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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: February 18–24

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

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
Drop and Shop: Kids Cookie Decorating Workshop
10 am
Sur La Table, 690 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia
Kids ages 8-12 will learn mixing and rolling dough, cutting out sugar cookies, and decorating them at this drop-off workshop. Pre-register online. Read More
Potted Portraits
10-11 am
Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon
In this class, children 6-12 years old will create a face on their own terracotta pot – and a spider plant will be provided for a wacky hairdo! Pre0register online. Read More
Washington's Birthday Party
10 am — 1 pm
Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia
Join Mrs. Washington, members of the Continental Army, and others to celebrate George Washington's 287th birthday this Presidents Day. Kids can join the Continental Army, do crafts, and help Martha sing Happy Birthday to George Washington as he cuts his cake. Enjoy a birthday cupcake, too! Read More
OrKID Day
11 am — 2 pm
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Part of their ongoing Orchid Extravaganza, Longwood Gardens invites families for art activities, storytelling, and more; and to discover the colors, patterns, and beauty of orchids. Read More
Gaming Afternoon at Radnor Memorial Library
1-4 pm
114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne
Drop into the library during the school holidays for some free board-gaming fun! Learn a new game or bring your own. Light snacks and a variety of board games for all ages will be provided. Read More

Tuesday

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
Music with Miss Joy
10 am
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne
A lively musical storytime for the preschool crowd. Sing and bop along with Miss Joy, her guitar, and some fun stories! Ages 2 to 5. No registration is required. Read More
Angelina Ballerina Storytime
10-11 am
499 Hopwood Rd., Collegeville
Storytime and dancing for kids ages 18 months and up. Call to register: 484-391-2369. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Homeschool Days
10-11:30 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Learn how to make maple syrup—from tapping to tasting—in this hands-on program, and connect with other homeschool families. Best suited for students ages 5-12. Pre-registration required. Read More
Preschool Music by Ruark Downey
10:45-11:45 am
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Ruark Downey will provide a family friendly fun music event. Best suited to preschoolers but all ages are invited to attend. No registration required. 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
Pajama Storytime
7-7:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Get in your PJs, bring a cuddle friend, and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers. Read More

Wednesday

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 Toddlers in Nature
10-11 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Toddlers (18 months-3 years) and their caregivers will enjoy a story, nature walk (weather permitting), and a craft. This week, enjoy the story of Curious George learning to make maple syrup! Learn how maple syrup is made, and make a fun craft. Read More
Teen Murder Mystery
2:30-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Did the music librarian die of a heart attack or something more sinister? Each participant will have a chance to examine the clues and try to crack the case. For grades 6-12. Read More

Thursday

Three Dollar Thursdays at Elmwood Park Zoo
10 am-4 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. Register online. Read More
Family Stories and Puppet Show: “The Dog Who Forgot”
11-11:35 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Listen to stories, dance, and watch a brief puppet show, “The Dog Who Forgot.” Ages 0-5. No registration required. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Tiny Trackers
1-2:30 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Kids ages 4-6 will learn about the trees that bring us maple syrup, and go on a hike to see how a tree is tapped and how sap is turned into this delicious breakfast treat. Even taste the sap directly from the maple tree! Pre-register online. Read More
Book Bingo
4-4:45 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Come for the bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library. For school-age kids in grades K-5. Read More
S.M.Art Kids: Art Explorers
4:30-5:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne
Students in grades 1-4 will explore cover pop art, famous works of architecture, and art in the natural world (shape, line, color). Each monthly class includes read-alouds, discussion and creation. Register online or over the phone. Read More
SpeakUp!
6:30 pm
Radnor Middle School, 150 Louella Avenue, Wayne
SpeakUp! aims to create a space where teens can talk openly, honestly, and without judgment about difficult topics with adults in their lives, and get guidance and support. Register online. Read More
Les Misérables (School Edition)
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

Pancakes & Pajamas Storytime
10:30-11:30 am
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Wear your pajamas for this fun and tasty storytime. For ages 2 to 5 with caregivers. Registration required. 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
Do You Want to Build an Igloo?
4:30-5:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
An engineering challenge! Work together or alone to build the sturdiest igloo from the materials provided. Solid construction is key! For ages 7 to 12. Registration required. 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 explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. For ages 7-12. Register online. Read More
Family Friendly Friday Happy Hour at Village Play Space
4:30-7:30 pm
4 Midland Ave., Berwyn
Village Play Space hosts a family-friendly BYOB happy hour and play time. Admission is $20 per family. Feel free to bring beverages and food of your choice and they'll provide some complimentary snacks and coffee. Register online. Read More
Board Game Night at Haverford Township Free Library
6:30-8:30 pm
1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Families and individuals of all ages are welcome for an evening of free snacks, and a mix of new and classic games (or feel free to bring your own favorite from home). Read More
Family Movie Night at GPCC
6:30-9 pm
2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
Come see "How to Train Your Dragon" at Greater Plymouth Community Center. Free for kids age 2 and under. No outside food allowed; refreshments available on site. Read More
Les Misérables (School Edition)
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

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Photograph courtesy of Tyler Arboretum.

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