Weekend Planner: February 13, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Feb. 13 - Feb. 16, 2015.

Top Picks for This Weekend

Share your kisses this Valentine’s Day! Get a smooch Sat. from one of the HeavenSent Rescue dogs at the Promenade at Sagemore’s Puppy Kissing Booth in Marlton, NJ. Not only will you feel the love, but at just $1 a kiss, you’ll share it by contributing to efforts to re-home and care for a bulldog in need. See below for more ways to celebrate the holiday.

Valentine’s Day Weekend wouldn’t be complete without chocolate! Get your fill for the whole family Sat. during the Wilmington Library Chocolate Festival at DE’s Wilmington Library. Taste tickets to sample the sweets are just 50 cents each, with plenty more treats (all-ages baking contests, raffle drawings, face painting, a kids’ cake walk) in store.

Watch where you’re stepping – or rather, who could be stepping on you at Philly’s Academy of Natural Sciences Sat. & Sun. See dino fossils, meet paleontologists and become mini-excavators during Paleopalooza. For more massive fun, visit the Titanoboa: Monster Snake exhibit, open Sat. through 4/19, to stand eye-to-eye with a full-scale model of the world’s largest snake, crawl through a Titanoboa-sized tunnel and meet live reptiles.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Brush up on FREE Birding Basics with L.L. Bean Sun. at Plainsboro, NJ’s Plainsboro Preserve, then let the family test out their skills on a short walk.

Discover how to turn maps into activities and games Sun. during the FREE Family Sunday: Magnificent Mapping at Wilmington’s Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.

More Frozen fun! Festivities at The Frosty Ball at Cherry Hill, NJ’s Garden State Discovery Museum Fri. includes an outdoor obstacle course, sing-alongs, character meet-and-greets and a “finish each other’s sandwiches” bar.

Say cheese! Kids ages 4-15 can go to the Children’s Dental Clinic in Philly on Mon. for FREE dental care as part of the annual Give Kids a Smile program.

Kids get creative with homemade play-dough, sidewalk chalk and stickers during the FREE Make Your Own Materials Weekend at Millville, NJ’s Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center Sat. & Sun.

Get wowed by gifted and creative kids Fri. during Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2015 Presents: Talent Surrounding Us at Philly’s Finley Recreation Center.

Celebrate the last day of the complete Do You Know Pippi Longstocking? exhibit Mon. with crafts, face painting and themed activities during Pippi Family Fun Day at Philly’s American Swedish Historical Museum.

Mini-thespians create characters from classic musicals like Cinderella and Oklahoma! during the FREE PNC Grow Up Great at Philly’s Kimmel Center Sat.

Take the family to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME at Philly’s Wells Fargo Center for a big top adventure through Mon.

The Sensory Friendly Movie Screening of Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water, Sat. at participating AMC theaters, is both hip and square!


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