Kristen Sullivan

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Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Science, Arts, Nature April 24-28

Budding scientists, drama fans, and nature lovers can enjoy a variety of exciting activities found in this week's event calendar.

Engage young minds in scientific experimentation at local libraries throughout Philly. Taste test cookies in the Cookie Lab and Geek Out by participating in a science game show at Franklin Institute. Or, gaze into the nighttime skies at venues throughout the Delaware Valley to view constellations, planets, and other celestial bodies. Carve out some time in your week to take in a performance such as Charlotte's Web at The Playhouse in Wilmington or Cinderella's Glass Slipper at Collingswood Middle School across the river. Finish the week with nature excursions at Temple University's Earth Fest in Ambler or The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education's Tall Tree Playdate.

Make sure to consult our recommendations for spring activities throughout Philadelphia. Now, keep reading for our top picks for the week ahead.

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Brick Fest Live, Earth Day, Science Festival April 22-23

Living in the Delaware Valley offers many perks for Philly families such as historic Philadelphia, interesting museums, and, who is kidding who, amazing food! However, every spring, children and grown ups alike can look forward to some special annual experiences that can be found in our event calendar.

Anyone who loves building with little plastic blocks (not stepping on them, ouch!) is sure to be in Lego heaven at the annual Brick Fest Live. Celebrate Earth Day by biking down Pennypack trail, learning about the environment through play at Lardner's Point Park, visiting an environmental exhibit at the National Constitution Center, or participating in Narberth Park's NarbEarth Day. But, wait, the annual Philadelphia Science Festival is in full swing too! Opportunities include events such as Science in the which kids can participate in S.T.E.M. activities. Or deepen the experience in fields of ecology, farming, or architecture at events throughout the city.

With a jam-packed weekend of fun, be sure to narrow down your search using the filters. Now, continue reading for our top picks.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: American Revolution, Outdoor Adventures, Pete the Cat April 17-21

When Philly families consider the wide variety of opportunities for fun in and around the City of Brotherly Love, they can always count on our event calendar to deliver an exciting, educational, and entertaining line up.

Explore the brand new Museum of the American Revolution in Philly as it opens its doors for the first time this week. Use imagination and creativity during Abington Library's Scribble Bots experience. Recognize Earth Day by learning about the environment at Norristown Farm Park or Delaware Museum of Natural History. Get outside to discover daffodils, wood frogs.and other amphibians. Or, perhaps you are a fan of a zany feline named Pete? Check out TheatreWorks USA as they take the stage at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center to present Pete the Cat.

Springtime Festivals, Fairs, and Carnivals for Philly Families

Spring is here and so is festival season. Philly families look forward to a springtime season filled with festivals, fairs, and carnivals. Whether you're in the city or the 'burbs, it is definitely worthwhile to put some of these events on your family's calendar. The variety is remarkable- from science to art, from nature to culture, from food to fitness, there is truly something for everyone. Bad weather can impact some of these outdoor events so be sure to check directly with the venue if the weather seems questionable. Now, browse through our list below and get ready for a great spring!

Easter Weekend for Philly Kids: Easter Promenade & The Great Egg Hunt April 15-16

By mid-April, Philly families notice birds building nests, hyacinth, daffodils, and cherry blossom showcasing their colorful beauty, as well as frogs singing their croaky tunes, and sprouts of ever-so-slightly greener grass bursting into view. And in turn, the pages of our event calendar are enlivened with springtime happenings.

Climb aboard for a train ride at Strasburg Railroad, The Colebrookdale Railroad, or New Hope & Ivyland Railroad for a trip with the Easter Bunny. Take a wagon ride at Highland Orchards. Search for Easter treats at local egg hunts in Franklin Square, Ridley Park, East Goshen Township or Awbury Arboretum. Dig to discover artifacts at Newlin Grist Mill's Public Archaeology Program. Or, participate in a Philadelphia tradition by watching the Easter Promenade as Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail welcome springtime to the Delaware Valley.

Perhaps, though, Philly kids may be more curious about what they might find in their baskets on Easter morning. Peeps? Chocolate bunny? Jelly beans? No matter how you find your basket filled, have a "Hippity, Hoppity, Happy Easter Day."

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Spring Break, Egg Hunts, Peeps April 10-14

Woo hoo! Spring break has arrived in the Delaware Valley. And although spring break fun from a parent's point of view may be different than the fun of yesteryear, Philly families can rely upon our jam-packed events calendar for intriguing and entertaining opportunities sure to delight everyone in the family.

Start the week off with a visit to see the Easter Bunny at local farms, orchards, or railroad stations. Search for hidden treats in Langhorne, Doylestown, Yardley, or Broomall. Or, view creative ways to play with your treats at Big Blue Marble Bookstore's Peep Diorama Contest. Conclude the week with a little yoga and some sweet Friday Nights music.

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Festivals, History, Egg Hunts April 8-9

It's springtime, and Philly families can rejoice in the excitement that fills the Delaware Valley. This weekend, children and grown ups alike can find a variety of fun in some of the most unusual and unsuspecting places.

Visit Citizens Bank Park for science fun with a side of baseball at the Philadelphia Science Festival's Science in the Ballpark. Find a shovel to uncover fossils at Camden Children's Garden's Dino Day and Bug Bonanza Festival. Or, enjoy the cherry blossoms at Morris Arboretum's Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival. Slip in a history lesson with a visit to learn how chocolate was made in colonial times, a walk down the nation's oldest residential street, or an experience with old-fashioned screen printing. Be sure to carve out some time to squeeze in one of the many area egg hunts. Traditional, non-traditional, daytime, or nighttime, there is something for every family to enjoy.

With a jam-packed events calendar like this, be sure to narrow down your options by filtering by age and location. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay current with the latest springtime fun in Philly.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Outdoors, Museums, Sesame Street April 3-7

The week ahead allows Philly kids to explore the world around them through cultural festivals,museum experiences, theatrical performances, and plenty of springtime fun.

Drop by Washington Square for a free outdoor Tinkergarten class or view the cherry blossoms all week long at the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. Participate in the Delaware Art Museum's Glory of Stories program, take a gallery walk through the Philadelphia Museum of Art during Baby Bird Playdate, or drop the kids off for some fun at the Delaware Museum of Natural History for its Parents' Night Out. Take in a show this week such as Arden Theatre Company's The Light Princess or Ambler Theater's Puss In Boots by Family Stages. Or, see the gang from Sesame Street take the stage at The Liacouras Center. Be sure to head to the mall so your fur babies can get their pictures with the Easter Bunny and squeeze in an egg hunt before the weekend arrives.