Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Maple Syrup, Irish Fun, Museums March 9-10

Things to do with kids in the Philly area on weekends
Photo by Thomas Stanley courtesy of Penn Museum

Daylight Saving Time is this weekend. You know, it's the dreaded time of year when we spring forward the clocks and lose an hour. With one less hour of free time, Philly families must make the fun count with a little help from our event calendar.

Wake up to delicious maple syrup at Peace Valley Nature Center or Washington Crossing State Park. Afterwards, burn off the sugar at the Philadelphia Leprechaun Run. Speaking of the Irish, there is a prelude to St. Patrick's Day fun this weekend. Families can gather for Philadelphia's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade which is held along Market Street and wraps up between 16th-20th along JFK Parkway. Once the performers are done, head to Malvern for Sober St. Patrick's Day, a family-friendly event featuring kids' activities, dancing, and prizes.

In addition to maple syrup and St. Pat's fun, museums throughout the Delaware Valley are hosting a variety of activities. Penn Museum welcomes visitors to its Music of the World event while the National Constitution Center invites scouts to complete badge work at its Girl Scout Day. Philly kids can also learn about chemistry at Delaware Children's Museum, press printing at Second Street Press, and orchids at Longwood Gardens.

So, don't forget to push those clocks ahead. At least on the positive side, Philly families can look forward to more light from now until the fall. Make it a great weekend!