Bugfest. Photo courtesy of Academy of Natural Sciences
Bugfest. Photo courtesy of Academy of Natural Sciences

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Bug Fest, Trains, Peaches August 10-11

During this August weekend, Philly families can spend quality time together throughout the Delaware Valley at educational, exciting, intriguing, and unique activities found in our event calendar.

Take a trip into the city to learn about insects at The Academy of Natural Sciences's annual Bug Fest, a weekend long event filled with creepy crawlers. Or head to the suburbs for Churchville Nature Center's Arthropalooza, a celebration of invertebrate animals, including a bee keeping demonstration and hissing cockroach races. Young ones can squeal with delight at Thomas puffs down the tracks at Morris Arboretum while older kids can imagine what it would be like to be a wizard during Watson Adventure' Wizard Scavenger Hunt at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Festival goers are in for a treat. Downtown West Chester comes alive with excitement for its Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic Community Festival while Nicetown Park hosts its Give Back Festival. Peaches are the star of the celebration at Peddlers' Village and Camden Children's Garden. Round out the weekend with s'mores at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education or Peace Valley Nature Center.

Enjoy the weekend!


The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA 18931

Churchville Nature Center
501 Churchville Lane
Churchville, PA 18966

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

Nicetown Park
4300 Block of Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Downtown West Chester
Market Street between Church and Darlington Streets
West Chester, PA

North Wales Area Library
233 S. Swartley St.
North Wales, PA 19454

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Riverbend Environmental Education Center
1950 Spring Mill Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035

Valley Forge
1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia , PA 19406

William Brinton 1704 House
21 Oakland Road
West Chester, PA 19382

Philadelphia's Magic Garden
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Spruce Street Harbor Park
Columbus Blvd and Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802

Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Eakins Oval
Located at the northwest end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway just in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Ar
Philadelphia, PA