National Constitution Center. Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia
National Constitution Center. Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Presidents Day Weekend Things to Do in Philly: History, Superheroes, Culture

Philly families throughout the Delaware Valley look forward to Presidents Day Weekend. This three-day reprieve provides a much needed break from the routine of school and work. Spend the free time by sharing in some of the amazing activities found in our event calendar. Everyone from history buffs to museum goers to outdoors enthusiasts are sure to be entertained.

It makes sense to first recognize this holiday weekend with a little history lesson. Families can discover facts about the role of the presidency at the National Constitution Center, eat birthday cake with George Washington at Washington Crossing Historical Park, or participate in interactive discovery carts at the Museum of the American Revolution. Then, visit the The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for its latest exhibit entitled Survival of the Slowest which teaches guests about animals such as sloths, tortoises, and tarantulas, or swing by The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion for its Butterfly Love Fest where kids can make crafts, play games, and participate in a live butterfly release. Speaking of animals with wings, The Great Backyard Bird Count at Laurel Hill Gardens or West Laurel Hill Cemetery is a fantastic chance to search for feathered friends. Extend the fun by building a birdhouse for the backyard at Warwick County Park.

Additional ideas can be found in the Free Things to Do with Philly Kids in February post and in the list below. Have a great long weekend!


National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Warwick High School
301 W. Orange Street
Lititz, PA

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103

Museum of the American Revolution
101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion
8046 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Laurel Hill Gardens
8125 Germantown Avenue
Chestnut Hill, PA 19118

West Laurel Hill Cemetery
215 Belmont Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Warwick County Park
382 County Park Road
Pottstown, PA

Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business and Industry
1751 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Drive
Cherry Hill, NJ

Ambler Theater
108 E Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002

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

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348