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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: January 28–February 3

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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.


Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP

10:30-11 am

cBOP, 393 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverfor

The Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along! Best suited for ages baby- 4 years. $12 at the door. Babies under 6 months free. Read More

Happy Story Hour and Cocoa

10:30-11:30 am

Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore

Join for a story, hot cocoa, and play. 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


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

Snow Globe Fantasy

11 am-noon

Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore

Bring the snow inside. Snow globe creations and hot cocoa with marshmallows can warm up the day. Suggested donation of $8. Read More

Nature Inspired Crafts at Tyler Arboretum

1-2:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

Every rock has a story to tell. Kids ages 4-6 will find their own special rock or pick one from the arboretum's collection, and paint it to make a masterpiece. Pre-registration required. Read More

Evil Genius Lab

2:30-4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

Evil Genius Lab invites teens 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

Understanding NCAA Recruiting

7 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne

Learn all about the NCAA recruiting rules and regulations and the Academic Standards for eligibility to compete in collegiate athletics. Hear from a member of the Athletics Compliance Office at Villanova University for this informative Q & A session. Register online, in person or over the ... Read More

Pajama Storytime

7—7:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library
1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

Come in your PJs and bring a cuddle friend to enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. 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

Free Craft Hour at Monkey Fish Toys

10-11 am

510 Simpson Dr., Chester Springs

Little ones can join in making a cool, but simple free craft every week at MFT out of everyday items. Read More

Baby Shark Fiesta

10 am-noon

Lulu's Casita West Chester, 109 N. High Street, West Chester

You can't get the song out of your head, so drop in for some bubble dance, a shark craft, and snacks! Read More

Preschool Explorers

1:30-2:15 pm

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

It's Backwards Day! Kids ages 3-5 can get together to read and play at the library. Siblings welcome; no registration required. Read More

'The Hate U Give' Teen Discussion

2:30-4 pm

Haverford Township Public Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

Teens (grades 6-12) can meet after school for pizza and a viewing and discussion of the movie The Hate U Give. Read More

Trapezium Math at Common Space

5:30-6:30 pm

Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore

Explore math with Angela from Trapezium Math, and have some pizza and fun. Read More

Family Chinese New Year Craft

5:30-7:30 pm

Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

Read 'Bringing in the New Year' by Grace Lin, and make paper pig crowns. Read More

When & Where: Conspiracy Theories and Hoaxes

6:30-8 pm

Haverford Township Public Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

Teen history buffs are welcome to attend When & Where, a club that meets monthly. Each session includes hands-on activities, analysis of facts, and discussion. This session explores some of the most famous conspiracy theories and hoaxes from the past. 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

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

10:30 am

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford

Preschoolers can bring a special stuffed friend to the library for Family Storytime or anytime until 4 pm. While at the library, they can make a picture frame for the photo the library will take at night. Come back to the library Friday, February 1 ... 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

Musikgarten: Musical Instrument Demonstration for Preschoolers

10:45-11:15 am

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville

Expose your child (age 18 months-5 years) for the first time to the beautiful sights and sounds of live music, singing, and movement in a hands-on 'musical garden' format: this demonstration is a unique opportunity for your child to touch and interact with different musical ... 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

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita


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

Preschool STEAM Night

5-5:45 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli

Work together with your little scientist to explore magnets. Miss Stephanie will read “Stuck” by Oliver Jeffers and provide stations to explore what is magnetic, how a magnet works. For ages 3 to 5 years old with caregiver. Registration required. Read More

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Photograph by Laura Swartz.  

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