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 18, 2012

Weekend phillyfun picks

It’s a long holiday weekend in celebration of our American presidents and there is much to do with families in and around Philadelphia this weekend. So get out and enjoy family fun ranging from hanging out with the Flyers to learning about honeybees and chocolate and of course our country’s famous presidents too!



Historic Chocolate Making at the Betsy Ross House
Friday February 18th - Monday February 20th
Philadelphia, PA

The Betsy Ross House in historic Philadelphia is host to a chocolate making event this weekend February 18th through Monday February 20th. Learn all about this sweet treat and enjoy some delicious samples. Free.

Presidents Day Weekend Celebration
Friday February 18th - Monday February 20th
Historic Philadelphia Center
Philadelphia, PA

Bring the whole family out to the Historic Philadelphia Center this weekend to celebrate our American presidents. Kids will have a chance to make “future president” buttons plus enjoy Once Upon a Nation Storytellers who will share lesser-known historical tales. Plus “save a George” ($1) on any ticket for the Liberty 360 show, too. Free.

Free Admission on Sunday Mornings
Sunday February 19th
9:30am - 12 Noon
Brandywine River Museum
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the Brandywine River Museum on Sunday February 19th from 9:30am – 12 Noon. Bring the whole family to the beautiful museum featuring classic American art in a 19th-century grist mill. Free on Sunday mornings.

Flyers Wives Carnival
Sunday February 19th
12 NOon - 4:30pm
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, PA

The 35th annual Flyers Wives Carnival takes place this Sunday February 19th from 12 Noon – 4:30pm at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Kids will enjoy the opportunity to score a goal on one of the Flyers goaltenders, get autographs, have photo opps with the Stanley Cup and Flyers players all to benefit local charities. Tickets $15-$40.

Christmas Tree Maze
Friday February 19th - Monday February 20th
Linvilla Orchards
Media, PA

Media’s Linvilla Orchards is running its Christmas Tree Maze using over a thousand unsold trees to create the world’s largest Christmas Tree Maze for everyone to enjoy. $5 per person.

Honeybee Weekend
Grounds for Sculpture
Hamilton, NJ

It’s honeybee weekend at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. Join local honeybee farmers from Herbertsville Honey Company who will teach families all about honey bees, their role in our food supply, and the importance of beekeeping. Visit Grounds for Sculpture all weekend to enjoy this exhibit and lecture free with admission.

Visit from Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax
Saturday February 18th and Sunday February 19th
10am - 2pm
The Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia, PA

The Lorax is coming to The Philadelphia Zoo on Saturday February 18th and Sunday February 19th. Head to the Treehouse to participate in a live reading and have a photo opportunity with The Lorax during his appearances from 10am – 2pm. Free with Zoo admission.

Superheros Who are Super!
Saturday February 18th
1pm
Plays & Players Theater
Philadelphia, PA

Save the Day Productions features a special family performance of Superheros Who Are Super! a staged reading of your favorite classic comic books this Saturday February 18th at 1pm at the Plays & Players Theater. This unique kid-friendly rendition both celebrates and parodies the dramatic nature of classic comic tales with heroes, villains and of course plenty of action. Family friendly show is Saturday February 18th at 1pm. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Wells Fargo Family Concerts
Curtis Institute of Music: Introduction to Voice and Opera
Sunday February 19th
2pm and 4pm
Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall
Philadelphia, PA

Kids get an expert introduction to voice and opera as part of the Wells Fargo Family Concert Series at the Curtis Institute of Music this Sunday February 19th. Geared for children ages 5-12. Concerts at 2pm and 4pm. Tickets $5, ages 12 and younger free.

School’s Out Monday at Longwood Gardens
Monday February 20th
9am - 5pm
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

No school? No problem! Take this Monday’s holiday off to visit Longwood Gardens with your little ones. Come to the Children’s Garden dressed as a fairy or wizard for a free cookie! Free with admission, $8-$18, ages 4 and under free.

Fancy Nancy Hearts & Flowers Tea Party
Monday February 20th
1pm
Tredyffrin Public Library
Strafford, PA

It’s a Fancy Nancy tea party at the Tredyffrin Library this Monday February 20th at 1pm. Get out your best costumes and get ready to “parlez vous” a little fancy French, too! Light refreshments will be served. Geared for ages 4-8. Free.

Presidents Day Celebration
Friday February 18th - Monday February 20th
National Constitution Center
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA

Philly’s own National Constitution Center will host a Presidents Day Celebration all weekend. Families can learn all about the role of the president, create their own campaign buttons, design presidential seals and other make and take crafts. Plus go on a “presidential tour” of the main exhibit and meet famous presidential re-enactors all weekend. Free with admission, $8-$12. Ages 2 and younger free.
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