Weekend Planner: January 13, 2017
Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Jan. 13, 2017- Jan. 16, 2017.
Top Picks for This Weekend
With the long weekend comes many ways to honor the holiday's namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The family-favorite MLK Weekend Celebration at the African American Museum in Philadelphia (Fri.-Mon.) features interactive and inspiring performances, art projects, workshops and a screening of Ava DuVernay’s Netflix special, 13th.
Whether it's on YouTube or the big screen, kids love watching movies and videos. From Sat.-Mon., the Invention Convention at Wilmington, DE’s Hagley Museum and Library lets families try out the art form: direct a silent-film sequence, experiment with early animation techniques, create stop-motion video and, before you leave, make your debut in front of the green screen.
Keep the kids busy during their day off school Mon. Local full-day camps offer fun and educational activities that range from nature exploration, animal visits and art projects to games, cooking and sewing.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
Zombie Skate at Philly's Rothman Ice Rink, Fri.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Part II at Rose Valley, PA's Hedgerow Theatre, through Jan. 20
Try Science: Be a Physiologist at Wilmington, DE's Delaware Children's Museum, Sat.
Genevieve Goings in Concert at Drexel Hill, PA's Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, Sat.
Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood, NJ's Wildwoods Convention Center, Sat.
FREE Stained Glass-Inspired Tin Foil Art Workshop at Millville, NJ's Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Sat.
Greenberg's Great Train and Toy Show at Oaks, PA's Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Sat. & Sun.
FREE Birthday Celebration at Atlantic City, NJ's Absecon Lighthouse, Sun.
Wildlife Walk at West Chester, PA's Myrick Conservation Center, Sun..