The Penn Museum is thrilled to welcome you back for Día de los Muertos—the first in-person CultureFest! in more than a year!  Photo courtesy of the museum
The Penn Museum is thrilled to welcome you back for Día de los Muertos—the first in-person CultureFest! in more than a year! Photo courtesy of the museum

Best Things to Do in Philly this Weekend with Kids: Paleopalooza, Day of the Dead

Searching for family fun this weekend? Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has you covered.

We're one weekend away from Halloween, and the calendar is packed with festive celebrations. If parades are your thing, join marchers and spectators in Conshohocken, Skippack, or over at Linvilla Orchards. Or, hit up Candytopia: Halloween Sweets and Treats, when the sugar-infused pop-up transforms itself into a Halloween-themed playground. An early Day of the Dead celebration gets underway at Penn Museum, and the American Helicopter Museum's FamilyFest will feature helicopter rides, games, interesting exhibits, and more. Finally, dinosaurs dominate the discussion at the Academy of Natural Sciences' Paleopalooza, where kids can make Cretaceous crafts, participate in scavenger hunts, and explore real fossils.

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Places featured in this article:


Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market

Wilmington Riverfront/Fort Christina Park/Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

Mount Hope Estate and Winery

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Valley Forge National Historic Park

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Newtown Township's Halloween Parade
Newtown Township Administration Building - 1:00 PM Pick
ShiverQuest Scavenger Hunt 2021
Riverbend Environmental Education Center - various times Pick
Pop-Up Naturalist Series
Newlin Grist Mill - 6:00 AM
Fishing at Orchard Lake
Linvilla Orchard - 8:00 AM
Big Time: Life in an Endangerous Age
The Philadelphia Zoo - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides