FEATURED EVENTS | Kids Out and About Philadelphia

FEATURED EVENTS

January Storytime: Dragon Dance, A Chinese New Year Book - Tennessee State Museum

Tennessee Storytime: "Dragon Dance, A Chinese New Year Book." The Chinese New Year starts on February 12 this year. Come read with us as we learn more about this special holiday!
Dates: 
01/29/2021
3:30 pm - 4 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day - The Barnes Foundation

Every first Sunday of the month admission to the Barnes is FREE! See our collection, join us for family activities, and catch the final days of 30 Americans. Kick off the new year with creative journeys in music, poetry, and sculpture.
Dates: 
02/07/2021
10 am - 5 pm
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Organization:

The Barnes Foundation

Location:

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
United States

Phone:

215.278.7000

The Matzo Ball Diaries: Stories of Food and Family

FEATURING ORIGINAL L.A. CAST! - Laugh, cry, and discover the power of food to nourish, heal, or move us to action. From learning the secret to Grandma’s brisket, to personal stories of eating disorders, to the fascinating history of how the International House of Pancakes was started, true stories of food, culture, and community are blended together with a healthy dollop of humor for a truly delicious storytelling event...for anyone who loves to eat!
Dates: 
01/24/2021
01/25/2021
01/26/2021
12 am - 11:59 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Philly Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Join us as we take a walk through Philadelphia's Old City in search of some of the city's most famous ghosts. Our experienced guides will take you on this walking tour through some of the city's most historic-and haunted- locations. Tours meet at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington Square, before walking up the Mall to see Independence Hall.
Dates: 
01/24/2021
01/25/2021
01/26/2021
8:00 PM- 9:00 PM
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Location:

Washington Square- Philadelphia
W Washington Sq
Philadelphia, PA, 19171
United States

2021 PRG Summer Camp Open House Days

Kids rock climb for FREE at PRG Open House days. Check out our facilities, meet our coaches, and receive a discount on PRG 2021 Summer Camps when you register that day!
Dates: 
01/31/2021
10 AM - 6 PM
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Location:

B-3 3500 Scotts Lane
Philadelphia, PA, 19129
United States

Phone:

877.822.7673

Trout Birthday Celebration – Day 1 (Virtual) - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium - New York

Join us on Zoom to follow the lives of our fish from baby to adult, get a sneak-peek into our Hatch House, and watch a feeding frenzy in an outdoor pond!
Dates: 
01/30/2021
11 am - 12 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

CultureFest! Lunar New Year Online Event - At Penn Museum

Kickstart 2021 as CultureFest! takes over January with virtual events leading up to Lunar New Year, a festive holiday celebrated in many Asian cultures. In partnership with Send Chinatown Love.
Dates: 
01/26/2021
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
4:00PM-5:00PM EST, 3:00PM CST, 2:00PM MST, 1:00PM PST, & 12:00PM AKST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Once Upon A Time: An Interactive Digital Musical

Second Generation Theatre and Theatre of Youth have collaborated to create an interactive theatre experience for theatre patrons ages 5-12. ONCE UPON A TIME is a 40-minute musical presented via ZOOM. It follows traditional fairy tale characters as they learn about inner strength and becoming the heroes of their own stories. An upbeat, high energy musical with captivating melodies, ONCE UPON A TIME empowers children to proudly be themselves. **ONCE UPON A TIME requires parental participation! Parents/guardians will receive an email with information on setting up some magical items before the show for your child to discover during the performance.**
Dates: 
02/13/2021
02/14/2021
02/16/2021
varies, visit website
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Latin Heat with the RPO

Join Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik for a musical journey from the Spanish heartland to the streets of Havana and Argentina! Featuring Bizet’s Carmen Suite, de Falla’s Ritual of Fire Dances, Lecuona’s Andalucia, Tyzik’s Three Latin Dances, and more!
Dates: 
01/24/2021
01/25/2021
01/26/2021
12 am - 11:59 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Fun with Needle Felting- At The Tacony LAB Community Arts Center

Needle felting, the method of creating a form using wool is a fun easy to learn process. This single session workshop gives you the opportunity to play with wool and make a small object or ornament. No experience is necessary and all materials are supplied. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/.../fun-with-needle-felting... Enrollment is very limited due to limited capacity due to Covid-19
Dates: 
01/26/2021
6:00PM-8:00PM
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Location:

6918 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19135
United States

Phone:

(267) 686-7420

Minnesota Night Skies in February Facebook Live- with the Bell Museum of Natural History

It’s time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join our planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they take you on a journey of what’s currently visible in the evening skies. Together, we’ll explore the sky above Minnesota, including seasonal constellations, the Moon, and visible planets. There’s something in the sky for everyone! Don’t forget to bring your questions, as we’ll save time for Q & A. Be sure to download your own current Minnesota Skies Guide. https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/star-map/ All ages
Dates: 
01/25/2021
5:00PM-5:30PM EST, 4:00PM-4:30PM CST, 3:00PM-3:30PM MST, 2:00PM-2:30PM PST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest -Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

The magic of the season is here and you and your loved ones can safely experience the merriment of a New Year at Winterfest. That’s right! Mask up and step outdoors for dazzling festive lights, amusements, ice skating, and sight-seeing from our physically-distanced seating areas.
Dates: 
01/24/2021
01/25/2021
01/26/2021
See website, hours vary
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Location:

