Weekend Planner: March 6, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for March 6 - March 8, 2015.

Top Picks for This Weekend

Introduce the kids to the world of pop-culture fandom during the FREE Camden Comic Con, Sat. at the Rutgers-Camden County College Campus. Get ready to geek out with hands-on workshops, tabletop gaming, costume contests, comic book artist meet-and-greets, crafts and face painting.

The Force is strong at Wilmington, DE's Brandywine Zoo. To celebrate the Spring Opening Sat., the zoo hosts Star Wars Day. Snap pictures with your favorite characters or arrive early to Breakfast with the Empire. On Sun., festivities continue with animal-themed games and learning stations.

 

Plenty of One Book, One Philadelphia fun this weekend. On Sat., visit Philly's The Clay Studio for story time and a lesson in stop-motion animation during Stories Come Alive: Claymation. Then on Sun., head to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens to create instruments and make sound effects during the PECO Family Jams: Stories and Soundscapes.

 

More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Your girls can discover their inner stars – and snag a goodie bag – at the American Girl Fashion Show, hosted by the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, at Wilmington, DE's Chase Center on the Riverfront Sat. & Sun.

Go on a search for van Gogh's favorite color during the ARTime Pajama Tour: Spying Blue Fri. at the Barnes Foundation in Philly.

Creative kids make their own representation of the world around them during the FREE Biggs Kids: Genre Scenes in Art at Dover, DE's Biggs Museum of American Art Sat.

Build a device to measure wind speed and create a twister in the live Weather Show during Cub Scout and Boy Scout Weather Day at Philly's Franklin Institute Sat.

Explore PAFA's The Artist Garden exhibit and make chalk-pastel family portraits Sun. during the FREE Family Arts Academy: Cassatt Family Portraits in Philly.

Take the brood out for a night of comedy-meets-juggling Sat. when the Flying Karamazov Brothers propel appliances, food and dry ice into the air at Wilmington, DE's Grand Opera House.

Always a family crowd-pleaser, the trick-shooting and scoring Harlem Globetrotters take the court at Philly's Wells Fargo Center Sun.

Syrup season continues Sat. with Maple Sugar Memories in Pennington, NJ, the Sapsucker Festival in Audubon, PA and Sugar Shack Scramble in Dingmans Ferry, PA.

Little ones warm up their vocal cords via sing-alongs, breathing techniques and tongue-twister games during the Kimmel Center's FREE PNC Grow Up Great, Sat. in Philly.

From painting to mind-reading, card tricks to math calculations, the birds in Squawk! The Show will do more than ask for a cracker Sat. at Milton, DE's Premier Centre for the Arts at the Milton Theatre.

 

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