Top Picks for This Weekend
It's game time in Philly! The FREE NFL Draft Experience on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Thurs.-Sat., is a must-go for fans of all ages, with dozens of interactive activities, player meet-and-greets, game simulations, a 100-yard zip line, stations where you can shore up or show off your skills and fun for kids. While the fest is free, you must sign up for a a Fan Mobile Pass. Before you go, check our playbook for all the details.
Grab a telescope and join the FREE Citywide Star Party at local nature and science centers Fri. night. Scientists will be on-site to guide your cosmos tour, and many venues offer other activities, like music and hikes. Among the 24 participating venues, head to Philly’s Global Leadership Academy, Laurel Hill Cemetery and Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm; and Gladwyne, PA’s Riverbend Environmental Education.
The Philadelphia Science Festival culminates Sun. with the FREE Science Carnival on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, an outdoor extravaganza where you can make slime, meet animals, tour a helicopter, extract DNA from a strawberry, discover the inner workings of robots and inspect a “crime scene” for forensic evidence.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
Spring Carnival at Marcus Hook, PA's Trinity Episcopal Church, through Sun.
FREE Civil War Reenactment at Bensalem, PA's Neshaminy State Park, Fri.-Sun.
FREE Country Spring Festival at Wilmington, DE's Carousel Park & Equestrian Center, Sat.
Maker Fest at Wilmington, DE's Hagley Museum, Sat.
FREE Somers Point Bayfest along Somers Point, NJ's Historic Bay Avenue, Sat.
FREE What's All the Buzz About? at Schwenksville, PA's Pennypacker Mills, Sat.
FREE Flavors on the Avenue Festival along Philly's East Passyunk Avenue, Sun.
FREE Communiversity ArtsFest at Princeton, NJ's Palmer Square Green, Sun.
Discovery Trail Day at Cranbury, NJ's Plainsboro Preserve, Sun.