121 N. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

(215) 922-2FUN

Virtual Program: Planting for Pollinators at Reinstein Woods

It’s never too early to think about your summer garden! Discover how choosing the right plants can benefit wildlife while also beautifying your yard. Pre-registration required.
Dates: 
01/26/2021
10 am
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Learn Stop Motion Animation - At The Tacony LAB Community Arts Center

Learn the basics of stop motion animation with Klementina Budnik of KXB Studio! In this three week class, you will build a character, props, and a mini set and watch your ideas come alive. This fun workshop will give you the skills to make your very own animated short.
Dates: 
02/03/2021
02/10/2021
02/17/2021
6:00PM-8:00PM
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Location:

6918 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19135
United States

Phone:

(267) 686-7420

Illuminating Autism: Building Resilience at University of Washington Autism Center

Imagine being able to help children and parents navigate through the challenges of autism. Or realize that your efforts helped advance groundbreaking research to improve interventions and create new programs. Or know that your gift helped a child enjoy the simple pleasures of summer camp. The UW Autism Center’s 5th annual benefit event, Illuminating Autism, provides the opportunity to achieve all of these dreams and more. Come join our growing community of supporters to celebrate and enjoy presentations highlighting the Center’s impact while having fun and participating in live and silent auctions.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
9:30 PM EST – 11 PM EST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Summer Intensive Auditions - The Washington Ballet

With cutting edge technology, best-in-class ballet masters and instructors, and a curriculum 75 years perfected, The Washington School of Ballet sets a new standard in ballet education. Our 2021 Summer Intensive provides students in the Upper Level (ages 12+) with the option to either train fully in-studio or in a virtual format. The Washington School of Ballet Summer Intensive gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for five weeks with our acclaimed faculty including Artistic Director Julie Kent and Professional Division Head Xiomara Reyes. Men’s division classes are led by Rinat Imaev and Damien Johnson.
Dates: 
02/06/2021
See website for details.
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Mozart & Tchaikovsky with the BPO (7 pm Eastern)

A trinity of elegant melodies cross two centuries uniting George Li’s mesmerizing performance of Mozart’s radiant Piano Concerto No. 23 with the expressive Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky, and contemporary composer Alan Jay Kernis’ other-worldly Musica Celestis.
Dates: 
01/26/2021
7 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

2021 Summer Camp Open House Day

Kids rock climb for FREE at PRG Open House days. Check out our facilities, meet our coaches, and receive a discount on PRG 2021 Summer Camps when you register that day!
Dates: 
01/30/2021
10 AM - 6 PM
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Location:

827 Glenside Avenue
Wyncote, PA, 19095
United States

Phone:

877.822.7673

Groundhog Day Festival - At John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum

Join us for a special Groundhog Day Celebration! The refuge resident goundhog, Tinicum Tim, will be making a video appearance to let us know if we can expect more winter. Learn about winter animals in an interactive storywalk! Then grab a free snack pack and winter scavenger hunt! Kid friendly! This event will be outdoors. Please follow CDC guidelines when visiting the refuge.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
10:00AM-12:00PM
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Location:

8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA, 19153
United States

Phone:

215-365-3118

Saturday Art Kids Club - The Tacony LAB Community Arts Center

Saturday Kids Club for kids 6 and up! January 2021 - Making Winter themed crafts, Snowman Painting, string art and a Winter Calming snowglobe. Pre-registration is now required for Saturday Kids Club and we are holding three Saturday sessions per month with each month a different theme.. We will have one session in the morning from 10am- 11:30 and one session from 12(noon) -1:30. SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION ONLY! SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU CAN NOT COMMIT YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS. January 16, 23, 30 10am - 11:30am OR 12pm - 1:30pm
Dates: 
01/30/2021
10:00AM-11:30AM OR 12:00PM-1:30PM
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Location:

6918 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19135
United States

Phone:

(267) 686-7420

2020 Winter Wellness Walks at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Led by an experienced Volunteer Guide, these brisk walks will stick to the paved paths and get your heart rate up Join us for a guided brisk walk in a beautiful, safe environment. Enjoy the health benefits of being active and outside in nature. Wear comfortable shoes, a mask, and dress for the weather.
The event has already taken place on this date: 
12/26/2020
1:00PM
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Location:

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
United States

Phone:

215.247.5777

VIRTUAL EVENT: Science Tales with Audubon Society of Portland

Online: Storytime comes to life in this exciting early childhood environmental education exploration program! Kids will hear stories of the earth, animals, how to be a kid exploring the natural world around them, and much more! Students will then engage in at-home activities that connect to the themes of the book read during the session.
Dates: 
01/26/2021
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Big & Little - Make a Valentine Printmaking - At The Tacony LAB Community Arts Center

Make a valentine with the sweetie in your life. Kids and their adults team up to make Valentine cards learning printmaking techniques. There are two spaces, one adult, one child per registration. As with all of our classes right now, due to reduced capacity, space is VERY limited. We will have two sessions on February 6, one session in the morning from 10am- 11:30 and one session from 12(noon) -1:30. SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION ONLY! 10am - 11:30am OR 12pm - 1:30pm SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU BOTH CAN NOT COMMIT YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND.
Dates: 
02/06/2021
10:00AM-11:30AM OR 12:00PM-1:30PM
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Location:

6918 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19135
United States

Phone:

(267) 686-7420

ComedySportz Goes Digital! (8 pm Eastern)

Small screen, big laughs! Amid social distancing, ComedySportz Buffalo is back in action! Watch players compete for virtual (family-friendly) comedy glory, all from the comfort of your own home! Registration is free and required through Zoom (limited to the first 100 guests). Running Time Approx 40 minutes.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
8 pm Eastern
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY