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High Five! Philly Family-Friendly Weekend Events: March 14–15

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Note to our readers: Due to concerns over COVID-19 coronavirus, many upcoming events have been canceled or postponed. While we have removed those we are aware of, and will continue to monitor those we have included, please be sure to confirm that whatever you want to attend is still happening. And please, stay healthy out there! We’re all in this together. Happy weekend!


Click here for ongoing events that run through the weekend, like all the museum exhibits.

All Weekend

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

March 13–15

Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.

 

In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, Rain will bring the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites.

Women’s History Month at the National Constitution Center

Through March 31
525 Arch St.

 

Participate in an array of activities throughout March including the new program “Decoding the Lyrics: Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage,” which rewrites Lady Gaga’s song to tell the story of women’s suffrage with more than a little bit of levity. Take a self-guided tour of the museum’s main exhibition, “The Story of We the People,” which highlights defining moments in women’s history. Artifact highlights include a judicial robe worn by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and a collection of artifacts from Susan B. Anthony and the movement for women’s suffrage. You can also test your knowledge of women’s history at the Giant Game Board.

Saturday

Pi Day!

March 14 is Pi Day, which is the best excuse ever to indulge in some pie all in the name of math. There are so many great places to grab a treat whose homophone is a mathematical constant– here are our faves.

Pi Day at the Franklin Institute

March 14, 10 am–2 pm

222 N. 20th St.

 

Explore the countless uses of nature’s most intriguing number with a day of hands-on activities, challenges, and lots, and lots of Pi. Grab a digit flag and join a special Pi Day procession through the museum! And even meet Pi Man, the irrational Mathematics Superhero who loves all things Pi!

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

March 14, 10:30—11:30 am

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road

 

Gather in the Visitor Center before hitting the trails for a guided exploration. Each week explores a different theme. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Yoga Storytime with Ms. Becky

March 14, 10:30 am

Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.

 

Yoga stories, yoga songs, yoga games, and yoga adventures for children and their caregivers. Children will learn how yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and breathing can help them manage their emotions, self-soothe, and experience a more meaningful life.

AAMP Family Fun Day: Who Run the World? Girls!

March 14, 11 am—3 pm

African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.

 

Celebrate Women’s History Month with free museum admission for the first 250 guests, interactive workshops, and art-making activities perfect for kids age 5 and up. There will also be face painting and live performances throughout the event.

Grow Up Great at the Kimmel Center

March 14, 11 am

Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.

 

Kimmel hosts its monthly free kid-friendly concert with special guest ILL Doots, a Philly-based artist collective. Sing, dance, and play at the Commonwealth Plaza stage!

Suffragist Saturdays at the Betsy Ross House

Saturdays from March 7-28, 11 am—2 pm

239 Arch St.

 

Meet Dora Lewis (1862-1928), a native Philadelphian and heroine of the American suffrage movement. Hear real stories from the front lines of the struggle to get women the vote, including tales of brutal beatings, arrests and hunger strikes she endured for the cause. Free with admission.

Penn Museum Second Saturday: Animal Adventures

March 14, 11 am—4 pm

3260 South St.

 

Go on a scavenger hunt through the museum and see if you can find all the hidden animals. Make your own animal mask and participate in a family-friendly tour in the galleries. Stop by the games station and challenge yourself to a friendly game in the galleries! Included with admission.

Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt

March 14, 11:30 am

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

 

Find the books that a Leprechaun has hidden! Book hunters of all ages are welcome to follow the clues and locate the books for a special prize.

Will Grammy Remember Me?

March 14, 11:30 am

Overbrook Park Library, 7422 Haverford Ave.

 

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia through interactive activities, discussion, and a read-aloud with local author J. Elizabeth, and educators from The Penn Memory Center.

‘That’s My Baby!’ Book Reading

March 14, 12:30—2:30 pm

Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse, 2578 Frankford Ave.

 

An interactive children’s picture book reading of That’s My Baby!, followed by a creative art activity.

Making It in the MakerSpace: Upcycled Greenhouses

March 14, 1—4 pm

Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.

 

You bring an empty plastic bottle, the museum will provide the seedlings, soil, and a 3D-printed planter for you to create a greenhouse to take home (while supplies last). Pre-register for the workshop online (museum admission must be purchased separately).

Family Food and Wellness: Cooking

March 14, 1 pm

Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave.

 

A free drop-in class for children and caregivers; learn new recipes that are delicious and healthy while being quick and inexpensive to make—and get the whole family working together in the kitchen!

Jewelry Making Workshop

March 14, 1 pm

Logan Library, 1333 Wagner Ave.

 

Learn how to make bracelets and necklaces. All materials will be provided.  For all ages (small children will need to be accompanied by an adult).  Space and materials are limited; pre-registration is suggested.

Meditation for Kids

March 14, 1:30 pm

Andorra Library, 705 East Cathedral Road

 

The library begins an eight-session practice in meditation for ages 5 and up. No registration necessary.

Lenni-Lenape Tradition: Three Sisters Planting

March 14, 2 pm

Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library, 125 S. 52nd St.

 

Start your own corn, bean and squash seeds to plant together, a traditional Lenape companion planting method. Then make and taste a modern Three Sisters Stew with these ingredients. For children age 11 and under and their families.

PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

March 14, 3 pm

Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.

 

Independent readers are invited to read with a therapy dog. Share a new book or an old favorite in a judgment-free space. Siblings are welcome.

National Pi Day at Haddington Library

March 14, 3 pm

446 N. 65th St.

 

Learn about the number Pi and participate in the library’s Second Annual Pie Tasting event.

Sunday

Family Sunday: Garden Party

March 15, 10:30 am—3 pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 

Celebrate spring with fantastic florals, family-friendly art tours, and family artmaking. Included with admission. Kids 12 and under get in free.

Paris Bistro Family Brunch

March 15, 11 am and 12:15 pm

Paris Bistro Jazz Café, 8235 Germantown Ave.

 

Joe Ryan provides the live music at this month’s family-friendly brunch. Make a Jazz Cafe brunch reservation for 11:30 am or 1:30 pm to attend.

American Girl Doll Workshop

March 15, 1:30—4:30 pm

Sue’s Art Class, 2119 Spruce St.

 

Bring your doll and make new exciting room decor and hip couture, all from scratch! Bring a plain shoebox and an old sweater. Workshop is for ages 8 and up and a parent. Pre-register online.

Sundays on Stage: Magic by Poly

March 15, 2 pm

Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.

 

Beloved magician Poly will wow the entire family with this free, fun-filled magic program featuring a dazzling display of illusions, comedy, music, audience participation, and more.

 

Photograph courtesy of the Kimmel Center.

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