Kid-Friendly Events This Weekend: Oct. 15-17
Fall, fossils and family fun
Not only do the fall festivals continue this weekend, but there are also family-friendly celebrations for everything from fossils to the African diaspora experience.
Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19103
The nine-day festival of fossils hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University kicks off this weekend. The museum will holding both in-person and virtual events for kids who love dinosaurs.
Kids on the Canal Fall Festival
National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042
This autumn celebration at the National Canal Museum will include a leaf scavenger hunt and seasonal crafts.
Timber Creek’s Fall Festival
October 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
501 Jarvis Rd., Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Timber Creek High School’s Fall Festival will include crafts, food trucks games and door prizes.
October 16, 12-4 p.m.
Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19111
This apple-themed festival includes cider pressing, apple butter making, hayrides, pumpkin painting and more.
All Hallows Eve Fall Festival
October 16, 1-4 p.m.
Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville, PA 19473
There will be crafts, hayrides and plenty of hands-on activities for kids at Pennypacker Mills’ fall festival.
October 16, 2-3 p.m.
Norristown Fam Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown, PA 19403
Ages 7 and up are invited to learn all about white-tailed deer from a local park ranger.
Boo at the Zoo
October 16 & 17; 23 & 24; 29-31, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Philadelphia Zoo will be hosting three weekends of Halloween fun. Guests are encouraged to come in costume.
October 17, 12-4 p.m.
Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Bring the whole family to this celebration of the African diaspora experience at Sankofa Farm in Bartram’s Garden. Fun will include music and dancing, boating, kids’ activities, community workshops and more.