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Jan 31, 2014
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Weekend Planner: Jan. 31, 2014

Weekend Planner: Jan. 31, 2014


MetroKids’ Top Picks for This Weekend

Find out how much longer this snowy winter will last from the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge’s resident groundhog, Tinicum Tim, at the FREE Groundhog Day Family Festival. More Groundhog Day fun at: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve in Pennington, NJ (Sat.), Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA (Sun.) and Norristown Farm Park in E. Norriton, PA (Sun.).

Gear up for the big game at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where local football players, firefighters, fencers (and even armadillos!) will be part of the Arms and Armor Family Celebration. Kids make their own armor on this “Pay What You Wish” Super Bowl Sun.


Continue ringing in the Year of the Horse on Sat. at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington’s FREE Chinese New Year Celebration, which will feature arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, lion and folk dancing and a Chinese yo-yo performance. More Chinese New Year fun at: Paoli Library in Paoli (FREE, Fri.) and the Independence Seaport Museum in Philly (Sat.).


MK on the Scene: First Amendment Fair

Join us all day at the National Constitution Center in Philly on Sat. to kick off the month-long festivities of 27 Amendments (in 27 Days) where we’ll be on-site with a make-your-own-newspaper craft to help celebrate our favorite amendment: freedom of the press. 



More Great, Local Events the Kids Will Love

Meet with authors, illustrators and fellow book lovers at the FREE 22nd Annual African American Children’s Book Fair on Sat. in the Community College of Philadelphia’s Gymnasium.

Watch the laws of gravity be challenged when the dance company Arch 8 performs 2x2: Dutch Dance Duets at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philly on Sat. and Sun., as part of an arts series geared toward families.

Catch the opening weekend of Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move at the Walnut Street Theatre.

Let imaginations take shape at the Delaware Children’s Museum Block Party in Wilmington on Sat. where kids construct whatever they want with large, magnetic and interlocking blocks.

Discover why there’s a pig on her head when children’s music staple Laurie Berkner takes the stage at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ on Sat.

Stay warm inside the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philly on Sat. at Wagner’s FREE Winter Wonderland complete with ASL-interpreted storytelling, crafts and a scavenger hunt.

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