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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: February 2–3

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.


Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Looking for more? Here’s what’s going on in Philly!

All Weekend

Philadelphia Auto Show

February 2—10

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia 

 

The Philly Auto Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center with dazzling cars, from exotic to classic and everything in between! Have you entered our giveaway for a family 4-pack to see the show?

‘Annie’ at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El

February 2, 7:30 pm; and February 3, 1 pm

1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood

 

See the classic musical on stage for two weekends only. Tickets available online.

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.

Saturday

Winter Trek: Riverbend Ramble

February 2, 10 am—noon

Riverbend Environmental Education Center, 1950 Spring Mill Rd., Gladwyne

 

Riverbend hosts a free winter hike for adults and children ages 8 and up. Register online.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

February 2, 10 am—5 pm

Ardmore Free Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Come for crafts, giveaways, and more. The library will have arts and crafts for both Groundhog Day and Library Day, as well as LEGO tables and other building toys. Raffle drawings will be held each hour, but you must be present to win! There will also be a special story time program at 2 pm.

‘Lu Over the Wall’ at BMFI

February 2, 11 am

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

With its off-the-wall visuals and catchy tunes, this high-energy Japanese animated musical fairy tale will have you grooving in your seat! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Media Chinese New Year Parade

February 2, noon—1 pm
Margaret Kuo’s, 6 W. State St., Media



The parade begins in front of Margaret Kuo’s Media and will continue up and down State Street. The Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy will be there performing the traditional Lion Dance, complete with elaborate costumes and rhythm!

Chinese New Year at Elmwood Park Zoo

February 2, noon—1 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

Enjoy an educational program, crafts, and live animal greetings featuring “animals of the zodiac.” Plus, try on a dragon mask! Free with zoo admission.

‘Groundhog Day’ at Colonial Theatre

February 2, 1:30 pm

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

 

Watch the classic 90s film on the big screen, as Bill Murray relives his day over and over until he gets it right.

National Hedgehog Day at Elmwood Park Zoo

February 2, 1:30—2:15 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Enjoy a unique animal meet-and-greet with the zoo’s hedgehogs, normally kept behind the scenes at the zoo. Free with zoo admission.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

February 2, 2—4 pm

746 Panmure Road, Haverford

 

These classes are geared for children (ages 3-10) to attend alongside their guardian. Each class will begin with a tour of Main Line Art Center’s facilities, followed by a story that will relate to a craft. Media will vary weekly, ranging from painting, to mixed media, to printmaking. Register online.

Kids’ Night Out at Young Sports

February 2, 4:45—8 pm

133 Old Sugartown Rd. # B, Wayne

 

Drop your kids (ages 3-10) off for a night of gym games, pizza, movies, and more activities at Young Sports while you enjoy an adult night out. Pre-register online.

Kids’ Night Out at Color Me Mine

February 2, 6—8:30 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Drop off your kids (age 6 and up) for a fun night of painting, pizza, games, and LEGO-themed fun. Meanwhile, you get to enjoy an adult night out! Register online to reserve your spot.

Teen Gaming After Dark

February 2, 6:30—9 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Road

 

Teens take take over the library during this monthly, after hours club including video games, board games, art, and music.

Sunday

Brandywine River Museum First Sundays for Families

February 3, 11 am—2 pm

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadd’s Ford

 

Sing and dance along with Makin’ Music and get creative by making your own Valentine cards and collages.

‘The Snow Queen’ at Media Theatre

February 3, noon

104 E. State Street, Media

 

This new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s story is perfect for kids ages 4 and up. Tickets available online.

Free Art Class for Kids at Upper Darby Art Gallery

February 3, 1:30—3 pm

26 Park Ave., Upper Darby

 

Kids 12 and under are invited to “JuiceBox Paint & Sip.” Bring your creative youngster for a free art class and explore themes such as abstraction, modernism and color mixing. Materials and snacks are free of charge. Donations are accepted and encouraged.

Winter Wildlife Hike

February 3, 2 pm

Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown

 

During this free, all-ages hike, find out about the special adaptations of winter-active animals. Hike with a park ranger to look for signs of winter activity in the park. Pre-registration required: 610-270-021.

Free Elmwood Park Zoo Admission for Norristown Residents

February 3, 2 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Elmwood Park Zoo offers free admission to Norristown Borough residents the first Sunday of each month beginning at 2 pm. Adults must show ID as proof of residence.

Main Line Chinese Culture Center’s Chinese New Year Free Community Gala

February 3, 1—5 pm
Great Valley High School, 225 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern

This free celebration starts with a show featuring Chinese folk dance, traditional Chinese music and poetry, and martial arts. Following the performance is a fair with games, crafts, food, and more.

 

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

 

Philadelphia Assistant Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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