It’s Memorial Day weekend here in Philadelphia and there is much for families to do out and about together to enjoy this long holiday weekend!! Don’t miss celebrations of our military heroes, May festivals, and a long weekend of fun for all ages!
The Spruce Street Harbor Park returns this season better than ever with the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest opening this weekend May 22nd – May 25th and open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy four days of free family fun and entertainment including music, DJs, face painting, stilt walking, circus artists, arts and crafts and more! The celebration also highlights the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.
Calling all superheroes – it’s a heroic weekend at the Please Touch Museum this weekend! Wear your favorite super gear and enjoy meet and greets with Spider-Man and Captain America at MARVEL Superhero Day on Saturday May 23rd. Also on Saturday enjoy a Super Duper Dance Party, costume crafts and more! Admission $17.
Pay tribute to the brave men and women who serve our country at the Memorial Day Weekend events taking place at National Constitution Center this weekend. Daily activities include flag ceremonies, patriotic arts and crafts and the opportunity to create “Thank-A-Vet” postcards, too. At 12 Noon, watch a flag raising ceremony, too. Free admission on Monday May 25th (reservations required). Regular admission $14.50/adult, $8/child.
Don’t miss the return of the oldest and largest indoor multi-breed horse competition in the US with the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair running this weekend May 22nd – May 25th. In addition to the horse show, families will enjoy the country fair with games, rides, over 40 shops, great food and more. All proceeds benefit Bryn Mawr Hospital. Tickets $5 for children, $10 for adults, ages 2 and younger free.
This free May Fair in Collingswood on Saturday May 23rd from 10am – 5pm will include a free KidZone with pony rides, carnival games, rides, crafts, live music, local vendors and food, too. Free.
Head to the African American Museum in Philadelphia on Saturday May 23rd for the Macy’s Family Fun Day from 10am – 5pm for an exploration of the art, history and culture of people from the African Diaspora and in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. $14 for adults; $10 for kids ages 4-12; free for members.
The new Animal Grossology exhibit running all weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia is sure to amuse and educate kids of all ages by highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.
Don’t miss the open air BBQ and spectacular fireworks show at Sesame Place starting this Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday May 23rd and Sunday May 24th in Langhorne, PA from 5pm-10pm. The fireworks spectacular at 9pm is set to Sesame Street music and lets kids rock out with their favorite furry friends including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and the Count while painting the sky with brilliant colors and lights, too. $29 for adults, $18 for kids for ages 2-9, and free for kids under 2. Park admission ticket additional.
The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday May 22nd through Monday May 25th 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.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday May 24th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free
Head to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts this Sunday May 24th from 2-4pm for the Sunday Family Workshop Celebration and Family Exhibition to celebrate a full semester of art making and creative families as well as some storytelling with Story Up! Free.