Weekend Planner: March 1, 2019

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for March 1-3, 2019

Top Picks for This Weekend

Fun is in full bloom during the Philadelphia Flower Show, Saturday through March 10, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. While you browse vendors, kids are entertained by make-and-take workshops, demos, the Junior Flower Show and the opportunity to feed 1,000 live butterflies.

>> Gardening is a great activity for kids. Here's why.

Oh, the places you’ll go when you celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday this weekend! Kick off the festivities with FREE fun at libraries in Bordentown, NJ and Westampton, NJ. Then head to Norristown, PA’s Elmwood Park Zoo Saturday to enjoy character appearances, author readings and a book fair.

>> Get kid-lit recommendations from our book reviews.

Got dino fans in the family? Bring them to Paleopalooza at Philly’s Academy of Natural Sciences Saturday and Sunday, a celebration of all things prehistoric that lets visitors meet animals and compare them to their ancient counterparts, chat with scientists, find out what it’s like to dig for fossils and watch interactive shows.

>> The area boasts several fantastic science museums, all of which are well worth a visit.


More PA Events

Family Fun Dance Party at Media’s Media Borough Hall, Saturday

First Sunday for Families at Chadds Ford’s Brandywine River Museum of Art, Sunday

Once Upon a Time Family Festival at Philly’s Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sunday

Harlem Gloetrotters at Philly’s Wells Fargo Center, Sunday 

More DE Events

Parents' Night Off Camp at Wilmington's Delaware Museum of Natural History, Friday

Girl Scouts: Sensational Senses at Wilmington's Brandywine Zoo, Saturday

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at Wilmington's Doubletree by Hilton, Saturday and Sunday

More NJ Events

Footloose the Musical at Medford’s Lenape High School, Friday through Sunday

Sensory-friendly Laurie Berkner Concert at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, Saturday

FREE Maple Sugaring Program at Titusville’s Washington Crossing State Park, Saturday and Sunday

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