Training the new recruits during Siege Weekend. Photo courtesy of Fort Mifflin
Training the new recruits during Siege Weekend. Photo courtesy of Fort Mifflin

Veterans Day Weekend Things to Do in Philly: CraftNOWCreate, History, Museums November 9-10

This November weekend brings many exciting activities to the Delaware Valley for Philly families. From the city to the suburbs, Philly kids can learn, discover, and grow as they enjoy some of the many options found in our event calendar.

Start out in Philadelphia at CraftNOWCreate. This free event held at the Kimmel Center's Commonwealth Plaza allows guests to participate in a variety of engaging, hands-on activities showcasing artisan techniques. Baby Shark fans can see a one-of-a-kind concert at the Academy of Music as Baby Shark Live! takes the stage. History buffs can visit Fort Mifflin for Siege Weekend to learn about the Revolutionary War as it is brought to life by reenactors or the Benjamin Franklin Museum which offers free admission on Veterans Day to discover the impact of Franklin's inventions on the world.

Cross the river to check out Camden Children's Garden and its annual Train Festival featuring train-themed crafts, stories, games, and rides. Drop by the Garden State Discovery Museum for its Open Arms- Family Evenings especially for those families with children on the autism spectrum. Or, check off a few final fall bucket list items by enjoying a hayride, fall hike, or weekend getaway.

Remember to pause for those who have served to keep our country safe by attending a Veterans Day parade in Media or West Chester, a ceremony on the Cruiser Olympia or museum featuring patriotic activities at the National Constitution Center.

Read on for our top picks and have a great weekend!

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware
Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103

Second State Press
1400 North American Street B103
Philadelphia, PA 19122

The Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Evolve IP
989 Old Eagle School Rd. Ste 815
Wayne, PA 19087

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia , PA 19102

Academy Of Music
240 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Factory in Oaks
2200 West Drive
Oaks , PA 19456

Philadelphia's Magic Garden
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

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

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Drive
Cherry Hill, NJ

Downtown Media
State and Jackson Streets
Media, PA 19063

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Benjamin Franklin Museum
143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd and Walnut Street Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA 19106