Paleopalooza visitors can touch a real fossil with the help of Collection Manager Ned Gilmore. Photo by Will Klein, courtesy of the Academy of Natural Sciences
Paleopalooza visitors can touch a real fossil with the help of Collection Manager Ned Gilmore. Photo by Will Klein, courtesy of the Academy of Natural Sciences

Things To Do in Philly this Weekend: Maple Syrup, LEGOs, Museums March 7-8

Many Philly families dread losing a precious hour of time as the clocks spring forward this weekend. With sixty minutes less, parents and kids alike must make every moment count. Thankfully, our event calendar is filled with options for everyone.

Start off by waking up to delicious maple syrup at Peace Valley Nature Center, Fox Chase Farms, or Washington Crossing State Park. Once fortified, head to the Academy of Natural Sciences for its annual Paleopalooza which features fossil hunts, guided tours, and presentations on all things prehistoric. Lego lovers can take a ride to the Copeland Maritime Center in Wilmington for LEGO Shipbuilding Day and fans of Harry Potter can participate in a themed scavenger hunt at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Those wanting to see a show can grab seats for Footloose, the Musical! at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Families celebrating Purim can see a children's performance, participate in games, and get faces painted at Kaiserman JCC's Community Purim Carnival.

We aren't just losing an hour. We are gaining daylight as spring draws near. So be sure to get the kids outfitted for the new season by checking out our Spring Consignment Post that is constantly updated with new sales. Make your weekend special with our top picks below.


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

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Washington Crossing State Park
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, NJ 08560

First African Baptist Church Annex
814 Clifton Ave
Sharon HIll, PA 19079

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
1124 E. 7th St.
Wilmington, DE 19805

Home Depot
ALL LOCATIONS 2200 W Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145

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

Peace Valley Nature Center
170 North Chapman Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Kaiserman JCC
45 Haverford Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Philadelphia's Magic Garden
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
Virtual Storytime with Mac Barnett
Instagram Live - 3:00 PM Pick
Virtual Story Time With Oliver Jeffers
Instagram Live - various times Pick
Live-Streaming Singalongs With the Deedle Deedle Dees
https://www.facebook.com/thedeedledeedledees - various times Pick
Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari
Facebook Live - various times Pick
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