Weekend Phillyfun Picks – May 1-3

Hooray for May and sunny skies, too! There’s plenty of family fun to be had this weekend from the science festival carnival to spring fairs, block parties, and so much more. Whatever you do, get outside and enjoy this beautiful first weekend of May with your kiddos this weekend!

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Science Carnival on the Parkway

Saturday May 2nd
20th Streets and Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss the Science Carnival on the Parkway – the best and biggest outdoor science carnival around this Saturday May 2nd with more than 175 exhibitors offering non-stop family fun including science experiments, interactive activities, games, live entertainment and more. Plus food and other fun for the whole family! Free.

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Opening Day at Sesame Place
Saturday May 2nd
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA

Kick off the season with an opening day and 35th birthday party celebration at Sesame Place this Saturday May 2nd starting at 10am. Enjoy at character celebration at 10am followed by meet and greets of the Sesame Place gang dressed in their birthday party attire. Tickets $45 and up. Order online for lowest tickets prices.

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South Street Spring Festival
Saturday May 2nd
11am – 8pm
South Street
Between Front and 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The 3rd Annual South Street Spring Festival takes place this Saturday May 2nd from 11am – 8pm. Enjoy eight blocks of food, drink, live music and fun for the whole family with three music stages, 40 bands, 30 restaurants, artists, vendors a fun kid zone and lots more! Free.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday May 1st – Sunday May 3rd
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday May 1st through Sunday May 3rd at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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The Jungle Book
Friday May 1st – Sunday May 3rd
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA

The Arden Theatre Company hosts this brand new play based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling featuring favorite characters brought to life on stage by five actors in this world-premier production. Weekend shows run Friday May 1st – Sunday May 3rd and are best enjoyed by families by children ages 5 and older. Tickets $20-$36.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday May 3rd
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday May 3rd between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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The Land of Nod Bookmobile
Sunday May 3rd
2pm – 4pm
SMITH Memorial Playground
3500 Reservoir Drive
Philadelphia, PA

The Land of Nod Bookmobile is making the rounds here in Philly this weekend and will be at SMITH Memorial Playground this Sunday May 3rd from 2pm – 4pm. Enjoy story time, crafts and more in this free Land of Nod bookmobile. Free.

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Sunday May 3rd
2pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad Street
Historic Landmark Building
Philadelphia, PA

Head to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts this Sunday May 3rd at 2pm for the Sunday Family Workshops where you’ll learn a traditional Mexican folk art called papel picado (“cut paper”) and creative festive displays to take home and enjoy. Free.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: April 24-26

Last weekend of April but we still can’t seem to shake the cold weather. Don’t let the chill bring you down – enjoy one of these great family fun events happening in and around Philly this weekend!

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Brick Fest Live
Saturday April 25th – Sunday April 26th
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave
Oaks, PA

Brick Fest Live is coming to town this Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Don’t miss this ultimate Lego fan experience, the largest Lego variety show under one roof! Play with huge attractions built to set your imagination free! Tickets $22 each. Children 2 and under free.

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Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival
Saturday April 25th
10am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagly’s Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education hosts Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival this Saturday April 25th at 10am Celebrate Earth Day with live music, hands on art, nature walks, live animal shows, demos and more. Free.

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Mess Fest
Saturday April 25th
10am
SMITH Memorial Playground
3500 Reservoir Drive
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss Mess Fest happening at SMITH Memorial Playground this Saturday April 25th starting at 10am as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival Discovery Days. This ultra-messy, ooey-gooey, slimey celebration will keep kids learning and having fun all while learning about hands-on science! Free.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday April 24th – Sunday April 26th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday April 24th through Sunday April 26th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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Earth & Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ

Celebrate Earth Day with children’s themed gardens and the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House at the Camden Children’s Garden this Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th. Plus enjoy planting, crafts, and other educational activities in celebration of the Earth! $6.

