Things to Do in Philadelphia
Things to Do In Philadelphia (Jan. 26-27, 2013)
Free Family Event – Make a Valentine
Participating Michaels stores
Sat. Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free. Bring the family and create a handmade Valentine card for free.
Story time with Costume Character Spot
Barnes & Noble, 301 Main Street, Exton, PA
Sat. Jan. 26, 11 a.m.
Join us in the children’s department “under the trees” for storytime. Special guest: costume character Spot. Free.
Delia’s Dull Day – Storytime Author Event
Barnes & Noble, The Metroplex – 2300 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Sun. Jan. 26, 11 a.m.
Join us for a special storytime featuring author Andy Myer reading from his book Delia’s Dull Day. Delia complains that nothing ever happens to her, but perhaps if she decided to look up, she’d see the elephants marching through her house.
Kids’ Matinees: All Dogs Go to Heaven
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA
Sat., Jan. 26 at 11 a.m.
Presented by Main Line Animal Rescue. Adults $5 and kids $4. Rated G.
Community Paint Day for Philadelphia Zoo Mural
The Gallery at Market East, 9th and Market Streets (Level 2), Philadelphia
Sat. Jan. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come roll up your sleeves and work alongside muralist Eurhi Jones and her assistants on the production of this 8,000 square foot mural by helping paint panels that highlight the Zoo’s wildlife and environment. No painting experience necessary and all supplies provided. NOTE: This activity is for adults and kids ages 7 and over. A coloring activity will be provided for children under the age of 7. Three 1-hour sessions will be offered. Each can accommodate 30 guests. Event is free, but reservations are required.
Free Crafts for Kids – Magnetic Snowman Notepad
Sat. Jan. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the season with a decorative notepad that sticks right to the fridge. Plus print this coupon and bring with you to save $5 off a $25 purchase. *Lakeshore Learning has free activities for kids every Saturday!
LEGO Chima Challenge – Toys R Us
Participating Toys R Us stores
Sat. Jan. 26, 12 to 2 p.m.
Free. Bring your friends and compete in CHIMA Speedorz Challenges and catch a preview of the new series “Legends of CHIMA” coming to Cartoon Network this summer.
Turtle Story Times with local author Donna Zapala
Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ
Sat., Jan. 26 (12:00, 1:15 and 2:15 p.m.)
To celebrate the aquarium’s newest exhibit, Turtles: Journey of Survival, local writer Donna M. Zappala reads her children’s book, “What Kind of Turtle Am I?” Includes interactive elements and a hands-on craft activity. Copies of the book also available for sale and autographs. Free and included with admission to Adventure Aquarium. Space limited and attendance is first come/first serve. Doors open 10 minutes before start time.
Clover Market – Winter Market
23rd Street Armory, 22 s. 23rd St., Philadelphia PA
Sun. Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Clover Market, the open-air market, usually found outdoors in Ardmore during the spring and fall, is traveling to Philadelphia’s 23rd St. Armory for an indoor version of their popular market. Looking for a unique, handmade, vintage gift for Valentine’s Day? With 55 vendors, food trucks and DIY workshops, you’re sure to find something special.
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!