It’s a week filled with important questions. Who’s going to win, the Patriots or the Giants? Will Punxatawney Phil see his shadow or not? And what does that mean, anyway? We have another important question for you. What’s your favorite disco song? Comment below and tell us, and you could win a family four pack of tickets to the February 11 Baby Loves Disco show!By Pamela Badolato Photo courtesy of The Franklin Institute
Monday, January 30
The Please Touch Playhouse presents Happy Birthday Moon, an interactive tale of love and forgiveness at the Please Touch Museum. Show times are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
The Middletown Free Library of Lima hosts Preschool Yoga at 1:30 pm for children ages 3-6. Yoga mats will be provided.
Tuesday, January 31
The Franklin Institute has a brand new exhibit called Design Zone, highlighting the importance of science and mathematical thinking. Do you kids ever ask why they need math and science? This exhibit will teach them that they’ll use those skills in fun-sounding careers like videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers, and more.
Are your kids tired of being in the house? Head out to Glen Mills for 1/2 price day at Oasis Family Fun Center. They have a soft playground with slides, tunnels, mazes, and obstacles to entertain children as little as one year old!
Wednesday, February 1
Smith The Kids Play Place in the Park hosts Story Time in the Playhouse for children 5 and younger. Sing songs and read stories, then be sure to take a ride down the giant slide!
Kids’ Klub at the Plymouth Meeting Mall brings educational fun to the Center Court. This free event promises to engage kids both cognitively and creatively. Pre-registration is required.
It’s the First Wednesday of the month, which means $2 admission from 5 pm-7 pm at the Please Touch Museum.
Thursday, February 2
Celebrate Groundhog Day at the Schuylkill Center! Crawl through a groundhog tunnel, make shadow drawings, and search for signs of spring.
Don’t just celebrate Groundhog’s Day once, celebrate it again this afternoon at Rolling Hill Park in Gladwynne with the Lower Merion Conservancy’s Groundhog Festival. Play games, go on a scavenger hunt, learn about the adaptations animals make for winter, and make your very own weather-predicting groundhog to take home.
Friday, February 3
Celebrate Elmo’s birthday at the Please Touch Museum with a meet and great at 11 am.
Little & Big Artist Collaborative: Valentine’s with heART at the Main Line Art Center allows children and their caregiver to work together to experiment with art, get creative, and take home a masterpiece.
First Friday Main Line is back with their signature event: Foodapalooza IV at Haverford Estates (which is just behind the Main Line Art Center, so check out the event below, too!). Sample food from the best area restaurants including A Taste of Olive, Carlino’s Market, Firinji, MilkBoy, Whole Foods Market, Tired Hands Brewery, and many more. Buy tickets in advance!
Unframed & Uncorked Art Sale at the Main Line Art Center showcases work from community artists for a one-night-only fun and informal art sale. Grab a glass of wine and get shopping!
Saturday, February 4
Radnor Elementary School invites community members to their 10th Annual Winter Carnival. Games, entertainment, silent auction, a moon bounce and more are presented by the Parent-Teacher Organization.
Learn everything you need to know about estate planning, drafting your will, and life insurance policies at Nurture’s Estate Planning for Your Kids Protection workshop.
The Radnor Hotel hosts its annual Children’s Valentine’s Tea, where guests are welcomed by the Valentine Fairy for an afternoon of magic, fun, and entertainment. A selection of traditional tea treats, sparkling cider, and hot chocolate will be served while the Valentine Fairy entertains the children, followed by a sing-along and a chance for each child to create a personalized gift.
Tredyffrin Lirbrary’s Dance Your Heart Out Marathon benefits two educational organizations in the community: The Tredyffrin Public Library and FLITE, Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown. Children can dance in groups or individually, kids 12 and younger can dance from 3-5 pm and teens ages 13 and older from 7-11 pm.
Sunday, February 5
Take a hike along the brand new Cynwyd Heritage Trail with friends and learn the newest happenings on the Cynwyd Station and the Trail. This hike is co-sponsored by the Lower Merion Conservancy and Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.
Temple Sholom in Broomall invites the community to a musical program for all ages. The concert will feature a variety of works by many composers from different eras.