Living in the Delaware Valley offers many perks for Philly families such as historic Philadelphia, interesting museums, and, who is kidding who, amazing food! However, every spring, children and grown ups alike can look forward to some special annual experiences that can be found in our event calendar.
Anyone who loves building with little plastic blocks (not stepping on them, ouch!) is sure to be in Lego heaven at the annual Brick Fest Live. Celebrate Earth Day by biking down Pennypack trail, learning about the environment through play at Lardner's Point Park, visiting an environmental exhibit at the National Constitution Center, or participating in Narberth Park's NarbEarth Day. But, wait, the annual Philadelphia Science Festival is in full swing too! Opportunities include events such as Science in the Park.in which kids can participate in S.T.E.M. activities. Or deepen the experience in fields of ecology, farming, or architecture at events throughout the city.
With a jam-packed weekend of fun, be sure to narrow down your search using the filters. Now, continue reading for our top picks.
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Brick Fest Live- Oaks, PA
Build and race lego cars, create a floor puzzle and mosaic, and play in the brick pit at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
The Berenstain Bears LIVE!- Bristol, PA
The loveable bear family deal with the trials and tribulations of family life during this production at Bristol Riverside Theatre.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition- Philadelphia, PA
If you still haven't seen Jurassic World, this is your last weekend to experience the dinosaurs at the Franklin Institute.
Saturday, April 22
Earth Day- Philadelphia, PA
Conservationalists President Theodore Roosevelt and Lady Bird Johnson and their work are featured during Earth Day at the National Constitution Center.
Daffodil Day- Wilmington, DE
The flowers are in bloom at Winterthur. Wander throughout the property to see the exquisite yellow fields. Be sure to stop by the Visitor Center to make crafts and see the Children's Daffodil Show.
International Spring Festival- Lansdale, PA
Diversity is celebrated at this free festival which features multicultural exhibits, a huge variety of foods, games and activities for children, a family health fair, and many entertaining performers.
Carnival of the Animals- Philadelphia, PA
Embrace the arts at the Kimmel Center as the Philadelphia Orchestra presents Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals.
NarbEarth Day- Narberth, PA
Head over to Narberth Park for an afternoon filled with games, music, a silent auction, and a used book sale.
Science in the Park- Philadelphia, PA
As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Clark Park, and Hunting Park all host events to provide children the chance to explore science, technology, engineering, and math.
Mommy/Daddy and Me Mindfulness Class- Philadelphia, PA
Geared towards children 7 and under, this class provides parent and child time to mediate, control emotions, and concentrate by using playful techniques.
Sky Tour- Avondale, PA
Explore the nighttime sky with the help of the Chester County Astronomical Society and high-tech telescopes.
Sunday, April 23
Be a Farm Scientist!- Philadelphia, PA
Learn about the science of farming at Saul High School's Henry Got Crops CSA. Be sure to wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt.
Free Family Sundays- Wilmington, DE
Participate in a scavenger hunt while exploring the Delaware Museum of Art during this free family-friendly event. This month's theme is From Trash to Treasure.
Be an 18th and 19th Century Doctor- Philadelphia, PA
Guests who visit Pennsylvania Hospital can experience what it was like to practice medicine long ago.
Photo courtesy of Brick Fest Live.