Top 10 Delaware Valley Events in February
Valentine's Day, Harry Potter and a book fair
February is full of exciting events, including the oldest and largest event for children’s books in the country, the much-anticipated Harry Potter exhibit and Valentine’s Day celebrations.
Family Art Night at Portside Arts Center
Feb. 4, 6:30-8 P.M.
Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Kids and parents will be able to collaborate on art projects and work together during this family art night event held at the Cherry Street Pier. Kick off the weekend with some family bonding time.
The African American Children’s Book Fair
Feb. 5, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Community College of Philadelphia, 17th Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19130
The 30th annual African American Children’s Book Fair will be taking place at the Community College of Philadelphia this month. Hosted by the African American Children’s Book Project, the book fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for children’s books in the country.
Groundhog & Shadows Nature Walk
Feb. 6, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Churchville Nature Center, 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville, PA 18966
Join a local naturalist for this free program to search for groundhogs, learn about shadows, discover hibernation dwellings and dispel a few myths.
Animal Tracks and Signs
Feb. 12, 10 a.m.
Green Lane Park, 2144 Snyder Road, Green Lane, PA 18054
Kids ages 8 and older are invited to join Green Lane Park on a search for signs of wildlife that are not often seen but nonetheless very active during the winter.
Plant a Valentine
Feb. 12, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA 19333
Kids ages 6-9 will be able to create botanical Valentine gifts and learn about making new plants from the old. Participants will explore methods for stem and leaf cuttings and seed sowing at this event.
Kids Night Out! Painting In Pajamas
Feb. 18, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
ARTrageous Brush & Flow, 6345 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144
Enjoy a night of painting, fun, games, dinner and snacks at ARTrageous Brush and Flow. Make sure to come dressed in your coziest pajamas!
Harry Potter: The Exhibition
Feb. 18-Sept. 18
The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
The much-anticipated Harry Potter exhibition opens at The Franklin Institute on Feb. 18. This remarkable experience will include chances to look at authentic props and original costumes from the movies and engage with magical environments and installations.
Nature Kids: Maple Sugaring
Feb. 20, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Echo Hill Park, 42 Lilac Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822
Experience the tradition of tapping maple trees. Kids ages 4-8 can learn how to identify a maple tree, tap the tree, what a sugar shack is and how to use an evaporator. The program will also include a story time, nature walk and craft.
Winter in Franklin Square
Through Feb. 28
Franklin Square, 200 N. Sixth St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Enjoy the last month of Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO. During the day, families can play winter-themed mini golf, ride the carousel to music and wander through the Snowy Silly Stroll. At night, the square will be filled with glistening lights and winter magic.
Under the Sea
Through Feb. 25
Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
This exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library is all about the ocean.
The library will have objects and information on display for all ages to learn about the mystery and importance of the sea.