May 16, 2014
Weekend Planner: May 16, 2014
MetroKids' Top Picks This Weekend
Rub-a-dub-dub! Hundreds of rubber duckies will float down Neshaminy Creek this Sun. as part of the annual FREE Rubber Ducky Regatta at Warminster, PA’s Kemper Park. Watch the race or sponsor a duck (for a fee) and cheer him on for your chance at a prize. Prior to the big race, bring a lunch for the “Just Ducky” picnic and stick around after the finish line for a host of family games and activities.
Recycling is the gift that keeps on giving. Join the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, DE on Sat. for the FREE R3 Factory Opening, a space designated for all-ages recycling-related activities. With four different interpretations of recycling and art on display, families can get hands-on and help complete the works on exhibit with their own creative flair by adding materials available in the factory.
Ahoy, mateys! Don your best pirate attire this weekend to join the seafarin’ lot in South Jersey. On Sat., walk the boardwalk planks in Wildwood for the FREE Captain Kidd Pirate Day, complete with a costume parade and beach treasure hunt. Then take your little scallywags to the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City on Sun. for Be a Pirate Day, where they’ll enjoy crafts, a scavenger hunt, Pirate Jeopardy and a swordplay show. Hook and peg leg not required.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
Construct an art gallery, sketch a garden and collage a building bag during the FREE ArtSee Activities: Inside-Out Architecture workshop at Philly’s Barnes Foundation, Fri.-Sun.
Families dealing with autism find support at the Autism and the Pursuit of Happiness Conference Sat. at West Chester, PA’s Stetson Middle School. On the schedule, an interactive sibling workshop and a discussion about personal happiness led by adults with autism.
Journey through the world’s oceans Sat. & Sun. during Bleu! A Multi-Media Extravaganza at Philly’s Painted Bride Art Center. Presented by PAPAYA, the show brings kids straight into the action of this technological environment.
Experience fun without batteries and electricity during By Kids, For Kids: Nineteenth Century Fun, Sat. at Wilmington, DE’s Hagley Museum and Library. Kids can dress up in period clothes, make hand-cranked ice cream and play games like Blind Man’s Bluff, sack races and a version of baseball called Rounders.
Families explore an afternoon of culture and fun on Sun. at the FREE Israel 66 Festival at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing in Philly. Create a giant Israeli flag out of K’NEX, play Ga-ga (the Israeli version of dodgeball) and taste authentic cuisine.
Animal acts, high wires, trapezes, magicians and clowns are on display at the LuLu Shrine Circus at LuLu Shriners in Plymouth Meeting, PA through Sun.
Make your little aviator’s dreams come true with Pennies-a-Pound Airplane Rides at Pottstown, PA’s Heritage Field Airport Sat. & Sun. Pricing is based on your weight, 20 cents per pound.
Philly’s Race Street Pier transforms into public picnic grounds Fri. evening for a FREE Picnic at the Park, complete with blankets, pillows, music, lawn games and food & drink.
Games, baking contests, a racecar derby and a mini parade with costumed characters are on tap for the annual FREE Rhubarb Festival at Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercouse, PA Fri. & Sat.
At Scavenging for Shakespeare: A Storied Evening at Philly’s Free Library Parkway Central on Sat., your cast of characters can partake in a digital scavenger hunt, themed crafts and dinner.
Take your superkids up, up and away to the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, NJ on Fri. for the Spectacular Superhero Smash, where they can test their abilities through web slinging, zip lining, wall crashing and the Great Villain Capture Contest.
Spend your Sat. at the Fifer Orchards Farm & Country Store’s Strawberry Festival in Camden-Wyoming, DE. There, families stay entertained with hayrides, live music, pony rides, a petting zoo and u-pick strawberries.