Top 10 Delaware Valley Events in January

Outdoor wintry activities and your last chance to see special exhibitions
Photograph By Jacques Jean Tiziou

Photograph by Jacques-Jean Tiziou of Brandywine Railroad

Kick off 2022 with outdoor wintry events and the last chance to see multiple special exhibitions in the Philadelphia area.

Fire & Frost Fun
January 7, 4-8 p.m. & January 8, noon-8 p.m.
Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope, PA 18938

Peddler’s Village will have bonfires, family activities, treats and a sprawling ice sculpture display during the last weekend of its holiday light display. Kids can win prizes by participating in Find Jack Frost, a family-friendly scavenger hunt throughout the village.

Brandywine Railroad
Through January 9
Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Don’t miss the last few days to see the special holiday train display at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. The 2,000 feet of track include model trains that travel through a vast landscape that will delight young people.

Family Drawing Workshop
January 9, 1-3 p.m.
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA 18901

Parents and caregivers are invited to join their children to draw in the galleries of the James A. Michener Art Museum. Led by art educator Robin Lane, participants will work with various materials and do not need to have prior experience.

Tot Walks
January 12 & 13, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Echo Hill Park, 42 Lilac Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822

Join naturalist Laura Bush on kid-friendly strolls to observe local plants and animals. The walks will include a story and a take-home craft on the theme of weather.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Educational Exhibit
Through January 16
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131

The Please Touch Museum’s exhibit on the classic family movie “The Wizard of Oz” is open through Jan. 16. Creating your own tornado, climbing a bouldering wall and viewing a pair of Dorothy’s ruby slippers are only a few of the hands-on, all-ages experiences at this exhibit.

Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs
Through January 17
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Here is your last chance to catch the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Permian Monsters exhibit. Learn about what the world looked like before the dinosaurs through artwork, fossils and accurate models of moving beasts.

Winter Meal Cooked on a Wood Stove
January 22, 10-11 a.m.
Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473

Pennypacker Mills, a historic site with an early 1900s mansion, hosts a cooking demonstration over a wood-fired cast iron stove. Learn how people made soup, bread and meat during the 20th century.

The Philly Youth “Selfie Project”
Germantown ArtHaus, 6228 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144
January 22, noon-2 p.m.

Youth from all across the city of Philadelphia are invited to join professional artists at the Germantown ArtHaus for a chance to create their own self-portraits. The pictures will be displayed on the side of an old Victorian building in Germantown spelling out the word “hope.”

Warm Up by the River
January 22, 1-3 p.m.
Pennypack On The Delaware Park, 7801 State Road, Philadelphia, PA 19136

Did you miss last month’s “Warm Up by the River” event? Don’t worry — it’s happening again! And it’s still cold enough to appreciate it. Enjoy hot chocolate, a guided educational walk along the Delaware River, geocaching and s’mores at this fun winter outdoor event co-hosted by Let’s Go Outdoors, a family-friendly outdoor programming organization, and RiverFront North, a local organization that restores parks along the Delaware River.

Lunar New Year 
January 29, 11 A.m.-4 p.m.
Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Penn Museum’s Lunar New Year celebration will include in-person and virtual family-friendly activities. Highlights include arts and crafts, dances and a poetry reading.

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