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Top 10 Events For A Fun Family Weekend In Philadelphia (January 14-16, 2022)

Cold weather won't keep us from enjoying these can't-miss family events in Philadelphia this weekend!

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The cold never bothered us anyway❄️  Even though it’s chilly outside in Philadelphia, these activities are sure to warm your heart.

Whether you’re looking to ice skate with your family, see a show, or experience an interactive exhibit, there’s something in the area for everyone to enjoy.

Here are our top 10 favorite events taking place in and around Philadelphia this weekend (January 14-16)!

All Weekend/Multiple Days

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Exhibit at Please Touch Museum

January 14, 15, & 16 @ 9:00am – 4:30pm

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

The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit, a traveling exhibit based on the beloved movie classic, runs through January 16 in Philadelphia. Visitors of all ages are invited to come along with Dorothy and Toto on a multi-sensory exploration of the Land of Oz.

Jurassic Quest

January 15 & 16 @ 9:00am – 8:00pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center – 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

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Jurassic Quest is North America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event. Guests walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic Periods and experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. Jurassic Quest is the only interactive dinosaur event that has over 100 true to life-size animatronic dinosaurs in each of its indoor touring shows from the very small to the gigantic. In collaboration with leading paleontologists, each dinosaur has been painstakingly replicated in every detail. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, had feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing the dinosaurs to life. Jurassic Quest exhibits also allow future paleontologists to dig up fossils, ride their favorite life-sized dinosaur, enjoy walking dinosaur and baby dinosaur shows, and enjoy a dinosaur themed play land in addition to face painting, crafts and much more.

Dino & Dragon Stroll Philadelphia

January 15 & 16 @ 8:30am – 4:00pm

The Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center – 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA

Experience a transformation into the Mesozoic Era with prehistoric dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. Walk through this Dinosaur adventure to get up close and personal with life-like creatures, reptiles, and life-size dinosaurs, with most standing over 25 feet tall and spanning over 60 feet long, including T-Rex, Velociraptors and Stegosaurus!

Friday, January 14

Kids Movie Night – Drop Off Event

January 14 @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Primp & Play Family Spa – 1520 Locust Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA

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Enjoy Parents Night Out… Go on a dinner date meet up with a friend or just take a few moments to yourself while your child hangs out with us at Primp & Play for a special evening. Kids will enjoy making crafts, a fun snack, and a movie while you go and do whatever you choose! Space is limited.

Music Nights in the Lodge

January 14 @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Blue Cross RiverRink – 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Get funky on and off the ice on Friday nights at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest with Music Nights in the Lodge in partnership with the Women’s Coalition for Empowerment, Inc.

Twice a month enjoy themed music nights featuring performances by local artists, live DJ sets by Tee Alford of Funky People Radio & WURD, family-friendly movies, dance parties, bubble magicians, and much more. It’s fun for all ages!

Enjoy skating at the event or reserve a cozy, cabin or firepit by booking in advance. Plus, pay-as-you-go boardwalk rides and games and fun in our retro arcade will also be available.

Between DJ sets munch and crunch on festive fare and creative, hot cocktails by visiting our tasty food vendors.

Saturday, January 15

Free Building Blocks Music Theory Class for Kids (ages 5-8)

January 15 @ 11:00am – 12:00pm

Temple University Center City – 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

This fun and stimulating class is a must for the young singer or instrumentalist. Students will build a strong foundation of listening and performing skills through singing, rhythmic movement, tonal and rhythmic patterns through the Gordon Music Learning Theory, learning to read basic musical notation, and strengthen their aural skills to match pitch using the Kodály system of hand signals and solfege syllables.

Superhero Skate

January 15 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Dilworth Park – 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA

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Kids are invited to skate with their favorite superheroes on the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink! Costumes are encouraged, and complimentary capes and take-home crafts will be given to kids while supplies last.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!

January 15 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm & 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Merriam Theater – 250 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

“Won’t you be my neighbor?” Daniel Tiger and all his friends from the beloved Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS television series are hopping back aboard Trolley for DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: NEIGHBOR DAY.

Daniel Tiger and his family along with O the Owl, Miss Elaina, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday, and more familiar friends will take audiences on an interactive adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences. The live show features new songs and fan-favorites series, including the beloved “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The live theatrical production is filled with music, dancing, and wonderful surprises that will warm the hearts of preschoolers, parents, and grandparents alike.

Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers

January 15 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Wells Fargo Center – 3601 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

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See the Philadelphia Flyers face off against the New York Rangers! To purchase the exclusive Yuengling package, visit the Philadelphia Flyers website. The Yuengling Night Out Package includes Flyers game ticket, exclusive Yuengling + Flyers co-branded t-shirt and beer voucher. Beer voucher valid on any 24 oz. Yuengling product. Must be 21 or older to purchase. Please drink responsibly.

Sunday, January 16

PhillySHARED Food & Drink Expo

January 16 @ 2:00pm – 7:00pm

PhillySHARED – 2239 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA

Join PhillySHARED on Sunday, January 16th, 2p-7p for an afternoon of fun, bringing together Philly’s Purveyors of Specialty

Food, Beverages, and Spirits at the @phillyshared Fishtown Location! $75.00 Vendor Tickets are AVAILABLE🎟

If you’d like to Support & Shop Local, GENERAL ADMISSION tickets are also AVAILABLE for just $5.00! You can’t beat that!!!! Your ticket comes with entry and access to this amazing expo.

Find more local events this weekend by visiting the Philadelphia Family Community Calendar!

Writer for Philadelphia Family. Email tips to lani@familyfocus.org.

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