Weekend Planner: March 20, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for March 20 - March 22, 2015.

Top Picks for This Weekend

Spring is here — and with it comes warmer temps (eventually), open windows and plenty of cool treats. Kick the season off Fri. with a spoonful of flavor from your local Rita’s Water Ice for the annual First Day of Spring Celebration… aka FREE water ice for everyone! With locations open from 12noon-9pm, lines can get long for this seasonal tradition, so make sure you’re there early.

Inspiring people of all ages to swing for the fences, 13-year-old Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis holds a particularly special spot in the Delaware Valley’s heart. Join her Sat. for the Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name Book Launch Party and Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in Philly’s Rittenhouse Square. Say “hi” and pick up a copy of her new book to learn even more about the unstoppable Taney Dragons phenom.

The whole brood can discover the wonder of ancient Egypt firsthand Sat. during Egyptomania! at Philly’s Penn Museum. Step into the past with a “Mummy Makers” workshop, “Animals of Egypt” guided family tours, hieroglyphs workshops, artifact identification game, an interactive drum circle and DIY canopic jar and wesekh necklace craft stations.

 

More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Put your observation skills to the test and complete a zoologist study during Brandywine Zoo’s Animal Science Workshop Sat. in Wilmington, DE.

Scouts get hands-on with badge work this Sat. Gals, head to the Camden Children’s Garden’s Girl Scouts Open House in Camden, NJ. Guys, visit Pennington, NJ’s Watershed Center for the Bird Study BSA Merit Badge Workshop.

Bop along with kindie faves The Pop Ups, Joanie Leeds & The Night Lights and The Not-Its during the Kids Corner Music Festival Sun. at Philly’s World Café Live.

Create your own stop-motion animation, recycled robots, bottle-cap magnets and paper-cup constellations Sat. during the FREE Makers Faire at Westampton, NJ’s Burlington County Library.

Looking for a new furry friend? Check out Pet-a-Palooza at Haddonfield, NJ’s King’s Court Sat. for pet parades, a pet bakery, pet portraits and adoptable animals.

Dogs, cats, parrots, geese, clowns and jugglers take the stage for Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre at Wilmington, DE’s Grand Opera House Sat.

Get creative with stamps, Legos and foil this Sat. & Sun. during the FREE Printmaking Palooza! at Millville, NJ’s Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center.

Wear brightly colored, mismatched socks Sat. for Rock Your Socks, in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. Stop by Wilmington, DE’s The Little Gym with your socks on and enjoy FREE open play and a shot at a gift card.

It’s a Seal-abration! at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ’s Jenkinson’s Aquarium Sat. for harbor seals Luseal and Sequin’s birthdays with crafts and cake.

Start spring on the right foot! Join the FREE Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk at Wilmington’s Delaware Art Museum Fri. Then visit Philly’s Please Touch Museum Sat. for the Spring Celebration with live music, kite- and butterfly-making and character visits.

 

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