Weekend Planner: March 27, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for March 27 - March 29, 2015.

Top Picks for This Weekend

Rods at the ready! Bring your fleet of fisherman to Media, PA’s Linvilla Orchards Sat. for the annual Family Fun Fishing Derby. With a not-so-competitive atmosphere, no fishing experience or licenses required and plenty of trout swimming about Orchard Lake, everyone can enjoy a fun afternoon together. The first person from each age group to catch a fish receives a trophy. Catch one that has been tagged and you’ll win a special prize!

Physics, chemistry and biology, oh my! Take your future inventors to the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center’s first annual Girls’ Science Expo, Sat. in West Chester, PA. Browse a range of real science projects on display and take part in hands-on explorations into flight, space, environment, energy, chemistry, mechanical engineering and robotics.

Get outside this Sat. with Philly’s Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Start the morning with a special FREE Saturdays@SCEE, where kids can explore nature (and snag photos) with Buddy from Dinosaur Train and take home seed packets. The fun continues with the Family Canoe Workshop in the woodland pond. Beginners are welcome and canoes, flotation devices and paddles provided.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Meet Peter Cottontail, take barn tours and hayrides and join in a jelly-bean contest during the FREE Country Spring Festival at Wilmington, DE’s Carousel Park & Equestrian Center Sat.

Be the story’s hero as the Philadelphia Orchestra responds to your commands in the Family Concert: Make Your Own Musical Adventure Sat. at Philly’s Verizon Hall.

Shoot and score a day of all-ages fun with 3-point, foul-shooting and half-court shooting competitions during the Hoops Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Philly’s Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Sat.

Experience a day in the life of a soldier — from morning roll call to ration distribution — Sat. & Sun. during the Old Barracks Museum’s “Marching Out” French and Indian War Weekend in Trenton, NJ.

Dig into collections of fossils, beads and jewelry at the Mineral Treasures and Fossil Fair, complete with a kids’ fossil dig, Sat. & Sun. at Plymouth Meeting, PA’s Lulu Shriners Temple.

Kick off the start of the season Sat. with pay-what-you-wish admission for Camden Children’s Garden’s 2015 Opening Day Celebration in Camden, NJ.

Celebrate the seasonal opening of Philly’s Smith Memorial Playground Sat. with hands-on science, crafts, soccer activities and nature demos during Play-a-Palooza.

The whole family can experiment and innovate during Science Saturday: Heat and Fire at Wilmington, DE’s Hagley Museum and Library.

The scouting fun continues Sat. Find games, activities and live demos during Scout Day at Wilmington, DE’s Brandywine Zoo and trivia, tours and a music video workshop during Girl Scout Day at Philly’s National Constitution Center.

Looking for a road-trip idea? Head up to the FREE 18th Annual USA Memory Championship Sun. at New York, NY’s St. Vartan Conference Center and witness some amazing mental feats.


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