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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: June 17–23

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LEGO City: Report for Duty

May 25—July 7

LEGOLAND Discovery  Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

LEGO City is in trouble! Create an action adventure and protect the city! Enjoy police-themed builds, photo ops, and more, plus see the new LEGO 4D Movie Officer in Pursuit.

Under the Sea Week at Color Me Mine

June 17–21, 11 am–2 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

A week of themed drop-off art workshops for kids ages 6-12. Register online.

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

June 19, 21–23, 7:30 pm; June 20, 10 am

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

 

Free concerts everyday. See their schedule for the whole lineup!

Special Needs Sense of Adventure Camp

June 17–21

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

This camp will offer a safe sensory experience for children of all abilities, allowing campers to experience the whole zoo with in-depth zoo walks, up-close animal encounters, hands-on activities, and lots of fun learning. Email camp@elmwoodparkzoo.org for more information on registering your child. Space is limited.

 

Monday

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
Merge Dance at Gladwyne Library
10:30-11 am
362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Get moving with Ms. Christa from Merge Dance in this free movement class. Read More
STEAM Class at Lulu's Casita West Chester
10:30-11:45am
Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High Street, West Chester
Lulu's introduces a weekly themed science and art six-week class session with sensory exploration and stations All classes include daily admission and snack. Drop in for one, or sign up for the whole session. Read More
Learn about Mi Casita
5:30 pm
Lulu's Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Come learn about Mi Casita's Spanish Immersion Preschool and Childcare Center, opening in Ardmore January 2020! Kids welcome to attend. Light snacks and vino for the grown-ups! RSVP to ardmore@micasitapreschool.com Read More

Tuesday

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards
10-11 am
137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media
Every Tuesday, Miss Marcia reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals, and nature; and children can also create a special craft each week. Free, no registration required. Read More
Edible Garden Sprouts
1-2 pm
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media
This week, kids will harvest plants from the garden and taste the fruits. Pre-register online. Read More
Tuesday Matinee: 'Space Buddies'
1-3 pm
Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Library, Ardmore
Last week, it was a movie about a dog that plays basketball. This week, it's a movie about dogs going to space! Read More
Swedes In Space
4-5 pm
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Join the American Swedish Historical Museum for the 2019 Collaborative Summer Reading Program to discover the wonders of space and learn what it takes to become an astronaut. Limited to 25 kids, so pre-register online. Read More
Magic Show with Chad Juros
4-5 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
A spectacular afternoon of astounding magic skills and inspirational stories by Chad Juros. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Read More
Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square Family Focus Promo Night
6-11 pm
Franklin Square, Sixth and Race streets, Philadelphia
Join us on June 18 for a special discounted night hosted by Philly Family! Buy tickets using this special link and discount code FAMILYFOCUS. Our Chinese Lantern Festival guests can also receive discounts on Franklin Square Attractions with these codes: $2 off Philly Mini Golf – ... Read More
John Hadfield’s Original One-Man Comedy Variety Show
6:30-7:15 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Magic, comedy, juggling, whoopee cushion percussion, original songs, and a piano-playing, mind-reading lovable dog named Reggie. All children who attend get a ticket for a free Kid's Water Ice at Main Line Capri! No registration required. Read More
Pajama Storytime
7-7:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Dress in your favorite PJs and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. Read More
Teen Arts and Crafts Club
7:30-8:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Teen patrons can have fun while hanging out and exploring artistic mediums. Read More

Wednesday

Movies in the Park: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'
Dusk
Miles Park, 374 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill
Grab a blanket for 'Ralph Breaks the Internet.' Snacks and dinner will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the movie will be held the following night. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature
10-11 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Toddlers (age 18 months to 3 years) will explore real honeycomb from the apiary, taste local honey, and safely observe bees in the observation hive. Pre-register online. Read More
Family Movie Day: 'The LEGO Movie 2'
2-4 pm
Belmont Hills Library,120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Enjoy the start of summer with a fun movie. Snacks and drinks will be provided. All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Read More
Malvern Summer Stage
6:30 pm
Amphitheater at Valley Creek Park, 361 Morehall Rd., Malvern
Tonight's acts are Atlas Gray and Cliff Hillis & the Fwd Thinkers. Plus a beer garden featuring Locust Lane Craft Brewery Read More
Cool Beans Band and the Royersford Library Summer Kickoff
7 pm
Anderson Farm Park, 499 Hopwood Road, Collegeville
Blast off into summer reading and rock out to the Cool Beans! Read More
Summer Concert in Narberth
7 pm
Narberth Park, 80 Windsor Ave., Narberth
Bring some chairs or a blanket, a picnic dinner, and have a great evening with the whole family. This week's band is Jazafarians. Read More
Wednesday Night Live: Sciencetellers
7-8 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. Read More
Outdoor Summer Movie: 'The LEGO Movie'
7:30 pm
Paoli Presbyterian Church, 225 S. Valley Rd., Paoli
Food trucks, fire trucks, and snacks start at 6:30 pm. Movie starts at 7:30 pm. Bring a blanket! Read More

