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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: February 11–17

Need plans? We've got something great, every day.

Need plans? We’ve got something great, every day.

 

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Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

Through March

137 West Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences with 18 holes of golf that each explore a different topic of our natural world.

Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens

January 19—March 24

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids from around the world.

 

Monday

Merge Dance at Gladwyne Library
10:30-11 am
362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Drop in for a half hour of music and dance. Ages 0-3. No registration required. Read More
Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP
10:30-11 am
cBOP, 393 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford
The Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along! Best suited for ages baby- 4 years. $12 at the door. Babies under 6 months free. Read More
Toddler Pottery Workshop: Baby Shark
11 am-noon
Busy Bees Pottery and Arts Studio, 459 Baltimore Pike, Springfield
Toddlers ages 18 months - 4 years (with a grownup) will paint a shark figurine then have storytime! Pieces will be available for pick up 5-7 days after the workshop. Register online. Read More
Yoga@Play
11:15 am-noon
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Yoga@Play returns to the Gladwyne Library for some toddler and parent fun on the mat! Call to register. Read More
Teen Art Club
2:30 pm – 4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Middle school and high school patrons can have fun while hanging out and exploring various artistic mediums. Read More

Tuesday

Valentine Card Make-and-Take at Tredyffrin Public Library
582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Drop into the Children’s Department anytime on February 12 to make a Valentine for someone special. Supplies provided. Read More
Trial Spanish Mommy and Me
9:50 am
Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High Street, West Chester
Learn Spanish with your little one in this free trial class (no need to register) including dancing, games, singing, and crafts. Age 9 months - 6 years. Read More
Stroller Tour at Brandywine River Museum
10:30 am
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd., Chadds Ford
Bring your baby for a stroller tour of the galleries. This week, focus on the art of Andrew Wyeth. Included with admission. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Nature Inspired Crafts
1-2:30 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
This week's craft is Valentine's themed, as kids will learn to make long-lasting faux flowers out of pine cones. For ages 4-6. Pre-register online. Read More
Evil Genius Lab
2:30 – 4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Evil Genius Lab invites teens (grades 6-12) to drop in on a Tuesday to test out lots of different STEM and maker materials. Activities include building roller coasters or robots, creating music with sound engineering equipment, exploring virtual reality games, and more. Read More
Valentines’ Day Craft at Bala Cynwyd Library
3-5 pm
131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Kids preschool-aged and older can drop by the Junior Room to make a handmade Valentine. No registration required. Read More

Wednesday

Charming Star Playroom Grand Re-Opening
4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
One month after the devastating flood that wrecked Charming Star Playroom, they are re-opening on Wednesday! Read More
Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle
10 am
Lulu's Casita
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Lulu's hosts a mini fiesta and bilingual story time every Wednesday at 10 am with the legendary Ms. Val. Then stay and play afterwards! Read More
Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs
10-11:30 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
This week, kids will learn to make crepes! Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome. Pre-register online. Read More
Bilingual Storytime
1-1:30 pm
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville
Come and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish and English. Presented in collaboration with Ursinus College. Spanish-speakers and non-Spanish speakers welcome. This event is free; registration is not required. Read More
Video Game Quizzo for Teens
2:30-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Play through five rounds of trivia that will test your knowledge of all things related to video games. Teens can play as individuals or on teams of up to three. Read More
Simple Circuit Greeting Cards
4:30-5:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
This workshop is for kids ages 8-14. They will use the materials provided to make cards  (limit 2 per person). Registration required. Read More
Family Valentine’s Story and Craft
5:30-7:30 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Listen to a Valentine’s story, and then decorate a cookie to take home. All ages welcome. Read More

