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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: March 11–17

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.

King of Prussia Restaurant Week

March 11—17

 

King of Prussia Business District presents the fifth annual King of Prussia Restaurant Week, shining a spotlight on the diverse dining scene and world class shopping while raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) King of Prussia Specialty Care Center. $10, $15 or $20 for lunch and $20, $30 or $40 for dinner.

‘The LEGO Movie’ Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Select weekends from February 15—April 28

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Celebrate the new LEGO Movie 2! Join Emmet and the gang during event weekends with exclusive building activities, character experiences, interactive photo opportunities, and more.

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

Makin' Music at Villa Maria Academy
10 am
Villa Maria Academy Lower School, 280 IHM Drive, Malvern
Parents and children up to 5 years of age are welcome to join this free event, as Makin' Music performer Miss Jen visits Villa Maria Academy for a 45-minute performance of music and fun. Meet in the cafeteria. Pre-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
Yoga@Play
11:15 am-noon
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Yoga@Play returns to the Gladwyne Library for some toddler and parent fun on the mat! Call to register. Read More
Growing Gardens, Growing Community
4-5 pm
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Miss Sue will share how growing gardens can help grow community through sharing seeds, gardening tasks, and fresh vegetables. Ages 8-12. Registration is required - contact the Junior Room to sign up. Read More
Read to Skittles the Dog
4:30-5:30 pm
Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Kids can come practice their reading skills with Skittles the therapy dog. Read More
K-2 Book Club: 'Maybe Something Beautiful'
4:30-5:30 pm
Penn Wynne Library,
Join Ms. Lindsay for the first meeting of the K-2 Book Club! Each month, the club will read aloud from a picture book and then complete an activity based upon the themes of the book. For March, the book is "Maybe Something Beautiful" by F. Isabel ... Read More

Tuesday

Stroller Tour at Brandywine River Museum
10:30 am
1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford
This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies. Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries. Read More
Edible Garden Sprouts at Tyler Arboretum
1-2:30 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Children (and their favorite adult) are invited to dig in and help tend their very own garden plot in the new Edible Garden. This week, learn how seeds sprout. Learn all about starting seeds such as lettuce, and even taste some edible sprouts. Plant pre-sprouted seedlings in containers which will be planted ... Read More
Tuesday Matinee: 'The Wiz'
1-3 pm
Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Come on and "ease on down the road" to the library to watch this classic musical! 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

Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs
10–11:30am and 12:30–2pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Kids will bake delicious banana nut muffins and learn to make their own homemade butter-- all it takes is a shake! Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome. Pre-register online. 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
Bilingual Storytime in Spanish and English
1-1:30 pm
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville
Kids ages 3-5 and their caregivers can come and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish and English. Presented in collaboration with Ursinus College. Spanish-speakers and non-Spanish speakers welcome. This event is free; registration is not required. Read More
Preschool Explorers: Luck o’ the Irish
1:30-2:15 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Drop in for St. Patrick's Day themed stories and activities geared for ages 3-5. Read More
Family Movie Matinee: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'
2-4 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Come for snacks and an afternoon movie: Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet. Read More
Women's History Month PJ Story Time
6-7 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Wear your PJs and bring a lovey to celebrate the special women in our lives (moms, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, nieces, daughters, friends...) and then make buttons to give or keep! Read More

Thursday

Story Time at Wolff’s with local author Diane Milowick
10:30 am
81 S. Pennell Rd., Media
Come for a special storytime with local author, Diane Milowicki, followed by a craft related to her story. Children are welcome to stay afterward to play in the play area. 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
Leprechaun Trap Make and Take
11:15 am-noon
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Bring a shoe box and the library will supply the rest of the materials to make a leprechaun trap. For ages 2-5 with caregiver. Online registration required. Read More
Potato Chip Day
3:30-5 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Stop by the Children’s Room and learn about the history of the potato chip and its creator, George Crum. Create your own potato chip flavors during a taste test. Read More
Pi Day: Cityscape Art
4-4:45 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Celebrate the circumference of a circle with a cityscape art project! Drop in; all supplies provided. Best for ages 3 and up. Read More
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
7-9 pm
Haverford High School Theater, 200 Mill Rd., Havertown
Experience the magic of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at Haverford High School. The play runs from March 14--16. Read More
‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at SALT Performing Arts
7-9:30 pm
1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Read More

Friday

Yoga@Play
10-10:30 am
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Yoga@Play classes combine yoga poses, mindfulness activities, games, music and stories to promote strength, flexibility, self awareness, and self esteem. For ages 3.5 and up. Registration is necessary. Please call 610-525-1776 ext 5. Read More
Little Sprouts Nature Class
10-10:45 am
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville
Join a naturalist from Green Valleys Watershed Association to learn more about the natural world through interactive demonstrations, stories, and take-home crafts. This month, discover the many bird species that make our community their home. Learn some common bird songs and calls, examine feathers, and ... Read More
Morning Melodies: Musical Journey
10-11 am
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Come get creative and imaginative on a musical journey around the world. Join for a fun and spirited music class with Miss Brie! Brie will focus on creativity, music patterns, and self regulation -- all in one! Open to all ages and abilities. Read More
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
10 am-6 pm
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks
Find more than 250 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations, plus interactive demonstrations with master craftspeople, live music, food vendors, and Middle Earth’s costume storytelling to entertain the kids. Tickets available online. Kids 12 and under get in free. The show runs all ... Read More
Family Fun Friday: Luck o’ the Irish
11-11:45 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with storytime and crafts. For ages 0-5. Read More
Dr. Seuss Art Drop-In
1-4 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy., Wynnewood
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ most famous works with art projects! This drop-in event requires no registration, so stop by after school for some crafty 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
Help Harry!: an Engineering Challenge
4:30-5:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Build a perch for Harry so he can see more easily around the library. Kids ages 7-12 will work in teams--receive a supply bag and 30 minutes to make it work! Registration required. Read More
Family Friendly Friday "Lucky" Hour at Village Play Space
4:30-7:30 pm
4 Midland Avenue, Berwyn
Start your St. Patrick's Day weekend off right with a family-friendly BYOB happy hour at Village Play Space. Register online. Admission is $20 per family. Feel free to bring beverages/food of your choice and they'll provide some complimentary snacks and coffee. Read More
St. Patrick's Bounce
6-8 pm
BounceU, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville
Come for a Lucky Leprechaun Hunt, bouncing, snacks, and lots of fun! Space is limited, so reserve your spot online. Read More
Teen Movie and Book Discussion: 'The Hate U Give'
6-9 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Join local teen Pendo Kamau to watch The Hate U Give, compare it with the award-winning book, and discuss important themes of both and how they relate to today’s headlines. Refreshments served. Grades 9-12. Pre-register online. Read More
St. Patrick's Day Party at Goldfish Swim School
6:30-8 pm
309 Lancaster Ave., Malvern
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with open swim, snacks, a craft, and more! Keeping with the monthly theme of celebrating the colors of the rainbow, your child can build their own rainbow to take home. There may be a leprechaun loose in the school, leaving chocolate ... Read More
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
7-9 pm
Haverford High School Theater, 200 Mill Rd., Havertown
Experience the magic of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at Haverford High School. The play runs from March 14--16. Read More
‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at SALT Performing Arts
7-9:30 pm
1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Read More
Holy Child Academy presents 'Shrek Jr.'
7:30 pm
475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill
Come see Shrek come to life on stage! Online ticket sales will end on Thursday, March 14 at noon. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door before each performance. Read More

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Photograph courtesy of Brandywine River Museum.

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