Weekend Activities (2/25 and 2/26)

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National

The Lorax Read Across America storytime
All Target locations nationwide
Sat. Feb. 25, 9 to 11 a.m.
Free.

Free Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore Learning 
Sat. Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ upcoming birthday with a super-silly stick puppet designed by you! Plus print this coupon and bring with you to save 20% off any single nonsale item.

AMC Best Picture Showcase
Select AMC theatres nationwide
Sat. Feb. 25, 9 a.m. (all day)
Calling all movie fans! AMC’s annual Best Picture Showcase continues this week. Enjoy a marathon of 5 of this year’s Best Picture nominees. $40 for a one-day pass to see all five films.

 

Philadelphia-area

Terrarium Making for Kids 
Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media, PA
Sat. Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Have fun making a one-of-a-kind terrarium using miniature plants in a glass container. This is an easy class for children ages 10 and up. You’ll learn how to take care of our terrarium so that it brings you joy for a long time. Limited to 15 people, so sign up early. Cost: $15. Call 610-876-7116 to register.

Little Dog Lost, author reading 
Lansdowne Public Library, 55 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, PA
Sat. Feb. 25, 1 p.m.
Monica Carnesi, a librarian and Children’s Book author/illustrator of “Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic” will read her New York Times reviewed Picure Book and present art contest prizes. Sponsored by Animal Friends of Lansdowne as part of “Love Your Pet Month.

Maillardet Automaton Demonstration
Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia
Sun., Feb. 26 (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.)
Inside the Amazing Machine Exhibit
FREE with Museum Admission. No reservation needed.

Hugo fans are invited to celebrate the movie’s incredible eleven Oscar-nominations this Sunday at The Franklin Institute by seeing a rare live demonstration of the “boy” who started it all. The Franklin Institute’s own Maillardet Automaton, an inspiration for the novel by Brian Selznick which eventually became an award-winning film directed by Martin Scorsese, will come to life at 11:00AM and 2:00PM.

For more events and activities throughout the week, check our Kid-Friendly Events Calendar!

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