Photo courtesy of The Kimmel Center
Photo courtesy of The Kimmel Center

Free Things to Do with Philly Kids in February

Keeping the kids entertained during the winter months can be challenging. However, February offers Philly families many exciting opportunities for free fun including holiday events recognizing Groundhog's Day, Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day. Plus, this year is a Leap Year so there's an extra day of fun.

Young children can participate in an interactive musical session at The Kimmel Center.  Those interested in nature can check out free maple sugaring events at Norristown Farm Park or winter celebrations at Briar Bush Nature Center and Wagner Free Institute of Science. Future carpenters can build something special for their valentine at your local Home Depot. Tech kids can learn python programming or text mining while children interested in history can sing happy birthday to our first president, George Washington.

With so many options, it may be difficult to choose! Keep reading to discover more great ways to make memories without spending a dime, and for extra ideas for free fun, check out our Free Activities Guide.


John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
8601 Lindbergh Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Home Depot
ALL LOCATIONS 2200 W Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Lakeshore
340 W. DeKalb Pike PA 19406
King of Prussia, PA

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Brandywine River Museum
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Briar Bush Nature Center
1212 Edgehill Road
Abington, PA 19001

Lower Merion Conservancy
1301 Rose Glen Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035

Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 W Montgomery Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Kimmel Center Common Wealth Plaza
300 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Free Library of Philadelphia/ Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19003

The Franklin Institute
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

PSTV
440 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA

Norristown Farm Park
2500 Upper Farm Rd
East Norriton, PA 19403

Peace Valley Nature Center
170 North Chapman Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Green Lane Park
2144 Snyder Road
Green Lane, PA 18054