Weekend Planner: March 13, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for March 13 - March 15, 2015.

Top Picks for This Weekend

Feeling lucky? Let the kids loose in downtown Narberth, PA Sat. to search for 10 hidden leprechauns on the FREE Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt — there are chocolate coins and prizes at stake! Keep the spirit of St. Pat alive Sat. with storytelling and real snakes during the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Wilmington’s Delaware Museum of Natural History. And on Sun., kids try their hand at the classic Irish instrument during Celtic Harp Music at E. Norriton, PA’s Norristown Farm Park.

Some may say a holiday that combines math and sweets is irrational, but we say it’s a party! Head to Philly’s Franklin Institute Sat. to celebrate Pi Day with — what else? — lots and lots of pie. Families can measure pie, catapult pies, partake in a pie-eating contest, recite digits of pi from memory and say hi to Pi Man, the Pi Day mascot. Whether you’re a math lover or dessert addict, the fun will be infinite.

Always be prepared… for fun! Scouts of all stripes will be entertained at two Sat events: Girls can meet the Girl Scout founder and learn how scouting has changed during A Visit with Juliette Gordon Low at Schwenksville, PA’s Pennypacker Mills; boys head to Philly’s National Constitution Center’s Boy Scout Day to earn new badges and patches and the Philadelphia Zoo for Cub Scout Workshops and a commemorative zoo patch.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Join Austin the Unstoppable Sun. on a musical journey of making smart food choices at Elmer, NJ’s Appel Farm Arts and Music Center. Come early for a family cooking demo and healthy lunch.

Unleash the kids’ inner artists Sun. at Cheltenham Center for the ArtsFREE Family Fun Day, complete with printmaking, painting, live music and ceramic fun in Cheltenham, PA.

Explore the world of optical illusions through art and games during the FREE Family Sunday: Make It POP! at Wilmington’s Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.

The sap’s still flowing! Learn about the syrup-making process, tap a tree and taste syrup with pancakes during Bellevue State Park’s From Sap to Syrup, Sat. in Wilmington, DE.

From the salsa to the cha-cha, feel the beat with music, arts & crafts and dance 101 sessions at the Garden State Discovery Museum’s Passport to Discovery: Latin Dance, Sat. & Sun. in Cherry Hill, NJ. 

Get cultural and creative at Philly’s Shofuso Japanese House and Garden Sun. Make a themed collage during Preschool Stories and Crafts and accessorize with cute character shrinkables during Youth Workshops: Kawaii Pendants.

I got a rock! Let kids start their own collection during the Churchville Nature Center’s FREE Rock & Mineral Expo Sat. & Sun. in Churchville, PA. They can also pan for gold, paint rocks and break a geode.

Sing, dance and get your face painted to support underprivileged kids during Rubye’s Kids Music Festival, Sat. at Glenside, PA’s St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Catch up with three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner to learn about his creative process and get books signed Sun. during Storytelling with Pictures at Chadds Ford, PA’s Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Try your hand at a new (but old) sport during Target Day: Archery, Tomahawks & Atl’atl Sun. at West Chester, PA’s Myrick Conservation Center.


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