Whether it is the iPad, WiiU, or XBox360, electronic devices entertain, educate, and occupy my children for hours (yes, hours) on any given weekend. Sometimes it can be challenging to pull kids away from technology play, but when they are unplugged, they realize the volume of options beyond Minecraft and Super Mario Bros. During this first weekend in March, take a break from electronics and experience something new and exciting.
There are nature experiences, science opportunities, history lessons, and cultural endeavors this weekend. The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show makes its annual debut. What better way to explore our country than visiting this annual show? This year's theme, Explore America, recognizes 100 year of The National Park Service. The Academy of Natural Science hosts Paleopalooza, its annual two-day festival in which children can discover the world of fossils through crafts, workshops, and scavenger hunts. Valley Forge National Historical Park helps kids learn about what it was like to be in the Continental Army. And, the Kimmel Center offers the opportunity to foster a love for music at its Yannick's Guide to the Orchestra event.
Read below for the rest of our top picks, and be sure to browse our Events Calendar to view the entire listing. Narrow down your selections by using the location, age, and tags categories. So, hide the kids' chargers, turn off the television, and go have some fun. The kids will thank you for it!