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The Jungle Book
Friday April 24th – Sunday April 26th
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA

The Arden Theatre Company hosts this brand new play based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling featuring favorite characters brought to life on stage by five actors in this world-premier production. Weekend shows run Friday April 24th – Sunday April 26th and are best enjoyed by families with children ages 5 and older. Tickets $20-$36.

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Fancy Nancy, The Musical
Saturday April 25th
11am
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Fancy Nancy The Musical is a fun family performance your little ones will enjoy at the Walnut Street Theater running Saturday April 25th at 11am. Show runs 1 hour. Tickets $14-$16.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday April 26th
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday April 26th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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Sunday Family Workshop: Ice Cream Sunday
Sunday April 26th
2pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad Street
Historic Landmark Building
Philadelphia, PA

Head to PAFA this Sunday April 26th at 2pm for the Sunday Family Workshops brought to you by Weckerly’s Ice Cream. Learn how ice cream is made locally, taste fun flavors and create an ice cream sculpture to take home, too! Free.

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival

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Don’t miss the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival happening Thursday May 7th through Saturday May 9 at Annenberg Center Live in Philadelphia! The 2015 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival will feature theatre, dance and music performances for the whole family.

Performances include:

Pilobolus Dance Theater running Thu, May 7 at 10 AM, Fri, May 8 at 10 AM
Zellerbach Theatre
Ages: 5+

Lifeboat, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company running Thu, May 7 at 10 AM and 12 PM; Fri, May 8 at 10 AM and 12 PM; Sat, May 9 at 12 PM and 2 PM
Harold Prince Theatre
Ages: 8+

Orchestra of Life, Daniel Bernard Roumain running Thu, May 7 at 12 PM; Fri, May 8 at 12 PM; and Sat, May 9 at 12 PM
Zellerbach Theatre
Ages: 7+

Playing By Air running Thu, May 7 at 10 AM and 12 PM; Fri, May 8 at 10 AM and 12 PM; and Sat, May 9 at 10 AM and 12 PM
Bruce Montgomery Theatre
Recommended for all ages

Circo Comedia, Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté, running Sat, May 9 at 10 AM
Zellerbach Theatre
Recommended for all ages

Watermelon Magic (Movie), Spring Garden Pictures, running Sat, May 9 at 2 PM
Montgomery Theatre
Recommended for all ages

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Plus, enjoy a free FUN ZONE on the Outdoor Plaza with crafts, activities and performances by a DJ, balloon artists, percussionists, jugglers, and more! Outdoor Fun Zone is open 9am – 2pm Thursday – Saturday.

If you go:
Annenberg Center Live is located at 3680 Walnut Street, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are only $10. Learn More and Buy Tickets

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received compensation in exchange for sharing information about the 2015 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival. As always, all opinions expressed about local live performing arts festivals for children being another awesome reason why i love Philadelphia are my own! 

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: April 17-19

There’s much springtime fun to be had this weekend in and around Philly! Don’t miss Cherry Blossom festivals, Rome’s birthday, Shad fests, and lots more fun for all ages this weekend.

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34th Annual Run for Clean Air and Earth Day Celebration, Kids Fun
Saturday April 18th
7:30am (registration) – 11:30am
Base of the Art Museum
Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Bring the whole family out for the 34th Annual 5k Run for Clean Air brought to you by the Clean Air Council in celebration of Earth Day and happening this Saturday April 18th. Or enjoy a leisurely pace at the 3k walk/stroll and Kids Fun Run for ages 5 and under. Free Earth Day Celebration includes eco-friendly fun including make and take crafts, a rock climbing wall, and more. Onsite registration for 5k run and 3k walk. Registration opens at 7:30am. Walk/run starts at 9am, kids free fun run begins at 10:30am.

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Saturday April 18th
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy the beauty of the springtime season at the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival taking place this Saturday April 18th at Morris Arboretum. $16 for adults, $8 for ages 3-17, free for children under 3.

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2015 Shad Festival
Saturday April 18th
10am – 3pm
Fairmount Water Works
640 Water Works Drive
Philadelphia, PA

The Fairmount Water Works celebrates one of the Schuylkill River’s favorite fish at the free Shad Festival this Saturday April 18th starting at 10am. Participate in a fishing clinic to learn basic techniques for all ages from certified instructors, enjoy cooking demonstrations and a fish rubbing craft, too. Free.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday April 17th – Sunday April 19th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday April 17th through Sunday April 19th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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World Culture Series: Rome’s Birthday
Saturday April 18th
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate Rome’s Birthday at the Penn Museum this Saturday April 18th with gladiatorial bouts, battle formation reenactments, expert talks, food, arts, crafts and more as your little ones take this trip through time to explore the ancient Roman Empire right here in Philly! Free with museum admission. $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-17, free for children 5 and under. School District of Philadelphia students and their families enjoy FREE admission to the event (limited to the first 500 visitors) with a current ID or report card.

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Fancy Nancy, The Musical
Saturday April 18th
11am
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Fancy Nancy The Musical is a fun family performance your little ones will enjoy at the Walnut Street Theater running Saturday April 18th at 11am. Show runs 1 hour. Tickets $14-$16.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday April 19th
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday April 19th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free.

Flash Giveaway: Baby Loves Disco April 19th

Baby Loves Disco, the original dance party for kids and families that started right here in the city of Motherly Love, is moving to the ‘Burbs this spring!! Don’t miss the last Baby Loves Disco before summer happening this weekend Sunday April 19th from 11am – 1pm!

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Baby Loves Disco is teaming up with The “M” List for a Super Hero Party at their newest location, Beat Street in Manayunk. Dress up as your favorite Super Hero or come as your own super self for a SUPER fun afternoon. Expect SUPER good food for your Snacks, SUPER Treats, SUPER Crafts, SUPER Chill out zone by Lulu’s Casita, SUPER Music and SUPER FUN!

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If you go: Baby Loves Disco is happening Sunday April 19th from 11am-1pm at Beat Street Station located at the corner of Cresson and Gay Streets in Manayunk.
Tickets are $15 per walking human or $50 for a 4 pack.

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Now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader can win a family 4 pack of tickets (Value $50) to Baby Loves Disco this Sunday April 19th!! Simply enter this simple rafflecopter form below. Flash giveaway ends on Friday April 17th. Winner will pick up their tickets will be at will call on Sunday April 19th. Good Luck!!

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Weekend Phillyfun Picks: April 10-12

It’s mid-April already!! How did THAT happen? With some warmer weather possible in the weekend forecast and plenty of springtime fun to be had there is no excuse not to get out and enjoy some family fun in Philly this weekend!

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Sheep Shearing Day
Saturday April 11th
10am – 3pm
Peter Wentz Farmstead
2030 Shearer Road
Lansdale, PA

Enjoy Sheep Shearing Day at the Peter Wentz Farmstead this Saturday April 11th from 10am – 3pm. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration and enjoy the other spring activities on a colonial farm. Kids will also enjoy colonial toys and games, scarecrow building and a puppet show (at 12 Noon) too. $2 donation suggested.

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PNC Grow Up Great: Musical Theater
Saturday April 11th
11am
The Kimmel Center
Commonwealth Plaza
300 S. Broad Street

Kids are introduced to the vibrant world of musical theatre at the PNC Grow Up Great Free at the Kimmel event taking place Saturday April 11th at 11am. Guest artists will perform songs from famous musicals so kids can sing along and have a chance to explore their theatrical creativity, too! Free.

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Golden Dragon Acrobats
Saturday April 11th
3pm, 7:30pm
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Ave
Drexel Hill, PA

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the Golden Dragon Acrobats perform Ziva at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on Saturday April 11th with two shows at 3pm and 7:30pm. The crowd-gasping stunts and acrobatic artistry will amaze and delight all ages! Tickets just $11 – $18.
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Children’s Music Network Concert for Peace
Saturday April 11th
3:30pm
Newtown Meeting House
219 Court Street
Newtown PA

The Concert for Peace taking place on Saturday April 11th at 3:30pm at the Newtown Meeting House will feature several performers and members of The Children’s Music Network including Dave Fry, Peter Moses, Miss Pauline and the Puddle Jumpers and more will benefit the peace center of Bucks County. $5 per person. $20 per family max.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday April 10th – Sunday April 12th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday April 10th through Sunday April 12th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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Fancy Nancy, The Musical
Saturday April 11th
11am
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Fancy Nancy, The Musical is a fun family performance your little ones will enjoy at the Walnut Street Theater running Saturday April 11th at 11am. Show runs 1 hour. Tickets $14-$16.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday April 12th
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday April 12th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free
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Find Her Footing 5K Walk, Run, and Kid’s Dash
Sunday April 12th
8:30am
Delaware County Community College
901 Media Line Road
Media, PA

Come out for the 3rd annual Find Her Footing 5K Walk, Run and Kid’s Dash family event on Sunday April 12th. This annual event supports Adoptions From The Heart to raise money for their Birthmother Fund in support of women who have worked with Adoptions from the Heart before and after pregnancy. The Kid’s Dash (open for ages 3-10) starts at 9am. 5K walk/run begins at 9:30am. $25 for 5k. Kid’s Dash and family event free.
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Sakura Sunday
Sunday April 12th
10am
Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center
Montgomery Drive and Belmont Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Sakura Sunday, the centerpiece of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, is happening this Sunday April 12th starting at 10am and celebrates all things Japanese amidst the blooming cherry trees found in Fairmount Park. This family friendly festival features live music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, arts and crafts, karaoke and more! $10 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.

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PECO Family Jams: Mini-Dioramas
Sunday April 12th
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

The PECO Family Jams series continues at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens this Sunday April 12th featuring Mini-Dioramas and viewing of artist Carol Stirton-Broad’s works. Kids create their own mini-diorama and can take a break from making art to enjoy a family friendly tour of the gardens too at 1pm and 3pm. $7 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, free for kids 5 and under.
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Philly Farm and Food Fest
Sunday April 12th
11am – 4pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Hall C Broad Street Atrium Annex
Philadelphia, PA

The one-day 4th Annual Philly Farm and Food Fest taking place on Sunday April 12th celebrates farmers, local growers, and food loving Philadelphians with a day of sampling locally sourced foods and learning new ways to cook, buy, grow and share delicious locally grown food. Tickets $18, children under 12 free.

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Sing-a-Long with Jay Sand
Sunday April 12th
10am
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss this free kids music event with local children’s artist Jay Sand of All Around This World Music happening at The Rotunda in West Philly on Sunday April 12th at 10am. Come sing along with Jay at this all-request free sing-a-long! Free.

Giveaway: Brick Fest Live April 25-26

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Got Lego fans? Don’t miss Brick Fest Live coming to Philly April 25th – April 26th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. This is the largest Lego variety show under one roof and is coming to Philly at the end of this month!

Get inspired, educated, and entertained with LEGO bricks! Play with huge attractions built to set your imagination free and witness mind-blowing creations made entirely of this timeless toy at Brick Fest Live. Plus fans will have a blast at creating at the mosaic station, playing mini-golf (made of thousands of Legos of course!), gaming arena, inspiration stations, trivia and prizes at the Brick Fest Theater, and so much more!

Watch a video about Brick Fest Live to get a sense of all the awesome Lego Brick Fest fun to be had for Lego lovers of all ages.

If you go:
Brick Fest Live will be held April 25th – 26th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Oaks PA. Tickets are $22 each. Children 2 and under are free.

Giveaway: 
Now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader will have a chance to WIN 4 tickets to BrickFest Live (value $88). Simply fill out the simple rafflecopter form below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends 11:59 EDT on Sunday April 19th.
Good luck!!

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Weekend Phillyfun Picks: April 3-5

Hooray for April! And Passover and Easter and plenty of festive spring fun all weekend! It’s a great holiday weekend to enjoy time with family and hopefully some warmer weather and sunshine, too!