Thursday

Valentine’s Day Toddler Bounce
10-11:30 am
BounceU of Collegeville, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville
Little ones get 60 minutes of bounce time, followed by a special Valentine’s sweet treat and Valentine’s craft! Reserve your spot online. Read More
Three Dollar Thursdays at Elmwood Park Zoo
10 am-4:30 pm
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Visit Elmwood Park Zoo on Thursdays during January and February for $3 admission for children ages 3-12. Read More
Children’s Read-Aloud Tour at Brandywine River Museum
10:30 am
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd., Chadds Ford
Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the museum, and make their own creative works in this popular program. This week is Valentine's themed! Register online. Read More
Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP
10:30-11 am
cBOP, 393 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford
The Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along! Best suited for ages baby- 4 years. $12 at the door. Babies under 6 months free. Read More
Valentine’s Party with Princess Poppy
10:30 am-noon
Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Lulu’s Casita is having a Valentine’s Day party with special guest Poppy from Trolls. Enjoy storytime, bubble dance, crafts, treats, and more. $20 per child. Register at info@luluscasita.com Read More
Valentines Day Baking and Decorating Camp
1-3:30 pm
The Big Tasty Club, 222 Booth Ln., Haverford
Kids will make a variety of sugar cookies of different shapes and toppings, as well as piñata cupcakes with a variety of fillings and toppings. Decorate gift boxes and then take them home to gift to loved ones. Kids will take home 4 cupcakes and ... Read More
Valentines’ Day Craft at Bala Cynwyd Library
3-5 pm
131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Kids preschool-aged and older can drop by the Junior Room to make a handmade Valentine. No registration required. Read More
Teen Pal-entine’s Day Party
3:30-4:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Ave., Wayne
Teens (grades 6-12) can join for sweet candy making—dip Oreos and make chocolate truffles! Register online. Read More
Valentine’s Day Stories and Crafts
4-4:45 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 East Front St., Media
Kids ages 3 and up can drop in for stories, snacks, and crafts on Valentine’s Day. Read More
Les Misérables (School Edition) Opening Night
7-9:30 pm
SALT Performing Arts at the Theatre at Yellow Springs, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
SALT presents a true Broadway classic. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece. Tickets available online. Note: this play contains mature content, so the theater rates it at a ... Read More

Friday

Day-Off Camps on the Main Line
If your kids have off today, and you don't, check out our rundown and sign them up for a fun one-day camp! Read More
Little Sprouts Nature Class
10-10:45 am
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville
Join a naturalist from Green Valleys Watershed Association to learn from puppet friends how animals keep warm in our cold winter months, and help feed neighborhood songbirds by creating a feeder to take home. For ages 3-5 with caregiver. Free, but pre-registration is required online. Read More
Tunes for Tots at Trail's End Cafe
10-11 am
375 Conshohocken State Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Jam and sing-along with Hazzan Harold and his puppet friends. Sing, dance, hear a story, and grab some coffee! Read More
Great Backyard Bird Count
10:30 am-noon
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place each year across the country, and helps avian researchers gather information to better protect wild birds for the future. This program will not only give you and your family an opportunity to learn how to identify local birds, ... Read More
Philly Home and Garden Show
11 am-9 pm
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks
Get inspiration for home improvement, design, gardening, and much more. Plus “Make It Take It” workshops, a marketplace, and celebrity speakers all weekend. Tickets available online. Read More
Family Movie Day: 'Smallfoot'
1:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne,
Enjoy snacks and watch Smallfoot! No registration is required. Open to ages 5 and up. Read More
Black History Month Meets STEM: Katherine Johnson and Straw Rockets
4-4:45 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Learn about one of the women whose complex mathematical work was crucial in the success of the first manned American space missions, and make straw rockets. For school-age kids (kindergarten and up). Read More
BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
4—7:30pm
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Lulu’s is open until 7:30 pm for more fun, BYOB, and pizza starting at 4 pm. Parents can relax with some adult beverages while kids tire themselves out before bedtime. Read More
Full STEAM Ahead: Maker, Tinker and Discovery Program
4:30-5:30 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Hands-on activities for ages 7-12 highlighting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Sign up online. Read More
Trolls Movie Night at Chatter Splatter
5-8 pm
1030 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken
Come for Trolls and playtime. One side of the turf will have dimmed lights, and the other half will have regular lighting so kids can play if and when they are done watching the movie. BYOB is allowed including food; you can also order food to be ... Read More
Teen After-Hours Lock-in: 'Black Panther'
6-8:30 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Teens in grades 9-12 will enjoy pizza and watch Black Panther. Must return permission slip (in the link) by Thursday, February 14 so the library can order enough pizza! Read More
Make and Take Workshop: Winter Woodland Creatures
6-8:30 pm
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne
Kids ages 6-10 will learn step-by-step techniques for making a woodland creature painting. Call for more details and to register. Read More

Weekend

 

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