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.
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.
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.
MLK Day Events in Philly
Family Cooking Class: Pizza at Home
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
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
Get $5 admission all day at Elmwood Park Zoo and attend special holiday animal greets. Read More
Baby and Me Yoga
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
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
Measure, pour, knead, roll, shape and braid your very own Challah. Enjoy an amazing magic show while your Challah dough rises! RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
Storytime at Linvilla Orchards
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
Ruark Downey performs a high energy music program for the preschool crowd. No registration required. Read More
Evil Genius Lab
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
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'
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
Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature
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
Teens (grades 6-12) will get together and compete in Super Smash Bros Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. Read More
Gingerbread House and Snowflake Workshop
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
Three Dollar Thursdays at Elmwood Park Zoo
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
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
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
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?'
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
Books and Blocks
Listen to some books and songs, then enjoy open play with wooden blocks. Read More
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
Come for a weekly music circle for little ones, then stay and play! Read More
'Witch’s Winter Kitchen'
Drop in for stories and a fun puppet show! Best for ages 0-5. Read More
Dance Me a Story
A storytime led by a dance teacher with movement, including ballet and yoga terms, for ages 2-5. Registration required. Read More
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
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
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