Weekend Planner: February 6, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Feb. 6 - Feb. 8, 2015.

Top Picks for This Weekend

Celebrate the power of a good book Sat. during the FREE African American Children’s Book Fair at the Community College of Philadelphia. Kid-lit authors and illustrators will be on-site for presentations, while families can also enjoy shopping, games, prizes, reading resources and giveaways. Click the link in the sidebar below for plenty more Black History Month celebrations and events.

Take a trip to Lambertville, NJ’s Howell Living History Farm Sat. and experience the FREE Visit from the Horse Doctor, Dentist and Shoer as it would’ve happened back in the 1900s. Kids watch horses get their spring shots, have their teeth checked and their shoes re-set, then listen to a horse’s heart with a stethoscope and estimate a horse’s age by counting its teeth.


Get a head start on the holiday during the FREE Victorian Valentine Weekend at Wilmington, DE’s Rockwood Museum Sat. & Sun. Learn about Esther Howland, one of America’s first female entrepreneurs and a leading figure in the Valentine card industry, while making your own, 3D Victorian-style valentine. For more ways to spread the love this Valentine’s Day season, see the link in the sidebar below.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Don’t miss the opening of the Franklin Institute’s latest exhibit, The Art of the Brick, in Philly Sat. for Lego-building challenges, Star Wars character appearances, FREE screenings of The Lego Movie and access to the new design-and-play area

Bring a bit of royalty to Wilmington, DE’s Bellevue State Park Sat. during Bird Seed Princesses, where kids create 2D figures from bird feed.

Ring in the Chinese New Year a little early with stories, songs and parades at the Creative Living Room’s FREE First Friday in Swarthmore, PA and a make-and-take dragon puppet at Penn Museum’s Second Sunday Family Workshop in Philly.

If the cold doesn’t bother you anyway, join the makeshift Arendelle at Philly’s Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Sat. for Frozen on the River Rink with character photos, themed treats & games and an on-ice performance from Elsa.

Discover how gingerbread and an American baker helped win the Revolutionary War during the FREE Gingerbread for Liberty program at Hartsville, PA’s Historic Moland House.

Say cheese! In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, kids get FREE cleanings and educational activities during the FREE “Give Kids a Smile!” Day on Camden County College’s Blackwood, NJ campus.

Go on an imaginative journey with Ophelia and her shadow friends during Het Filiaal’s Miss Ophelia Sat. & Sun. at Philly’s Painted Bride Art Center.

Forget about stars and join Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches for Oh, the Music You’ll Hear!, a family concert with music, rhymes and the Philadelphia Orchestra Sat. at Philly’s Verizon Hall.

Visit PA’s Phoenixville Public Library Sat. for the FREE Take Your Child to the Library Day with kids’ activities and to get a free DVD, audiobook or video game rental.

Delve into the science and art of winter with scavenger hunts and crafts during the FREE Wagner’s Winter Wonderland Sat. at Philly’s Wagner Free Institute of Science.


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