Top Picks for This Weekend
Learn a thing or two about Thing 1, Thing 2 and other beloved Seussian and kid-lit characters during Read Across America weekend. At Norristown, PA’s Elmwood Park Zoo on Sat., have fun with a book fair, author readings and visits from the Berenstain Bears. Sun., head to the FREE Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration at Philly’s Northeast Regional Library for themed crafts, snacks and stories. Read Across America Day festivities continue into the week; for more, click the link in the sidebar below.
Introduce the kids to another detective besides the ones from Mystery Inc. During the FREE Discover Sherlock Holmes: Family Event Sat. at Princeton, NJ’s Public Library, learn about the legendary sleuth and his myriad stories through Holmes-themed crafts, code-breaking quizzes, detective games, mystery solving, a “Master of Disguise” photo booth and “The Game’s Afoot” family scavenger hunt.
Foodie fams, head out Sat. to the Grand Opening of The Pop Shop’s new Medford, NJ location. Maintaining the same whimsy, décor and kid-approved menu of the original Collingswood site, the fresh eatery celebrates with outdoor performances from local kids, balloon artists, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and, of course, food the whole brood will enjoy. Mmm, pancake fries.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
From giant inflatable slides to mock press-conference photo ops, meet-and-greets with your favorite players to a six-story Ferris wheel, the 2015 Flyers Wives Carnival brings a host of fun to Philly’s Wells Fargo Center Sun.
Get ready to boogie down Sat. at Baby Loves Disco’s annual After Valentine’s Day Ball at Philly’s World Café Live, complete with crafts, freeze dance, face painting and juice boxes.
Face painting, circus acts and family-friendly entertainers are on tap for the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Closing Weekend in Philly Fri.-Sun.
Wrap up Black History Month with storytelling, music and crafts at Brandywine Hundred Library’s FREE Celebrate Black History Month Fri. in Wilmington, DE and Penn Museum’s Celebration of African Cultures Sat. in Philly.
Calling all Minecrafters! Design your own pixelated world of colorful blocks during PAFA’s Family Arts Academy: Minecraft Portraits Sun. in Philly.
Before families “Let It Go” during the sing-along movie screening, dive into a hands-on snowflake science activity Sat. during Frozen Fun at Philly’s Fairmount Water Works.
Get hands on with the syrup process during the Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration at Media, PA’s Tyler Arboretum Sat. Click through to the calendar for more maple-sugaring events!
Browse the Disney- and Pixar-inspired displays during the Philadelphia Flower Show, Sat. through March 8, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Make Hollywood headpieces and feed butterflies for an additional fee.
Don your favorite eye-patch or tiara and head Sat. to Philly’s Please Touch Museum’s Pirates and Princesses Day for themed storytelling, pirate hat and crown decorating, a dance party and puppet show.
Create sculptures inspired by Coretta Scott King’s I Dream of Trains during Stories Come Alive: Train Dreams at Philly’s The Clay Studio Sat.