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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: January 21–27

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

MLK Day Events in Philly

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Family Cooking Class: Pizza at Home

10 am

Sur la Table, 690 W. Dekalb Pike Suite 2068, King of Prussia

Kids and adults alike will enjoy making pizza dough for homemade pizzas and learn how to put together a super simple and delicious tomato sauce. Plus, churn gelato for a sweet finish. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Pre-register online. Read More

MLK Day Celebration at Penn State Brandywine

10 am—noon

25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media

Families can learn about Dr. King’s legacy, create valentines for local seniors, write cards to members of the military, crochet blankets for local animal shelters, and organize toiletry kits for women’s shelters. Register online to volunteer. Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Elmwood Park Zoo

10 am — 3:30 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

Get $5 admission all day at Elmwood Park Zoo and attend special holiday animal greets. Read More

Baby and Me Yoga

11-11:45 am

385 Lancaster Ave #201, Haverford

Every Monday, join Prana Das Yogafor Baby and Me Yoga Class. Bring a little one and stretch, breathe with your baby, and meet other like minded people. 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

Kids' Challah Bake

2-4 pm

Chabad of Delaware County, 590 Reed Rd., Broomall

Measure, pour, knead, roll, shape and braid your very own Challah. Enjoy an amazing magic show while your Challah dough rises! RSVP required: rikki@jewishdelco.org Read More

Tuesday

Storytime at Linvilla Orchards

10—11 am

598 Linvill Rd., Media

Miss Marcia reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals, and nature. Primarily for preschoolers, but your entire family is welcome to join. Free; no registration required. Location: Garden Center Read More

Preschool Music with Ruark

10:45-11:45 am

Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd

Ruark Downey performs a high energy music program for the preschool crowd.  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

Sensory Friendly Night at LEGOLAND

5-7 pm

Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

LEGOLAND—with The Ruttenberg Autism Center and MusicWorks—provide a sensory friendly LEGO experience and music therapy. In addition to music therapy sessions, there is reduction of sound and light levels in certain areas, pre-visit social stories, and quiet spaces. Read More

Family Movie Night: 'The Incredibles 2'

6-8 pm

Phoenixville Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville

Treat the entire family to a big-screen, surround-sound showing of Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles 2 (rated PG). Light refreshments will be served. Read More

Wednesday

Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature

10-11 am

515 Painter Rd., Media

Toddlers ages 18 months- 3 years Explore the different tracks that animals make, including rabbit, deer, and raccoon. Then the group will go explore nature and look for tracks and make their own ‘paw print’ to take home. Pre-register online. Read More

Teens' Super Smash Bros Tournament

2:30-4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

Teens (grades 6-12) will get together and compete in Super Smash Bros Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. Read More

Gingerbread House and Snowflake Workshop

4:30-5:45 pm

Marple Public Library, 2599 Sproul Rd., Broomall

Kids ages 4-12 will make gingerbread houses to take home, make some crafty snowflakes, and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies. Registration required. Read More

Thursday

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's story is 'Hello Lighthouse.' Register online. Read More

Tyler Arboretum Tiny Trackers

1-2:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

Kids ages 4-6 will play games and learn about interesting ways animals have adapted to their environment to survive. Pre-register online. 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. Pre-register online. Read More

Pajama Storytime: 'How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?'

6:30 pm

Holy Child Academy, Drexel Hill
475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill

Get on your PJs, bring your favorite stuffy, and join Holy Child Academy for "How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?" and a fun activity. Free; best for ages 6 and under (with a caregiver). Register online. Read More

Friday

Books and Blocks

10 am

720 First Ave., Berwyn

Listen to some books and songs, then enjoy open play with wooden blocks. Read More

ASL Storytime

10:30 am-11 am

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford

This special storytime will incorporate American Sign Language, stories, songs, and rhymes for a fun and interactive experience. No online registration required; free tickets will be given out to the first 20 children starting at 10 am. Read More

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

11 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

Come for a weekly music circle for little ones, then stay and play! Read More

'Witch’s Winter Kitchen'

11-11:45 am

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media

Drop in for stories and a fun puppet show! Best for ages 0-5. Read More

Dance Me a Story

2 pm

Middletown Free Library, 21 N. Pennell Rd., Media

A storytime led by a dance teacher with movement, including ballet and yoga terms, for ages 2-5. Registration required. Read More

Jurassic Quest

3-8 pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Oaks

Dinosaur lovers unite! This event has over 80 dinosaurs, plus rides, fossil digs, hands-on activities for all ages, and much more. Tickets available online. 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

Weekend Events

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