Weekend Planner: January 31, 2020
Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for January 31-February 1, 2020
Top Picks for This Weekend
Saturday marks the start of Black History Month. Celebrate the occasion at two happenings Sunday, including the FREE African American Children’s Book Fair at the Community College of Philadelphia. Featuring bestselling authors and illustrators and kids’ activities, it’s one of the oldest and largest events of its kind. Over at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the People, Places, Paintings Family Festival includes a painting party to make works inspired by Horace Pippin. Plus, the National Constitution Center kicks off a month of related programming this weekend.
The big game isn’t the only uncertain outcome this weekend. The other gamble: Will Punxatawny Phil see his shadow, bringing six more weeks of winter? Find out the season’s fate, then enjoy games, hikes and activities while discovering the history of the holiday during events at Wilmington’s Delaware Museum of Natural History, East Norriton, PA’s Norristown Farm Park and Pennington, NJ’s Watershed Institute.
Slip a little summer into this chilly week with the opening of the FREE Getaway at the Greenhouse in Philly’s Fairmount Park. From Friday through Feb. 15, the Horticultural Center greenhouse plays host to nature-based storytimes, open play, a zoo on wheels, musical performances and kids’ activities. Plus, evenings offer food, drinks and entertainment for adults.
More Events in Philly and the Main Line
Stories Come Alive: Sculpting with One Book, One Philadelphia at Philly’s The Clay Studio, Saturday
FREE Materials Science and Engineering Day at Philly’s Drexel University's Bossone Research Enterprise Center, Saturday
FREE Chestnut Hill on Ice at Philly’s Germantown Avenue, Saturday and Sunday
FREE First Sunday Family Day: The Art of Women at Philly’s Barnes Foundation, Sunday
FREE First Sunday for Families: Make a Difference at Chadds Ford’sBrandywine River Museum of Art, Sunday
FREE Winterfest at Abington’s Briar Bush Nature Center, Sunday
More Events in Delaware
Clue, On Stage at Rehoboth Beach’s Clear Space Theatre Company, Friday through Sunday
FREE Biggs Kids: Valentine’s Day Card Workshop at Dover’s Biggs Museum of American Art, Saturday
More Eents in South Jersey
Holmes and Watson at Riverton's Burlington County Footlighters, Friday and Saturday