Things to Do in Philadelphia {Feb. 1-3, 2013}

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Things to Do in Philadelphia

things to do in Philadelphia

Things to Do In Philadelphia (Feb. 1-3, 2013)


Clifford is Coming!
Barnes & Noble, Rittenhouse Square, 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Fri., Feb. 1, 4 p.m.
Clifford is coming! Bring your cameras today as we welcome the world’s largest red dog for a highly anticipated meet and greet! We’ll read a special story in his honor, and color pictures of him as a souvenir of his visit.

First Friday “HeARTS and Crafts” Festival of Love
Creative Living Room, 15 Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA
Fri. Feb. 1, 2013, 6-7 p.m.
Get ready for Valentine’s Day with heartwarming stories, songs, and crafts galore. Enjoy creating valentine cards, heart pockets, banners, animals and more for friends and family this holiday in this festival of fun for everyone. Share your love by making a special card to send to our seniors at a local retirement community in Chester. Geared for ages 2-7. No reservations necessary. All welcome. Free.


Kids’ Workshop – Build a Valentine Card Holder
Participating Home Depot stores
Sat. Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free hands-on kids’ workshops designed for children ages 5-12. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids’ Workshop apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Maple Sugaring Exploration
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 
Sat. Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Put on mittens and hats and come to see how maple syrup is made. Begin indoors with some background about trees and how sap rises in the spring, and then head out to learn about tapping trees and collecting sap. Watch how sap is boiled down over a fire and enjoy a taste of the yummy finished product. This program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Pre-registration required. $6 members; $8 non-members. 610-566-9134 ext. 215

Free Crafts for Kids – Just Hanging Around! Puppy Pal
Lakeshore Learning 
Sat. Feb. 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Children will love hanging out with a cute puppy pal they make themselves. Plus print this coupon and bring with you to save $5 off a $25 purchase. *Lakeshore Learning has free activities for kids every Saturday!

Kids’ Matinees: Bright Eyes with Shirley Temple
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA
Sat., Feb. 2 at 11 a.m.
Presented by Bryn Mawr Trust. Adults $5 and kids $4. Shirley Temple earned a special “miniature” Academy Award for her charming turn as a bright-eyed orphan sent to live with a family of curmudgeons. Rejected by the crabby clan, Temple’s emotional wounds are healed by the love of her aviator godfather. Watch out for the evil, pint-size villainess Joy (Jane Withers) and her dastardly doll-destroying habit!

Gregory’s Shadow – storytime
Barnes & Noble, 150 West Swedesford Road, Devon, PA
Sat. Feb. 2, 11 a.m.
Do you want more winter or are you ready for spring? Join us as we celebrate Groundhog’s Day.

Saturday Storytime with special guest Eeyore
Barnes & Noble, 301 Main Street, Exton, PA
Sat., Feb. 2, 11 a.m.
Join us “under the trees” in the Children’s Department for Storytime. Special guest is (costume character) Eeyore!

Mastering the Mommy Track – author signing
Barnes & Noble, Rittenhouse Square, 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Sat., Feb. 2, 12 p.m.
Many working mothers today face great tension between their families and careers. They are more likely than men to feel pressed for time and conflicted about being away from young children while working. Erin Flynn Jay talks about her book.


Celebrate Elmo’s Birthday!
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic (Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park), Philadelphia
Sun. Feb. 3, 12 to 2 p.m.
Join us for a special meet and greet. Enjoy story time and sing happy birthday to Elmo and take pictures with your favorite furry friend. In Please Touch Museum’s Hamilton Hall.

Author Visit – Skippyjon Jones author Judy Schachner
Lansdowne Public Library, 55 S. Lansdowne, Lansdowne, PA
Sun. Feb. 3, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
To celebrate Love Your Pet Month, bestselling author Judy Schachner reads from her popular Skippyjon Jones series. Books available for purchase and signing. All proceeds benefit Animal Friends of Lansdowne. (Thanks, PhillyFun4Kids!)

All weekend

Bank of America’s Museums on Us (free admission)
Participating museums nationwide
Feb. 2 & 3
The Bank of America Museums on Us program offers free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide for Bank of America cardholders. Each cardholder gets one free general admission. All you need is a photo ID and your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card. View full list of museums here.Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (musical)
Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Feb. 1-9 (times vary)
Alexander is having a really, really bad day. He wakes up with gum in his hair, his best friend abandons him on the playground and his mom forgets to put dessert in his lunch box. Might as well pack up and move to Australia! This totally awesome musical is sure to tickle your funny bone as it helps kids understand that some days are just like that. Running time is 1 hour. Tickets $10-16.Franklin the Turtle Meet & Greet 
Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ
Sat. & Sun., Feb. 2 & 3  (Appearances 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Everyone’s favorite fun-loving and friendly Nick Jr star, Franklin the Turtle, will be live and in-person Saturday and Sunday, February 2 – 3 from 10 am – 4 pm at Adventure Aquarium. Come start a face to face friendship with Franklin. Here’s your chance to meet the shelled star himself, pose for pics and experience all there is to see and do during Turtles: Journey of Survival at Adventure Aquarium.

Fore! The Planet (indoor mini golf) and Recycled Tree Maze
Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA
Open every day. Sun-Thurs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday/Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Eighteen educational holes explore butterfly metamorphosis, tropical rainforest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains and more. $6.95 (ages 11 and over) and $4.95 (ages 10 and under). See our full review from last year here.

For more events and things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding area throughout the week, check our Kid-Friendly Events Calendar!

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