Nov 15, 2013
Weekend Planner: Nov. 15, 2013
We certainly have dogs on the brain as we head over to the National Dog Show this weekend. But we aren't the only ones with pets in mind. It seems everywhere you turn, animals won't be too far away.
Philly & the 'burbs
Stop by the National Dog Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks this weekend to watch the competition (nationally televised on Thanksgiving Day). Be sure to join us in the MK Kids' Zone all day Sun. for canine crafts, face painting, caricatures and the chance to win some of the hottest toys around.
Sun. at 6pm, take a Full Moon Hike through Huntingdon Valley's Lorimer Park for FREE and see what critters you can spot around you. The guide will try not to use a flashlight, but bring one just in case.
It's the first weekend for "Imagine Brandywine: A Display of Art by Local School Children" at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, featuring 150-plus masterpieces from elementary-age students at Avon Grove Charter School in West Grove.
After exploring the "Ice Age Imperials" exhibit at Wilmington's Delaware Museum of Natural History on Sat., stick around and join Manny, Sid, Scrat and Diego on their glacier-sized adventure in Ice Age for only $5 at 5:30pm.
Fish are friends! Gather the whole family Sat. and head over to Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington for catch-and-release fishing at 10am, just $3 per person. Fisher folk of all skill levels are welcome, but fishing licenses are required.
Let the kids come face to face with animals found in the marsh and throughout Delaware at DuPont Environmental Education Center's FREE Animal Extravaganza, Sat. in Wilmington at 11am.
Do your kids love music? Introduce them to classical greats like Handel, Bach, Telemann and more at Princeton University's wacky presentation of Meet the Music: A Trilling Event, Sat. at 1pm.
Sahara Sam's Indoor Water Park in West Berlin hosts its popular Special Evening for Special Needs, Fri. 6-9pm. Modified lights and sounds, quiet rooms and the ability to bring snacks in help kids with sensory processing sensitivities and special needs enjoy the park on their terms.