FEATURED EVENTS | Kids Out and About Philadelphia

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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
05/18/2018
05/19/2018
06/08/2018

Organization:

Penn Museum

Location:

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States

Phone:

215.898.2680
Time: 
5:30 PM – 9:00 AM

40 Winks with the Sphinx

Penn Museum's sleepover, 40 Winks with the Sphinx, invites guests to an overnight "expedition" of the Museum. The night's activities are geared to take intrepid explorers on a journey through time and across continents, with hands-on opportunities, through games and crafts, to explore ancient Egypt, the mummies and hieroglyphics, the ancient Greeks and Romans, the world of the ancient Maya, and more. An unforgettable experience for kids, ages 6 to 12, and their parents or chaperones!
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Dates: 
07/08/2018
07/09/2018
07/10/2018

Location:

925 Roundtop Road
Lewisberry, PA, 17339
United States

Phone:

717 432-9631
Time: 
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Residential Summer Camp

Our natural mountain setting in south central Pennsylvania and our multitude of outdoor adventure-based activities makes us the perfect place for your 12-16-year-old to experience what campers have experienced for generations through summer camp opportunities.
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Dates: 
04/26/2018

Organization:

Philadelphia Zoo

Location:

3400 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States

Phone:

+1 215-243-1100
Time: 
6:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Run Wild for the Zoo 5K

Join hundreds of runners and walkers as they lace up their running shoes for the second-annual Run Wild for the Zoo 5K at Philadelphia Zoo! Run or walk through our beautiful and unique campus, enjoy fun activities and entertainment, or stop by your favorite exhibit – all while raising money for some of your favorite furry friends.
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Dates: 
04/27/2018
05/08/2018
05/10/2018
Time: 
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location:

Philly Art Center Cherry Hill
1721 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003
United States

Phone:

215-765-2787

Philly Art Center Vacation Camp Full Day Fairmount

When school is closed, we are open! Kiddo’s love our fun and thoughtful approach to creative learning while working with a huge range of materials to get “outside the box”! Grouped by age, caring teaching artists orchestrate the fun including outside playtime. Sign up for one day or any combination of days. Camps run from 9am-3pm with extra care from 8-9am and 3-6pm (for $5/hour or $2.50/half hour). Extra Care is booked at drop-off, not online. Kids attending vacation camp must be age 5, enrolled in Kindergarten.
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Dates: 
04/30/2018

Location:

300 W Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
United States

Phone:

+1 215-685-9285
Time: 
7:30 PM - 9 PM

Moon Light Toad Walk

This hike coincides with the full moon and breeding season of some frogs including American toads.
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Dates: 
04/22/2018

Organization:

Elmwood Park Zoo

Location:

1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA, 19401
United States

Phone:

800.652.4143
Time: 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little Learners

Elmwood Park Zoo’s Little Learners preschool programs are offered from October through April with different themes each month.
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Dates: 
04/24/2018
05/08/2018
05/22/2018

Organization:

Tyler Arboretum

Location:

515 Painter Road
Media, PA, 19063
United States

Phone:

610-566-9134, ext. 200
Time: 
1 - 2:30pm

Garden Sprouts

Garden Sprouts programs introduce children and their favorite adult to the world of plants and gardening.
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Dates: 
04/22/2018
04/24/2018
04/25/2018

Organization:

Arden Theatre Company

Location:

Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.,
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

215.922.8900
Time: 
Varies

Snow White

This is Snow White as you’ve never seen it before. A world premiere production of the classic tale that features a beautiful princess, her evil queen, a huntsman, one magic mirror, and the legendary seven dwarfs – all brought to life by TWO ACTORS! From the writer of the Arden’s acclaimed productions of Pinocchio and The Jungle Book comes this new play that features two virtuosic performers bringing a world to life before your eyes with the vibrant creativity and thrilling theatricality you’ve come to expect from Arden Children’s Theatre.
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Dates: 
04/28/2018
Time: 
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road,
Philadelphia, PA, 19128
United States

Phone:

215-482-7300

Wilderness Living Skills: Food

Learn about sustainable wilderness living with expert Joe Blevis of Earth Living Skills.
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Dates: 
05/15/2018

Organization:

Tyler Arboretum

Location:

515 Painter Road
Media, PA, 19063
United States

Phone:

610-566-9134, ext. 200
Time: 
10 – 11:30am

Homeschool Days

Connect with other homeschool families in this program exclusively for you.
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Dates: 
04/28/2018
05/05/2018
05/12/2018

Location:

1220 American Boulevard
West Chester, PA, 19380
United States

Phone:

(610) 436-9600
Time: 
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Science Saturday

On select Saturdays between January and June 2018, the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center will host special science programs. These hour-long programs will start at 2:00 p.m. and run for approximately one hour. All programs are FREE with your paid museum admission, and no reservations are required.
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Dates: 
04/25/2018
05/09/2018
05/23/2018

Organization:

Tyler Arboretum

Location:

515 Painter Road
Media, PA, 19063
United States

Phone:

610-566-9134, ext. 200
Time: 
10 - 11:30am or 1 - 2:30pm

Little Chefs

Kids are more likely to try new foods when they help prepare them.
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Dates: 
04/22/2018
04/23/2018
04/24/2018

Location:

222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
United States

Phone:

215.448.1200
Time: 
see website for details

Philadelphia Science Festival 2018

Save the dates as the Philadelphia Science Festival returns for 2018 from April 20, 2018 through April 28, 2018.
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Dates: 
04/24/2018

Location:

222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
United States

Phone:

215.448.1200
Time: 
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Community Night

The Franklin Institute is pleased to present Community Nights!
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Dates: 
04/22/2018
04/23/2018
04/24/2018
Time: 
Varies.

