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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: March 23–24

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.


Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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All Weekend

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at SALT Performing Arts

March 14—24

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. This show is rated PG-13.

‘The LEGO Movie’ Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

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.

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

Through March 31

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

Breakfast with the Jaguars at Elmwood Park Zoo

March 23, 8:30—10 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Join Zean, Inka, and Luna for a breakfast style buffet while learning all about the zoo’s Jaguars. Space is limited, so pre-register in advance.

Rosebud Preschool Play and Story Hours

March 23, 9—10 am

221 Hickory Grove Road, Phoenixville

 

Come and experience Kimberton Waldorf School’s Rosebud Garden program during a special Saturday morning play and story hour led by their preschool and parent-child teachers.  Registration is requested but not required.

Habitat for Humanity “Build a House…Build a Dream” Contest

March 23, 9 am—1 pm

Church Farm School, 1001 E. Lincoln Hwy., Exton

 

Fifth-grade students have been working to create three-dimensional model dream homes, and on Saturday winners will be judged and chosen. Come see the participants’ creations—plus raffles, food, and fun all morning.

Bluebird Box Building

March 23, 10 am—noon

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Learn about bluebirds, where they live, and how they nest. Take a walk around the arboretum and visit their nesting boxes. Build a bluebird box to take home. Tools and materials are included. Suitable for ages 6 and older. Pre-register online.

Free Crafts at Lakeshore Learning

March 23, 10 am—3 pm

340 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia

 

Stop by to make planes, trains, and automobiles.

Muppet Treasure Island at BMFI

March 23, 11 am (activities at Ludington Library at 10 am)

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

 

Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and the rest of the Muppets on the high seas in this hilarious adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic. Tickets available online. Before the screening, stop by the Children’s Section at Ludington Library (just down the block) for some Muppet Treasure Island-themed activities starting at 10 am.

Drop-In Robotics Lab at Chester Springs Library

March 23, noon—3 pm

1709 Art School Rd., Chester Springs

 

Come and drop in for some robotics action. Stay for as long as you like, investigate and interact with the library’s extensive robotics collection. Suggested ages are grades K and over with their adult.

Mommy and Me Unicorn Painting Session

March 23, noon—1:30 pm

Painting with a Twist, 401 West Chester Pike, Havertown

 

Recommended for painters age 7 and up, kids and parents can paint a cute unicorn canvas together. Register online to reserve your spots.

Star Wars Program: Visit From the 501st Legion

March 23, 1—3 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Stop by to meet and have pictures taken with real live Star Wars characters, in movie-quality costumes. Feel free to wear your own costume as well.

Princess Tea Party

March 23, 1—2:30 pm

Tilton Mansion, 805 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE

 

Enjoy scones, desserts, tea and more with Rapunzel. Tickets available online.

‘Batman: The Movie’ at Colonial Theatre

March 23, 1:30 pm

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

 

See the original 1966 Batman movie on the big screen at this family screening! Tickets available online.

Magician Ran’D Shine at Radnor Library

March 23, 3—4 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

Magician Ran’D Shine makes objects appear, disappear, and transform in this interactive family magic show. Ages 3 and up. No registration required.

Pollination Power: A Mobile Museum Program

March 23, 3—3:45 pm

Phoenixvile Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville

 

With live animals and a read-aloud of the book The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller, this mobile museum program is an interactive learning experience about the importance of flowers and the animals (including humans!) that rely on them. Recommended for preschoolers and older. Presented by the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Registration required.

Mulan Jr. at Radnor Middle School

March 23, 4 pm and 7:30 pm

150 Louella Avenue, Wayne

 

Based on the Disney animated film, Radnor Middle School presents Mulan Jr., an epic tale of adventure, disguise, battles, and the quest for honor. Tickets available online.

Sunday

Funky Brunch: Reggae Edition

March 24, 10:30 am—3 pm

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

 

Browse local craft vendors and enjoy live music, beer, brunch, and face painting by the Mudroom Studio. Admission for the event is free, and all ages are welcome.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Media Theatre

March 24, noon

104 E. State St., Media

 

Perfect for ages 4 and up, this rollicking, humorous, and musical adventure based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, includes audience participation, and was written specifically for the Media Theatre stage. Tickets available online.

Family and Public Skating Sunday

March 24, 1—3 pm

Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, 220 Holland Ave, Ardmore

 

Public skating Sundays were so popular that they’ve extended them into February and March!

Parent and Child Pottery Workshop

March 24, 1—2:30 pm

The Center on Central, 24 W. Central Avenue, Paoli

 

Create a van Gogh-like sunflower bowl. Pre-register online.

Delco Library Day at Tyler Arboretum

March 24, 1—4:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

From preschoolers to teens, come take part in gardening activities. Explore the arboretum’s new Edible Garden, learn about plant life cycles, and more. Teens and adults can also make a gardening plan and learn how container gardening. Register online. Free with a Delaware County Library card.

Family Yoga and Mindful Meditation with Miss Gosha

March 24, 1:30—2:15 pm

Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall

 

Come to the library for a free session of parent and child yoga for kids ages 4-12. Bring your own mat if you have one. Pre-registration required.

Kids’ Playtime; Parents’ Teatime in the Children’s Room

March 24, 1:30—2:30 pm

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

 

Parents, enjoy a cuppa while your kids play with special toys. Best for ages 0-8.

How To Talk To Kids About Disability

March 24, 2:30—5 pm

St. Christopher’s Church, 226 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne

 

This empowering workshop will give parents and caregivers respectful vocabulary and teaching strategies to facilitate positive discussions about disability with their children. Each family will take home a goodie bag containing children’s books about disability, coloring pages, and more. Childcare will be provided and the kids will have the opportunity to participate in various age-appropriate play based lessons that focus on normalizing disability. There will also be free play opportunities with a variety of toys and activities featuring disability as well as adaptive equipment for hands-on exploration. Tickets available online.

 

 

 

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