Weekend Planner: January 18, 2019

Family-fun events in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Jan. 18-20, 2019

Top Picks for This Weekend

Show your kids the importance of community during Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations all weekend. From service opportunities at the Delaware Art Museum and National Constitution Center to festivities at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and Please Touch Museum, there are plenty of ways to honor the civil-rights leader.

>> See the full list of events, plus Monday mini camps to keep the kids busy while you're at work.

Neighboring towns team up to host the Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival, Saturday through Jan. 28, featuring a packed slate of family fun; enjoy impressive ice-carving demos, puppet shows, bird walks, a “snowfolk” art competition and a chili cook-off.

>> Check out more all-ages happenings this weekend.

NOTE: This event has been canceled. To infinity (aka Wilmington, DE’s Hagley Museum and Library) and beyond! The kid-favorite Invention Convention explores all things outer space on Sunday and Monday. Find out how astronauts survive up there, get hands-on at the science fair and make your own invention.

>> Learn all about science, tech, engineering and math at local science museums.

More Local Events the Kids Will Love

More PA Events:

Family Painting Night: Winter Forest at Wayne’s Wayne Art Center, Friday

Orchid Extravaganza Opening Day at Kennett Square’s Longwood Gardens, Saturday

Lunar New Year Festival at Philly’s Penn Museum, Saturday

Superhero Skate at Philly’s Rothman Ice Rink, Saturday

Drumline Live at Philly’s Merriam Theater, Saturday and Sunday 

More DE Events:

Hot Chocolate Hike at Newark’s White Clay Creek State Park, Friday

Total Lunar Eclipse Program at Wilmington’s Delaware Museum of Natural History, Saturday 

More NJ Events:

Boardwalk Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show at Wildwood’s Wildwoods Convention Center, through Sunday

Sounds of Science at Cherry Hill's Garden State Discovery Museum, Saturday through Monday

Penguin Awareness Day at Point Pleasant Beach’s Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Sunday

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