Thursday

Summertime Stories in the Children's Garden
10 am
Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon
Visit the Children’s Garden and enjoy a nature-themed read aloud. Then borrow a Jenkins Explorer Vest and binder of materials to enjoy as you walk along the garden paths. Appropriate for children 3 to 8 accompanied by an adult. Free; pre-registration required. Read More
Peter Moses Super Summer Sing-Along
10 am
Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media
Expect major musical fun, dancing, silliness and song at this free concert by singer-songwriter and children’s recording artist Peter Moses. Read More
Springhouse Storytime
10-11 am
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills
Each Storytime begins and ends with a hayride to the Springhouse and includes stories and interactive games. Read More
Family Yoga at Highland Orchards
10:15-10:45 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Treehouse Yoga for Children hosts a class that introduces breathing techniques, body and spatial awareness, and focus activities in a fun and playful manner. 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
$5 Mommy and Me Drop-In Art Class
11 am-noon
Exton Art Studio and Gallery, Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton
Drop in for this weekly low-cost art class for kids age 5 and under with a caregiver. Read More
Yoga @ Play
11:30 am-noon
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Bond with your child (ages 1-4) through a yoga adventure, doing poses, mindfulness activities, and games. You will get to explore and experience fun partner poses with your child and then relax and unwind side by side. Space is limited to 20 children; register in ... Read More
Rock Your Lunch
11:30 am-1 pm
Arkema, Inc., front lawn at 900 First Avenue, King of Prussia business park
Enjoy music by The Road Dogs and samples from Bahama Breeze and True Food Kitchen Read More
Kidzart
2-3 pm
Bala Cynwyd Library,131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Holly Meade of Kidzart leads a guided drawing class. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Registration is required -contact the Junior Room to sign up. Read More
LEGO Stop-Motion Animation
3-4:30 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Kids ages 8 and up will learn the basics of movement and work with a small team to create a short stop-motion video with iPads. Online pre-registration strongly suggested. Read More
Free Concert at Suburban Square
6:30-8 pm
Anderson and Coulter avenues, Ardmore
Gather at the Courtyard for bluegrass by Man About a Horse. Read More
SALT Performing Arts presents ‘Willy Wonka’
7 pm
1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. Tickets available online. Read More
Author Laura Sibson at Children's Book World
7 pm
17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford
Laura Sibson will be at Children’s Book World to talk about and sign her moving and powerful first YA novel 'The Art of Breaking Things.' Read More

Friday

Morning Melodies Music Class with Miss Brie
10-11 am
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Join for a fun and spirited music class with Miss Brie! Brie will focus on creativity, music patterns, and self-regulation. Open to all ages and abilities. Read More
Music with Miss Lynne
10:30 am
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Join Miss Lynne from Center on Central for 30 minutes of music time followed by free play. For kids age 5 and under. Online registration required. Read More
World Giraffe Day
10:30 am-4 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Visit the giraffe exhibit during any scheduled feeding time for some fun activities celebrating the world’s tallest animals. Feeding times are 10:30 am, 1:15 pm, and 3:15 pm. Weather dependent. Read More
Preschool Music
11-11:30 am
Bala Cynwyd Library,131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Music Play Patrol will perform toe-tapping music for the preschool crowd on Friday morning. No registration required, just show up! Read More
Family Fun Friday
11-11:45 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Stories and a puppet show: “Zucchini Bread.” For ages 0-5. Read More
Toy Story 4 Party
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville
Celebrate the release of ‘Toy Story 4’ with crafts and bingo. Free, but register online. Read More
Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Math
4-5 pm
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Children will rotate through different kindergarten math skills including number identification, number writing, looking at shapes, and making patterns. Only students 5-6 years of age who are entering Kindergarten are able to sign up, and must pre-register as space is limited. Read More
Summer Quest Kickoff Party
4-5:30 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Register for Summer Reading and meet upstairs for crafts and fun. 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
Chester County Balloon Festival
4-9 pm
New Garden Flying Field, 1235 Newark Rd., Toughkenamon
Witness 20+ balloons taking flight, balloon glow evening shows, kids' activities, live music, fireworks, and much, much more at this annual weekend-long event. Read More
Summer Solstice Celebration at Riverbend
6-8:30 pm
1950 Spring Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Celebrate the longest day of the year and the kickoff to summer with pond exploration, marshmallow roasting, crafts, field games, and much more. Bring your own picnic! Free for Riverbend members; $20 per non-member family at the door. Read More
Make Music Narberth
Families and friends are invited to get together and play, sing, listen or clap on porches, lawns, or wherever you wish! Coordinate with neighbors to take turns performing or stroll around the borough and listen to the vibes, acoustic or amplified. Read More
Summer Solstice Celebration at Harriet Wetherill Park
6:30-8:30 pm
2642 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting
Celebrate the longest day of the year outside in nature with a bunch of kid and family activities like making a flower wreath, sun crafts, a scavenger hunt, and ending the night with a campfire. Snacks will be provided; bring a picnic dinner to enjoy ... Read More
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert
7 pm
Bryn Mawr Gazebo, 9 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Cabin Dogs with Maxie Mandel perform at Bryn Mawr Gazebo. $15 for adults; kids 16 and under are free. Read More

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