Location:

Philadelphia Main Street
Main Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19127
United States

Phone:

215-482-9565

Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival and Manayunk Restaurant Week

Mark Your Calendars! Spring StrEAT Food Festival: Sunday, April 15, 11AM-5PM, Spring Restaurant Week: April 16 - April 27
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Dates: 
05/13/2018

Location:

300 W Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
United States

Phone:

+1 215-685-9285
Time: 
7:30 AM - 9 AM

Spring Migration II (Andorra Meadow)

Meet local birder Martin Selzer at the Tree House, to catch spring migration, at what should be the peak of songbird migration in Harper’s and Andorra meadows. All ages.
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Dates: 
05/20/2018
08/19/2018
09/09/2018

Location:

1220 American Boulevard
West Chester, PA, 19380
United States

Phone:

(610) 436-9600
Time: 
12:30pm

Helicopter Rides

Helicopter rides that cost $60.00 per person are offered on selected days at the museum. Each rider must sit in his/her own seat with a seat-belt fastened. No riders are permitted to sit on another's lap. There is no minimum or maximum age requirement for riders; however, if a rider is under 12-years-old, he/she must be accompanied on the ride by a parent or guardian. Rides last 5 minutes, or approximately 7 minutes with loading/unloading. Take to the skies and see the world from a different view! Gift Certificates good for one year from purchase date are available in our awesome Gift Shop OR charge by phone at 610-436-9600 OR purchase via PayPal. Your order will be shipped within 3 days upon receipt.
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Dates: 
05/03/2018
05/17/2018
05/31/2018

Organization:

Tyler Arboretum

Location:

515 Painter Road
Media, PA, 19063
United States

Phone:

610-566-9134, ext. 200
Time: 
1 - 2:30pm

Tiny Trackers

Tiny Trackers programs are for children and their favorite adult. Each program includes a lesson and nature exploration.
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Dates: 
05/02/2018
05/16/2018
05/30/2018

Organization:

Tyler Arboretum

Location:

515 Painter Road
Media, PA, 19063
United States

Phone:

610-566-9134, ext. 200
Time: 
10 - 11am & 1 - 2pm

Toddlers in Nature

Toddlers in Nature programs are for toddlers and their favorite adult.
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Dates: 
05/08/2018
05/10/2018
05/11/2018
Time: 
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location:

Philly Art Center Queen Village
514 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
United States

Phone:

215-765-2787

Philly Art Center Vacation Camp Full Day Queen Village

When school is closed, we are open! Kiddo’s love our fun and thoughtful approach to creative learning while working with a huge range of materials to get “outside the box”! Grouped by age, caring teaching artists orchestrate the fun including outside playtime. Sign up for one day or any combination of days. Camps run from 9am-3pm with extra care from 8-9am and 3-6pm (for $5/hour or $2.50/half hour). Extra Care is booked at drop-off, not online. Kids attending vacation camp must be age 5, enrolled in Kindergarten.
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Dates: 
04/26/2018
Time: 
10 AM - 2 PM

Location:

Independence NHP, Edgar Allan Poe NHS & Thaddeus Kosciuszko NM
143 S 3rd St,
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

215.448.1200

Science in the National Park / Philadelphia Science Festival

There is so much science to celebrate in the birthplace of our country!
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Dates: 
04/27/2018

Location:

300 W Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
United States

Phone:

+1 215-685-9285
Time: 
2 PM - 3:30 PM

Look Out for Lantern Fly

The invasive Spotted Lantern Fly has arrived in our area. It’s a new invasive insect that is rapidly spreading into our region, threatening our fruit crops and our native forest.
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Dates: 
04/25/2018
05/02/2018
05/09/2018

Organization:

Tyler Arboretum

Location:

515 Painter Road
Media, PA, 19063
United States

Phone:

610-566-9134, ext. 200
Time: 
4 PM – 5PM

Afterschool Adventures Club

Connect with friends and nature after school.
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Dates: 
04/29/2018
Time: 
7:30 AM - 9 AM

Location:

Houston Playground
900 Grakyn Ln
Philadelphia, PA, 19128
United States

Phone:

+1 215-685-9285

Spring Migration I (Houston Meadow)

Meet local birder Martin Selzer at Houston Playground to catch an early wave of spring migration in Houston Meadow.
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Dates: 
05/21/2018
05/25/2018
06/08/2018
Time: 
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location:

Philly Art Center Cherry Hill
1721 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003
United States

Phone:

215-765-2787

Philly Art Center Vacation Camp Full Day Cherry Hill

When school is closed, we are open! Kiddo’s love our fun and thoughtful approach to creative learning while working with a huge range of materials to get “outside the box”! Grouped by age, caring teaching artists orchestrate the fun including outside playtime. Sign up for one day or any combination of days. Camps run from 9am-3pm with extra care from 8-9am and 3-6pm (for $5/hour or $2.50/half hour). Extra Care is booked at drop-off, not online. Kids attending vacation camp must be age 5, enrolled in Kindergarten.
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Dates: 
04/28/2018

Organization:

Tyler Arboretum

Location:

515 Painter Road
Media, PA, 19063
United States

Phone:

610-566-9134, ext. 200
Time: 
11 AM - 1 PM

Family Programs: Campfire Cooking

Gather around the campfire and channel your inner chef.
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