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Bank of America Museums on Us
Saturday April 4th – Sunday April 5th
Participating Philadelphia Museums

Bank of America again is sponsoring Museums on Us with free entry to many of the region’s best museums on the first full weekend of each month including this weekend this Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5th for valid Bank of America cardholders. Select participating museums from the region include African American Museum, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Allentown Art Museum, Garden State Discovery Museum, Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, Noyes Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History, and Winterthur. Check the website for full list of participating museums. Free.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday April 3rd – Sunday April 5th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday April 3rd through Sunday April 5th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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Fancy Nancy, The Musical
Saturday April 4th
11am
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Fancy Nancy The Musical is a fun family performance your little ones will enjoy at the Walnut Street Theater running shows this weekend Saturday April 4th at 11am. Show runs 1 hour. Tickets $14-$16.

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Hayrides To Bunnyland
Friday April 4th – Sunday April 5th
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA

Don’t miss your last chance to hop on a hayride to Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards in Media this weekend for a fun hayride and special meet and greet with the Easter Bunny. $8 per person.

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ARTSee Activities: Gardens of Delight
Saturday April 4th
1-4pm
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Barnes Foundation celebrates spring with Gardens of Delight happening Saturday April 4th from 1-4pm as part of their family ARTSee series. The whole family can get in on the floral fun to prepare for Earth Day by digging in the garden bag, fashioning flowers and even paining an original garden. Free drop-in tickets at the front desk. Gallery admission not included.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday April 5th
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday April 5th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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Great Egg Hunt
Sunday April 5th
11am – 2pm
Franklin Square
6th & Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA

The annual Great Egg Hunt at Franklin Square takes place Easter Sunday April 5th starting from 11am – 2pm. Kids 10 and under can hunt for treat filled eggs throughout Franklin Square Playground. Free. Pre-registration required on day of event from 10am – 11am.

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Philadelphia’s 84th Annual Easter Promenade
Sunday April 5th
12:30pm
South Street Headhouse District
430 South Street
Phila. PA

Hop on over to Headhouse Square on South Street for the 84th annual Easter Promenade and family fun. The parade runs from Passyunk Ave and South Street down to Headhouse Square. Plus enjoy live music, Easter treats, photo opps with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail and lots more. Free.

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Easter Sunday Celebration
Sunday April 5th
1-4pm
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ

The Easter Sunday Celebration takes place at the Camden Children’s Garden this Sunday April 5th from 1-4pm. The whole family will enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny in the treehouse and other Easter fun. Plus get a free ride on the Garden Carousel, too. $6 per person. 2 and under free.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: March 27-29

Winter can’t quite let us out of its chilly clutches quite yet but there is still plenty of spring fun to be had both indoors and out!! Take the kiddos out to one of these fun events in and around Philly this last weekend of the month!

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Family Fun Fishing Derby
Saturday March 28th
9am – 2pm
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA

The annual Family Fun Fishing Derby takes place at Linvilla Orchards this Saturday March 28th and will be enjoyed by all ages as no fishing experiences or fishing license is required and there are ample trout swimming in Orchard Lake so everyone can enjoy a positive fishing experience together. Prizes by age group for the first catch!

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Family Concert: Make Your Own Musical Adventure
Saturday March 28th
11:30 am
The Kimmel Center
Verizon Hall
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

It’s a make your own musical adventure this Saturday March 28th at the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Family Concert at the Kimmel Center as families choose what music will be performed during this interactive program. Charlotte Blake Alston leads the audience on a daring drama where you are the story’s hero and The Philadelphia Orchestra responds to your commands. Tickets $19 and up.

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Narberth Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday March 28th
1pm sharp!
Narberth Park
80 Windsor Ave
Narberth, PA

The annual Narberth Easter Egg Hunt takes place with an appearance by the Easter Bunny in Narberth Park this Saturday March 28th starting at 1pm. Hunts are divided by age group to allow for searching for treat-filled eggs. Free.

