Groundhog Day Family Festival

pin Show Map John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum

Jan 27, 2018

Will Tinicum Tim, the resident weather-soothing groundhog, see his shadow and herald in 6 more weeks of winter? How do animals survive the winter? What tools do scientists have to predict the weather? Find out the answer during this event. Families can also expect music, crafts, guided walks and snacks. Walks begin at 9am, and the Groundhog Burrow Parade kicks off at 12:30pm.

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Groundhog Day Celebration

Watershed Center

Jan 27, 2018

Celebrate Groundhog Day early with a hike to check out several burrows of these furry weather forecasters. Learn about their life history and role in the ecological community and enjoy the challenge of the “hibernation game.” After, warm up by the outside fire to enjoy roasted marshmallows and a hot beverage. Presented with funding from Washington’s Crossing Audubon Society.

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The Johnny Shortcake Show aka Johnny Showcase

SEI Innovation Studio

Jan 27, 2018

Suppose your nose was where your elbows goes... Would you call them smell-bows? Johnny Shortcake would! The Johnny Shortcake Show is a magical journey that feels like a funky dance party, featuring songs for young and old alike, and starring Philadelphia's premier soul crooner Johnny Showcase.

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Chinese New Year Celebration

Penn Museum

Jan 27, 2018

One of Philadelphia’s oldest Chinese New Year celebrations, the daylong extravaganza is held in the China Gallery—home to a renowned collection of monumental Chinese art—and throughout the museum. The whole family can enjoy: traditional music and dance, tai chi and tangram workshops, a Shaolin-style Kung Fu demonstration, family gallery tours, storytelling and...

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Intro to Encryption

Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Jan 27, 2018

Whether it's test questions or a credit card number, this information must be privacy protected. During this TechShop, students will learn how information is protected online. Throughout the workshop, kids will work on puzzles, encryption and code breaking. At the end of the lesson students will see if they can figure out encrypted information, i.e. Can they crack the code?...

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Picture us Together: Make a Family Portrait!

The Fabric Workshop and Museum

Jan 27, 2018

For more than 40 years, the museum has assembled Artist Boxes containing process materials – sketches, color swatches, fabric samples, notes and prototypes – that document the creative process of every artist-in-residence who has collaborated with the venue. Taking inspiration from this collection, you are invited to be families-in-residence for the afternoon and...

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Bird Feeding 101

Plainsboro Preserve

Jan 27, 2018

Learn what kinds of seed attract which birds and what you can do to improve your winter feeding station. Then head out on the trails for a brief study in winter bird identification. Many of the birds we see have recently arrived and are here only during the winter months.  

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Science Saturday: Amazing Air

American Helicopter Museum

Jan 27, 2018

This is an interactive workshop that uses hands-on experiments  to help kids learn about air and how it contributes to flight. Props demonstrate the amazing effects of air on various objects. 

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Owl Prowl & Night Hike

Bucks County Audubon Society

Jan 27, 2018

Chances are, if you’ve seen an owl, it’s been at a zoo or wildlife center, but have you ever seen or heard the feathery predators in their natural habitat? Join BCAS Naturalists for an Owl Prowl. After a live owl presentation by Mercer County Wildlife Center, we will head outside to try to hear and see these amazing animals. Several species of local owls are setting up...

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Learn To Knit With Jenn

Fumo Family Library

Jan 27, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018

This event occurs every 2 week(s) on Saturday.

Students must supply their own needles. 8” to 10” US size 8 (5mm) in wood, metal or plastic, though wood is preferred. Practice yarn will be provided. You will learn basic knitting stitches and finishing techniques. 

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