Kid-Friendly Events This Weekend: June 25-27
Festivals, storytelling and Pride celebrations
This last weekend of June wraps up Pride month with fun, kid-friendly celebrations. It also marks midsummer, which you can celebrate the Scandinavian way with the whole family at the American Swedish History Museum’s Midsommarfest. There are a few engaging educational events happening as well, from storytelling to history lessons.
Art Kids Studio: Crafting Cosmos
June 25, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19130
Kids of all ages are invited to this all-day drop-in program where they will create their own crafts inspired by the fascinating, detailed art of Howardena Pindell.
Black Lives Matter Book Walk, Presented by Colorful Stories
June 26, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119
This kid-friendly, fun-filled celebration of Black joy will include a Black Lives Matter book walk, drum performance and book reading by a local author. There will also be book giveaways, crafts and snacks.
History Explorers Club: Flag Facts
June 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Kids ages 7-11 are encouraged to attend this virtual event from the Museum of the American Revolution all about flags. Participants will learn how flags were used in the American Revolution and have the chance to create their own.
Family Pride Day
June 26, 12-4 p.m.
The Franklin Institute, 217 North 21st St., Philadelphia, Pa 19103
The Franklin Institute is hosting a day full of exciting science-related performances designed to celebrate LGBTQ pride. Local drag queens will be involved in shows and discussions.
Storytelling by Keepers of the Culture: Freedom-Liberty
June 26, 1-2 p.m.
Franklin Square, 200 N 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Keepers of the Culture, a Philadelphia organization that perpetuates the African and African-American oral tradition, will be leading this program that will commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth and Independence Day. This event is part of Griot Tale Saturdays, a family-friendly storytelling series co-hosted by the African American Museum in Philadelphia and Franklin Square.
June 26, 4 p.m.
The American Swedish History Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145
Celebrate summer the Scandinavian way at the American Swedish History Museum’s midsommarfest. Guests will be able to dance around the maypole, participate in family activities and have full access to the museum. Admission for kids 12 and under is free!
Meet Alice Paul
June 26, 7-8 p.m.
Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville, PA 19473
All ages are encouraged to attend this outdoor performance about Alice Paul, an important leader of the women’s suffrage movement.
What Lives in the Pond?
June 27, 10-11 a.m.
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media, PA 19063
Families with children ages 8-12 are invited to learn about the many creatures and plants that live in the pond and other wet areas of Tyler Aboretum. Led by volunteer Sue Fredrick, kids may see frogs, turtles, fish, duckweed and more.
Upper Darby’s First Pride Festival
June 27, 12-6 p.m.
Upper Darby High School, 601 North Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Upper Darby’s first ever pride festival is centered around kid-friendly activities including face and nail painting, music and more.
June 27, 4-9 p.m.
Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540
This event filled with wagon rides, music and other outdoor fun is a celebration of summer and fireflies. Kids can create their own wings, antenna and bug lights to wear by participating in the craft activities. Food will be available from Pam’s Firefly Tent.