Kid-Friendly Events This Weekend: May 14-16
Art workshops, science classes and fun with your dogs
From art workshops to science classes to even a couple events you can bring your dog to, this weekend holds something for every kid in the Philadelphia area.
Friday Art Club
May 14, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19130
As part of the Art Kids program series, kids age 6-10 will have the chance to create abstract art inspired by the work of Sonia Delaunay. Young artists will use line, shape and color to collage concentric circles and create a folding book.
PAWS for the Cause: Friday Night Movie Night
May 14, 7-9 p.m.
The Bourse Food Hall, 111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Bourse Food Hall is hosting a series of pet-centered movies throughout the month of May to celebrate National Pet Month. This Friday’s outdoor, socially-distanced showing is the family-friendly “The Secret Life of Pets,” and your dogs are welcome to join too.
Love Song Writing Workshops for Families
May 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Online on Zoom
Local singer-songwriter, teaching artist and producer Vince Anthony will be leading an intergenerational virtual songwriting workshop as part of the Philadelphia Free Library’s One Book, One Philadelphia program. Children of all ages and their loved ones are invited to learn how to write love songs with and for each other.
Virtual-Adventure Aquarium presents: Who Lives Where?
May 14, 3:30 p.m.
Online on Zoom
Students will meet four animals and learn about their adaptations at this virtual event presented by the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Camden’s Adventure Aquarium and sponsored by the Friends of the Greater Olney Library.
May 14, 1-4 p.m.
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19401
This Friday is one of Elmwood Park Zoo’s recurring Dog Days open to the whole family, including the dog. The zoo invites owners to bring their dogs that meet the necessary requirements and are preregistered on their zoo trip.
Naturally Awesome Days: Fine Feathered Friends
May 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Every month, Drexel University’s natural history museum hosts a different themed family-friendly science activity. This May, kids will investigate the feathered animals in the Academy dioramas and take home a craft kit to create their own feathered friend.
Yoga Adventures with Jitterbugs Music & Movement
May 15, 10-10:30 a.m.
Online on Zoom
Join the Radnor Memorial Library for a virtual yoga storytelling adventure designed for ages three and up. The warm-up, story with various yoga poses, and moment of relaxation will be led by Amy Vitsorek from Jitterbugs Music & Movement
Family Art Workshop: Surprising Color
May 15, 1-3 p.m.
Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Bartram’s Garden in southwest Philadelphia in hosting an outdoor and socially-distanced family art workshop. Attendees will draw on inspiration from the colors of the garden to explore using color to convey emotion, ideas and stories.
Flower Crown Making with Mom at Linwood Park
May 16, 10-11:30 a.m.
50 Linwood Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003
Keep celebrating mom even after Mother’s Day! Lulu’s Casita, a local indoor playground and party entertainment service, is hosting an outdoor bash with the Friends of Linwood Park to celebrate mothers. There will be flower crown making, photo sessions and light refreshments.