Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Daniel Tiger, DiggerFest, Tiny Titans September 30-October 1

So much fun awaits Philly families throughout the Delaware Valley this weekend. From museum exhibits to harvest festivals, from free opportunities to special splurges, Philly kids are sure to be smiling ear to ear.

Begin the weekend with a trip to a local museum as some of our favorites welcome brand new exhibits. Little ones will love visiting the Please Touch Museum's Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, A Grr-iffic Exhibit. Future paleontologists can explore Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies at The Academy of Natural Sciences while future archaeologists can be inspired by the Terracotta Warriors on view at the Franklin Institute. Celebrate both the traditional and modern Korean culture at harvest festivals held at Morris Arboretum and Delaware Art Museum. Free weekend fun includes admission to Benjamin Franklin Museum on Saturday and Barnes Foundation and Brandywine River Museum on Sunday. Complete the weekend with a splurge to DiggerFest for little ones or a haunted escape room for the tweens and teens in the family.

As the cooler weather settles into the region, be sure to check out some of the amazing deals at local consignment sales. Now, continue reading for the rest of our top picks.


Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood- Philadelphia, PA
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood at the Please Touch Museum! This new exhibit, on view now until January 2018, features all your favorite characters from the award-winning PBS Kids show, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, and allows children to the learn life-lessons passed down by Fred Rogers with hands-on experiences.

Fall Harvest Festival- Medford, NJ
Take a ride across the river for some fall fun at Johnson's Corner Farm. Enjoy live music, mining for gems, corn mazes, farm animals, and cider donuts, too!

Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies- Philadelphia, PA
The Academy of Natural Sciences hosts opening weekend for this prehistoric exhibit which includes dinosaur nests and eggs from collections throughout the world.

Pumpkin Harvest Weekends- Chester Springs, PA
Search for the perfect pumpkin, take a hayride, and wander through the corn maze at Milky Way Farm. Before leaving, be sure to taste some farm fresh ice cream.

DiggerFest- West Berlin, NJ
A construction zone and fall festival collide this weekend at DiggerLand. During DiggerFest, kids can dress in costume, participate in a pumpkin launch, take a hayride, and pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

Saturday, September 30

Free Admission to Benjamin Franklin Museum- Philadelphia, PA
This inspiring museum explores the life of Benjamin Franklin. Guests can expect to view artifacts, learn about his inventions, and engage in interactive displays. Best of all, the museum is free in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

Public Stars Parties- King of Prussia, PA
Head to the Model Airplane Field at Valley Forge National Historic Park and gaze at the nighttime sky with the trained eyes of The Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers. Be sure to check the weather in advance as this event cancels if it is cloudy or raining.

Create Your Own Video Games- Ardmore, PA
Girls ages 12-14 can develop their own video game creation with the guidance of TechGirlz at Ardmore Elementary School.

History at Work- Glen Mills, PA
Visit Newlin Grist Mill to learn how to make "ship bread" during this free workshop.

Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration- Wilmington, DE
Guests at the Delaware Art Museum can explore Korean culture by experiencing a harvest ceremony, watching a martial arts demonstration, and seeing both traditional and modern dance performances.

Meet Us In The Meadow Days- Kennett Square, PA
Families can explore the meadows at Longwood Gardens learning about the bugs and engaging in discovery along the way.

Sunday, October 1

First Sundays for Families- Chadds Ford, PA
During this free event, families can explore The Brandywine River Museum exhibits as well as engage in a multitude of themed activities related to the book, Sarabelle's Thinking Cap, by Judy Schachner.

Free First Sundays at the Barnes- Philadelphia, PA
Everyone gets in free at the Barnes on the first Sunday of each month. Guests can expect special programming such as performances and demonstrations while visiting.

Revolutionary War Encampment- Schwenksville, PA
Take a walking tour of Pennypacker Mills and listen to the story about the encampment of General Washington and his soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

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