Weekend Planner: November 21, 2014

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Nov. 21-Nov. 23, 2014.

Top Picks This Weekend

Dive into aquatic fun during the Grand Opening of the Touch Tank Aquarium Exhibit at Wilmington’s Delaware Children’s Museum Sat. Reach into the 600-gallon tank to get hands-on with sharks, rays, starfish and sea urchin or watch from the see-through sides. The day’s festivities will also include a shark scavenger hunt, live Caribbean steel-drum music and art projects like designing take-home aquarium jars and underwater scenes with stamps.

It’s sure to be a busy weekend of holiday prep, so let the kids lend a hand. On Sat., the flock can search for wild turkeys during the FREE Terrific Turkeys Walk at Doylestown, PA’s Peace Valley Nature Center (the info they’ll learn is sure to impress at the dinner table). Sun., create a work of art for the dinner table with pressed leaves, acorns, wild nuts, grasses and berries during the Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop at East Norriton, PA’s Norristown Farm Park.

Get a head-start on post-feast exercise this Sat. Find a FREE kids’ 10 & under Fun Run during the Towamencin Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run at Lansdale, PA’s Fischer’s Park; a FREE 1-Mile Family Fun Walk during the Autism Awareness Turkey Trot at Medford, NJ’s Indian Acres Farm; and a short-distance (age-dependent) Kids Fun Run during the GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Find two opportunities to enjoy the PG-rated Otto the Rhino at Philly’s PFS Theater at the Roxy on Sat: the $1 Kids’ Movie Screening and the Sensory Friendly Screening.

Roll over to the Strasburg Rail Road in Ronks, PA Fri.-Sun. for train rides, storytelling, meet-and-greets, video viewing and themed activities during Day Out with Thomas.

Puppetry, technology and dance collide in Dino-Light, the story of a friendly dinosaur who discovers a world of creatures who light up the darkness, presented by Lightwire Theatre Sun. at Wilmington, DE’s Grand Opera House.

Head to Philly’s Please Touch Museum Sat. & Sun. to celebrate 50 years of Hess Toy Trucks with the Hess Mobile Museum Weekend, complete with themed puzzles, photo ops, outdoor activities, computer games and holiday card coloring.

Hoopsters of all ages join Herb Magee, recent Basketball Hall of Fame inductee known as the Shot Doctor, Sun. at Philadelphia University for “Nothing by Net” and “Nothing but Drills” Clinics.

Families with kids on the autism spectrum spend a night exploring, playing and interacting at Cherry Hill, NJ’s Garden State Discovery Museum’s FREE Open Arms event Sun.

Experiment and innovate together through hands-on problem-solving activities during Science Saturday: Lights and Lasers Sat. at Wilmington, DE’s Hagley Museum.

Go on an overnight adventure with live science shows, hands-on workshops and stargazing during the Science Sleepover at Philly’s Franklin Institute.

Join the cool cats Sat. & Sun. during the World Championship Cat Show at Oaks, PA’s Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for face painting, kids’ entertainment, meet-and-greets with Garfield, “Pet Me” cats and agility ring courses. 


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