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Epic Church Egg Hunt
Saturday March 28th
10am -12pm
Gorgas Park
6300 Ridge Ave
Roxborough, PA

Epic Church hosts its annual Philly Egg Hunt (hunts run every ten minutes!) with over 35,000 treat filled eggs to be found and spring fun for all this Saturday March 28th from 10am – 12pm. This free event features a petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, pony rides (additional fee) and of course photos and visits with the Easter Bunny, too! Free.

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1st Annual Girls Science Expo
Saturday March 28th
2-5pm
American Helicopter Museum and Education Center
1220 American Blvd.
West Chester, PA

Don’t miss the first annual Girls Science Expo at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester on Saturday March 28th from 2-5pm. Presented in conjunction with the Women in Aerospace and Technology Program, the expo features science projects on display by girls in grades 3-12. Attendees can view the projects and also participate in hands-on science investigations and fun as well as full access to the American Helicopter Museum and its exhibits. Admission is $7 per person.

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Season Opening Pay What You Wish Admission
Saturday March 28th
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ

Celebrate the opening of the season with Pay What You Wish admission at the Camden Children’s Garden this Saturday March 28th. Explore the four-acre garden and hands-on activities and fun at this seasonal opening celebration. Pay what you wish.

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Disney Store 28th Annual Anniversary
Saturday March 28th
Local Participating Disney Stores

Head to your local Disney Store on Saturday March 28th for a day of festivities and fun as Disney Store celebrates its 28th Anniversary! Enjoy a sing-a-long and dance jam on the 28th minute of every hour with store cast members. Plus 28 prizes are being given away for the first 28 customers who make a purchase. Free.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday March 27th – Sunday March 29th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday March 27th through Sunday March 29th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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Fancy Nancy, The Musical
Saturday March 28th – Sunday March 29th
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Fancy Nancy The Musical is a fun family performance your little ones will enjoy at the Walnut Street Theater running shows this weekend Saturday March 28th at 10:30am, 1pm and 3:30pm and Sunday March 29th at 11am. Show runs 1 hour. Tickets $14-$16.

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 5.17.52 PMHayrides To Bunnyland
Friday March 27th – Sunday March 29th
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA

Don’t miss a chance to hop on a Hayride to Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards in Media this weekend for a fun hayride and special meet and greet with the Easter Bunny. $8 per person.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday March 29th
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday March 29th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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Easter Family Fun Day
Sunday March 29th
2-4pm
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Bring the kids out for a day of Easter Fun at the American Swedish Historical Museum on Sunday March 29th. Introduce your little ones to Swedish Easter traditions, make Easter crafts, dress up as traditional Swedish Easter witch, have face paint fun and take part in a Easter egg hunt, too. Free for members and children under 2. $8 for non-members.

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Play-a-Palooza
Sunday March 29th
12pm – 4pm
SMITH Memorial Playground
3500 Reservoir Drive
Philadelphia, PA

SMITH Playground’s annual Play-a-Palooza takes place Sunday March 29th from 12-4pm. Kids ages 10 and younger and their caregivers are invited to the playground and playhouse for its seasonal grand opening celebration with crafts, hands-on science a mobile farm, honey bee demonstration, Soccer Shots demos and more! Plus, enjoy SMITH’s 6.5 acres of play space and grounds, too! $10 per child. Free for SMITH members.

DisneyStore 28th Anniversary Celebration

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 8.29.51 PMLooking to show a little #DisneySide this weekend? Just head over to your local Disney Store to join in the fun and festivities as the cast members, customers, and Disney fans celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the DisneyStore with activities and fun for the whole family including:
- 28th Minute of Every Hour: Dance & Sing During the Cast Member JAMboree
- 28 Great Gifts: One for Each of the First 28 Guests Who Make a Purchase 
Plus, enjoy special one-day only storewide savings!!

Don’t miss this great excuse to show your #DisneySide and celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the opening of the first Disney Store in Glendale, California on March 28, 1987!!

To find your local Disney Store, click here.