Check out our family-friendly Events Calendar of things to do in and around Philadelphia at the bottom of this page!

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Weekend phillyfun picks

It might be a Superbowl weekend but it’s also a great weekend to get out and enjoy one of these family friendly fun events in and around Philadelphia! There’s something for everyone from the Philadelphia Auto Show to the AC Boat Show and Wildwood Dog Show plus lots more.

Atlantic City Boat Show
Friday February 3 - Sunday February 5
Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ

The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show runs this weekend Friday February 3rd through Sunday February 5th at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Bring the whole family out for this taste of summer focusing on all things related to boating including hundreds of boats and thousands of boating accessories on display. Plus take the wheel of the boating simulator, meet teenage sailing adventurer Abby Sunderland, try your hand at Scuba in the “Be a Diver Pool” and much more. Even the little skippers will enjoy the fun by navigating a mini lake in their own little paddle boat, posing for photos with SpongeBob Squarepants (Saturday only) and even building a life size boat while learning about boating and water safety. Admission is $14 for adults and FREE for kids 15 and under. Show runs Friday from 11am – 8pm, Saturday from 10am – 8pm and Sunday from 10am – 5pm.

Boardwalk Kennel Club Dog Show
Friday February 3rd - Sunday February 5th
Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ

Head to Wildwood this weekend for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Boardwalk Kennel Club Dog Show. This year’s show features the Best of Breed Competition, Police K-9 Unit Demonstration, great vendors and other dog themed fun. Tickets $7 for adults, children 12 and under $2. Check website for full schedule and times.

Philadelphia Auto Show
Friday February 3rd - Sunday February 5th
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA

The whole family will enjoy the Philadelphia Auto Show running this weekend February 3rd through February 5th with more than 700 hundred vehicles on display including all new cars and concept carts. This year’s show features an indoor ride and drive track, too. Show runs Friday from 12 Noon – 10pm, Saturday from 9am – 10pm and Sunday from 9am – 6pm. Tickets run $6-$12.

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs Exhibition at The Franklin Institute
Friday February 3rd - Sunday February 5th
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, PA

This new exhibit at The Franklin Institute features two dozen humongous actual skeletons, dinosaur recreations, and full sized robotics. Kids will love the hands-on “dino-dig” too! $18-$25 includes general museum admission.

Fore! The Planet Indoor Golf
Friday February 3rd - Sunday February 5th
Linvilla Orchards
Media, PA

Media’s Linvilla Orchards is the new home to Fore! The Planet – 18 holes of mini golf that teaches about the environment in an interactive miniature golf course. Fore! The Planet runs Friday through Saturday 9am – 8pm, Sunday 9am – 5pm. $4.95 for ages 10 and under. $6.95 for ages 11 and up.

Irish Festival
Sunday February 5th
Garden State Discovery Museum
Cherry Hill, NJ

Be sure not to miss this annual celebration of the sights and sounds of Ireland at the Irish Festival being held on Sunday February 5th at the Garden State Discovery Museum. Free with museum admission $10.95.

Medieval Festival
Sunday February 5th
Glencairn Museum
Bryn Athyn, PA

The Medieval Festival at Glencairn Museum will be held on Sunday February 5th starting at 1pm. Watch as stained glass windows are painted by hand and illuminated manuscripts are made. Enjoy medieval music, go on a “pilgramage” and make your own medieval arts. Plus explore the beautiful galleries of Bryn Athyn on your own and have a meal in the Castle CafĂ©. Tickets $6-$8. Ages 4 and younger free.

Kids’ Valentine’s Day Workshop
Sunday February 5th
The Handwork Studio
Narberth, PA

This Valentine’s themed workshop will feature a great project taught in a fun, positive environment at The Handwork Studio in Narberth. Workshop runs from 3-5pm on Sunday February 5th. $45 includes all supplies and materials.

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