Get hands on at the Very Eric Carle exhibit. Photo by Larry Rippel
Get hands on at the Very Eric Carle exhibit. Photo by Larry Rippel

Things to Do in Philly this Weekend: Museums, Performances, Nature January 11-12

Throughout the Delaware Valley, families have settled back into the routine of school, work, and extracurricular activities. And, while many thrive on schedules and predictability, a little spontaneity can often add some much needed excitement to a dull and dreary January weekend.

Escape the humdrum of a typical weekend by exploring local museums. Penn Museum hosts its Second Saturdays programming featuring the theme, The Things We Wear. The Center for Architecture + Design invites families to its free workshops in which they can learn about graphic design. Little ones can literally become part of an Eric Carle book at the Please Touch Museum while older kids feeling a little bit daring can stay overnight for The Franklin Institute's Camp-In that offers a Worst Case Scenario experience.

After checking out the museums, find a seat at a local theater. Families can find James and the Giant Peach on stage at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, The Snow Queeen at Arden Theatre, Disney's Newsies at the Delaware Children's Theatre, and A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespearean Sock Hop at Wolf Performing Arts Center.

There is nothing boring with this line-up! Continue reading for more ways to fill your weekend with fun.


Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 North High Street,
West Chester, PA 19380

Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA 19456

Delaware Children's Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19806

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Center for Architecture + Design
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063

Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Microsoft Store - King of Prussia Mall
160 N. Gulph Rd Pennsylvania
King of Prussia , PA 19406

Esperanza Arts Center
4261 North 5th. Street
Philadelphia, PA 1914

Free Library of Philadelphia/ Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19003

Wolf Performing Arts Center
1240 Montrose Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806

Mütter Museum
19 S 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA
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