoming market lineups.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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!

Dining for a Greener Future: A Night in the Rainforest

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

12th Street Catering and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University are joining together for the second dinner in their sustainable dining series. Enjoy a reception-style, rainforest-themed dinner and drinks with fresh, sustainable, mouth-watering fare prepared by Chef Adam DeLosso. Explore the latest special […]

Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

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

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Franklin Square! The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture featuring silk-wrapped steel-framed sculptures lighting up the night sky. The sculptures are larger than life and include archways, pop-culture references, mechanical […]