Unlock the secrets of artificial intelligence at Now/Next at the Franklin Institute. Photo courtesy of the institute
Unlock the secrets of artificial intelligence at Now/Next at the Franklin Institute. Photo courtesy of the institute

Things to Do in Philly this Weekend and Beyond: Outdoor Adventures, Storytimes, Museums

As another weekend approaches, Phillly parents might be searching for ways to differentiate weekdays from Saturday and Sunday. After all, many of us are still schooling and working from home and the routine can become boring. Why not find some fun in our events calendar?

If you like being outdoors, there are plenty of places to explore. Take a self-guided tour of Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and be sure to pick up an exploration kit at the visitors center. Look for signs of wildlife on the grounds of Fort Mifflin. Or, take a winter hike at one of these recently highlighted locations in the area.

A few storytime sessions made our top picks this week. Little ones can check out History Heroes Storytime at Winterthur or listen to stories in Dilworth Park's Wintergarden. Older kids can enjoy a visit to Penn Museum for its newest exhibit titled Invisible Beauty: The Art of Archaeological Science. Everyone in the family can climb aboard the Snowflake Special at Colebrookdale Railroad or get creative during a family painting session.

Prefer to stay home? Remember to check out Poppins@Home. Philly teens can learn how to make healthy lunches while young ones can play some Minecraft, or explore science. Kids can also get the wiggles out with a dance lesson or movement session. With this lineup, kids are sure to feel as if t's the weekend! Read on for additional ideas on how to make the most of yours.

 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.

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

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

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

Colebrookdale Railroad
Post Office Box 492
Boyertown, PA 19512

Sky Zone Glen Mills
10 Conchester Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE 19807

Springfield Mall
1250 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, PA 19064

The Museum of American History at Deptford, NJ
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ 08093-1627

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

Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Blue Cross RiverRink
101 South Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA 19063

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

Portside Art Center
2531 E. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

East Passyunk Community Center
11th and Mifflin
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Gold Star Park
613 Wharton St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

William T. Granahan Playground
338-50 N. 65th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19151

John J. McCreesh, Sr. Playground
6744 Regent St.
Philadelphia, PA 19142

McMichael Park
3201 Midvale Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Nicetown Park
4300 Block of Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Playground
6455 Walker St.
Philadelphia, PA 19135

Disston Recreation Center
4423 Longshore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19135

Capitolo Playground
900 Federal Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Victor J. Moss Memorial Field
5700 Torresdale Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19135

Gifford Playground
575 Tomlinson Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19116

Hayes Playground
9850 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Bear Creek Mountain Resort
101 Doe Mountain Ln
Macungie, PA 18062

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
1424 Overland Pass
Claysburg, PA 16625

Blue Mountain Resort
1660 Blue Mountain Dr
Palmerton, PA 18071

Camelback Mountain Resort
301 Resort Dr
Tannersville, PA 18372

Liberty Mountain Resort
78 Country Club Trail
Caroll Valley, PA 17320

Roundtop Mountain Resort
925 Roundtop Rd
Lewisberry, PA 17339

Shawnee Mountain Resort
401 Hollow Rd
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Elk Mountain
344 Elk Mountain Rd.
Union Dale, PA 18470

Hidden Valley Resort
Hidden Valley, PA 15502

Laurel Mountain
374 Summit Ski Road
Boswell, PA 15531

Mystic Mountain
Farmginton, PA 15437

Montage Mountain
1000 Montage Mountain Rd
Scranton, PA 18507

Seven Springs
777 Waterwheel Dr
Seven Springs, PA 15622

Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain
192 Karl Hope Blvd.
Lackawaxen, PA 18435

Ski Sawmill
383 Oregon Hill Rd
Morris, PA 16938

Tussey Mountain
301 Bear Meadows Rd
Boalsburg, PA 16827

Whitetail Ski Resort
13805 Blairs Valley Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236

Bear Creek
101 Doe Mountain Lane
Lehigh Valley, PA 18062

Blue Mountain
1660 Blue Mountain Drive
Palmerton, PA 18071

Camelback Moutain
107 Resort Dr.
Tannersville, PA 18372

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

Shawnee Moutain
401 Hollow Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Montage Mountain Resorts
1000 Montage Mountain Rd
Scranton , PA 18507

Roundtop Mountain Resort
925 Roundtop Rd
Lewisberry, PA 17339

Iron Valley Tubing
201 Iron Valley Drive
Lebanon, PA 17042

Whitetail Ski Resort
13805 Blairs Valley Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236

White Lightning at Fernwood
124 Golf Dr #2
East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

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

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
Southampton Story Stroll
Tamanend Park - 8:00 AM
Holiday Magic at Brandywine
Brandywine River Museum - 9:30 AM
Fore! The Planet Indoor Mini Golf
Linvilla Orchards - 9:00 AM
Dilworth Park - 9:00 AM
Magic Mornings
Briar Bush Nature Center - 10:30 AM
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