Kid-Friendly Events this Weekend: June 11-13
Pride celebrations, the Flower Show and art events
This weekend sees some of the family-friendly Pride events from our recent round-up, as well as a special family day at the much-anticipated Philadelphia Flower Show. Elmo and friends will be throwing a pirate-themed weekend at Sesame Place and Sunday kicks off a weeklong Flag Fest at the Betsy Ross House. Check out these events and more this weekend.
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
From storytelling by drag queens to arts activities to pride-themed books, the Please Touch Museum has a jam-packed program to celebrate Pride month this year.
Art Club at Home
June 11, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is hosting an after school virtual art program for ages 6-10. They’ll learn how to make their own creations inspired by the work of Bridget Riley, an artist who worked with optical illusions.
Family Frolic at the Philadelphia Flower Show
June 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, 1500 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145
Saturday is the Philadelphia Flower Show’s special day for young families. it will feature special activities geared towards kids including a butterfly release, scavenger hunt and photo opportunities with Gritty, the famous Flyers mascot.
PECO Family Jams: Taller de Superhéroes
June 12 & 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
For the Taller de Superhéroes, or Superhero Workshop, the Magic Gardens invited local artists to work with migrant families to create superhero costumes about their place of origin. This weekend, visitors can see their creations, talk to the creative teams and take home their own superhero craft kits.
Elmo’s Pirate Weekend
June 12 & 13
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA, 19047
Sesame Place is holding a pirate-themed weekend where kids can go on a treasure hunt, watch showings of the “Elmo and the Bookaneers” production and take photos with Elmo and his friends dressed in pirate costumes.
Birds in Action
June 12, 3-5 p.m.
Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
Mt. Cuba Center, a botanical garden, will be hosting an outdoor bird show where guests can interact with birds and watch a free-flight show.
Flag Fest 2021
Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa 19106
This Sunday kicks off the weeklong Flag Fest at the Betsy Ross House. Betsy herself will raise the flag in the courtyard at 10 a.m. and then storytellers from Once Upon A Nation will be sharing short, interactive stories about the U.S. flag. Plus, the festivities will include the assembly of a huge American flag made of M&Ms.
Doylestown Pride Festival
Various locations in Doylestown, PA
The Doylestown pride festival, which has a variety of family-friendly offerings, also starts this weekend. Don’t miss the Children’s Pride Concert on June 13 with a drag queen story time, crafts, life music and more.