Weekend Planner: January 30, 2015


Top Picks for This Weekend

Punxsutawney Phil won’t make his official forecast until Mon., but the festivities kick off this Sat. Join local groundhog Tinicum Tim at Philly’s John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge for the FREE Groundhog Day Family Festival with sing-alongs, live music, themed games, crafts & activities and animal meet-and-greets. Or stop by Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve’s Groundhog Day Celebration in Pennington, NJ for hikes, campfires, burrow visits and the hibernation game.

Go wild with TV’s well-known animal expert Jungle Jack and get a front-row seat to see some of the world’s most spectacular and beautiful animals. Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live takes the stage at Glenside, PA’s Keswick Theatre for two showings Sat., during which Jack will share knowledge, stories and exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. Of course, he’ll also be joined by a number of animal friends ready to entertain and educate.

Unleash your family’s creativity with a slate of artistic fun. On Sat., tots and parents pair up during Two for Art: Try It! at PA’s Wayne Art Center. Sun., the crew can get inspired by the collections at Doylestown, PA’s Michener Art Museum during First Sundays: Family Drawing Workshop; make family-themed masterpieces during the Barnes Foundation’s FREE ARTSee Activities: Family Ties in Philly; and create sculptural art during the FREE PNC Arts Alive Family Program: Artful Animals at Chadds Ford, PA’s Brandywine River Museum of Art.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Bundle up and head to Plainsboro Preserve’s Animal Tracking Workshop Sat. in Plainsboro, NJ to discover tips and tricks during this outdoor field session.

Get in tune at Wilmington’s Delaware Children’s Museum Fri.-Sun. by playing with Slinkys and plastic cups during Can You Hear Me Now? and recyclable musical instruments during Garbage Band.

Get ready for indoor snowball fights, snowman building, scavenger hunts and a life-size game during Dynamo Gymnastics Academy’s Frozen Kids’ Night Out Sat. in Galloway, NJ.

Listen to stories, myths and legends during the “Full Snow Moon” Night Hike & Campfire, complete with a marshmallow roast, Sat. at Schwenksville, PA’s Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Brownstone Barn.

Kick off Black History Month Sun. with drums and stories of the Caribbean and African diaspora at Philly’s Parkway Central Library during the FREE Griots in Concert.

Race over to the Camp Jeep Kids Course and let the little ones take kid-sized Jeeps for a spin during the Philadelphia Auto Show at Philly’s Pennsylvania Convention Center, Sat. through Feb. 8.

Learn about academic & extended school year programs, day & residential camps and community resources during the FREE Special Kids Camp Expo Sat. at the Valley Forge Educational Services Activities Center in Malvern, PA.

Bring Teddy and the kids to Philly’s Norwood-Fontbonne Academy for story time, arts, snacks and a bear hunt during the FREE Teddy Bear Picnic Sat.




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