It's maple sugaring season: How sweet it is. Photo courtesy of Philly Parks & Rec
It's maple sugaring season: How sweet it is. Photo courtesy of Philly Parks & Rec

Things to Do in Philly this Weekend and Beyond: Ghost Tours, Franklin Square, Scavenger Hunts

While Philly families prepare to bid February a fond farewell, our event calendar is ready to help parents make these last days of the month exciting and memorable for their children.

Adventure seekers can try throwing an axe at Bury the Hatchet's Family Fun Day. Older kids might enjoy hearing spooky ghost stories at Fort Mifflin or throughout Old City and Society Hill, while young ones might prefer wandering about Chinatown on a scavenger hunt to celebrate the Year of the Ox. After working up an appetite, everyone is sure to appreciate eating lunch or dinner in an igloo, yurt, or greenhouse. Best of all, no dishes to clean up and more time for fun!

There are several activities throughout the city that conclude this weekend. Be sure to take a final spin on the ice at Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, visit the Leaders and Legends of North Philadelphia display prior to its closing date, or play a round of Chilly Philly Mini Golf while seeing the lights at Franklin Square before they are turned off for the season.

Remember to browse through our Winter Fun Guide, which is filled with additional ideas on how to make the most of these cold, blustery days. No matter what you do, make it a great weekend.

As COVID circumstances unfold, check directly with a venue website for updates before heading out. Keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing measures. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find other exciting options. Note: Photos in this post are from prior to the pandemic.  


Wolf's Hollow County Park, Parking Lot
1399 Schoff Road
Atglen, PA 19310

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware
Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Hibernia Park
1 Park Road
Coatesville, PA 19320

Sechler Sugar Shack
7758 Kingwood Rd
Confluence, PA 15557

Chinatown
Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Bury the Hatchet
1719 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor
Philadelphia , PA 19146

Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Dilworth Park
City Hall at North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Exton Square Mall
260 Exton Square Parkway
Exton, PA 19341

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Brandywine River Museum
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

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

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

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

Crayola Experience
30 Centre Square
Easton, PA 18042

American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd
West Chester, PA 19380

Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
145 Liberty Ln,
Chalfont, PA 18914

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
10 Conchester Rd
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Mercer Museum
84 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

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

Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Art Museum Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Eastern State Penitentiary
22nd & Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

High Rocks State Park
Pipersville , PA

McKaig Nature Education Center
889 Croton Road
Wayne , PA

Newlin Grist Mill
219 S. Cheyney Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Valley Forge National Historic Park
1400 N Outer Line Dr
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Wissahickon Valley Park
Valley Green Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19128

National Aquarium
501 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd
Ronks, PA 17572

The Gettysburg Foundation
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Hersheypark
100 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

American Dream
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Jack Frost and Big Boulder Moutain
357 Big Boulder Drive Lake
Harmony, PA 18264

Cape May
Cape May, NJ 08204
PECO Free First Sundays at the Barnes
The Barnes Foundation - 10:00 AM Pick
Maple Sugaring at Washington Crossing State Park
Washington Crossing State Park - 1:00 PM Pick
Pay What You Wish
Philadelphia Museum of Art - various times Pick
Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
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