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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: February 24–March 1

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Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

January 18—March 22

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square


Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids from around the world.

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

January 11–March 29

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 explores a different topic of our natural world.

Final Week: Happy Place

Through February 29

King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia


Step into a mind-bending, colorful, larger-than-life and interactive 15,000 square foot pop-up installation in the King of Prussia Mall. Tickets available online. Use code FINAL20 to get 20 percent off.


Books and Beasts at Elmwood Park Zoo

February 24, 10:30 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


Come join EPZ’s Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month. Enjoy storytime with zoo education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get the chance to meet an education animal! Books are chosen for ages 6 years and under, but all ages are welcome. Free with admission; walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration is requested so they have a headcount.

STEAM Class at Lulu’s Casita

February 24, 10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Deep sensory exploration and unique process-based projects begin January 27 at Lulu’s Casita and runs through March 2. $30 includes full-day admission to the play space, storytime, and a snack. Recommended for ages 2-6. Register online.

Beyblades Club at Monkey Fish Toys

February 24, 6–7 pm

662 Downingtown Pike, West Chester


Come in to learn, play, and battle – just have fun! Plus all Beyblade will be 10% off during the Club time!

Kidpower People Safety Workshop

February 24, 7—8:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


This workshop provides an introduction to People Safety Skills for children ages 5-10 with their adult. Storytelling and interactive role-play teach children everyday safety skills like setting boundaries, getting help, and how to act aware and confident. Free; online pre-registration is required.


Tyler Arboretum Storytime: ‘Sugarbush Spring’

February 25,  9:30—10:30 am

515 Painter Rd., Media


Interactive storytime and activity in for toddlers and their grownups in the cozy and historic barn. Pre-register online.

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards

February 25, 10 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.

Therapy Dog Storytime

February 25, 10:30 am

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


Read a few books about dogs and sing some songs, then meet Jessie the therapy dog! Kids can take turns throwing Jessie her favorite toy, and hear from Jessie’s owner, Shelly, just what a therapy dog does. This is a safe program for children to become comfortable with dogs.

Homeschool Happenings: Coding

February 25, 11:30 am—12:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Homeschool kids in grades 2-5 will learn the basics of block coding and create animation!

Pajama Storytime

February 25, 7—7:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Get in your PJs, bring a stuffy, and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed.  This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers.


Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs

February 26, 10—11:30 am

515 Painter Rd., Media


Make a cheesy pasta with rich sausage and broccoli rabe, then finish everything off with dark chocolate torts topped with candied grapefruit rinds. Cooking activities are intended for ages 4-6. Pre-register online.

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

February 26, 10—10:30 am

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Come for a mini fiesta and bilingual storytime, then stay and play at Lulu’s.

Preschool Explorers: Alphabet Antics

February 26, 1:30—2:15 pm

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


Stories and activities geared for ages 3-5. This week, Q is for Quack!

Mardi Gras Maskmaking for Teens

February 26, 4 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli


Teens in grades 6 to 12 can make their own masks and enjoy a slice of King Cake. Free; 0nline pre-registration required.

Mi Casita Information Session at Lulu’s Casita

February 26, 5:30 pm

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Mi Casita, Philadelphia’s first Spanish immersion preschool, is hosting a free information session about their newest location, Mi Casita Main Line! Parents can meet founder Melissa Page Peters, director Georgina Hernandez-Norris, and other interested parents while their children play and explore at Lulu’s Casita. Email ardmore@micasitapreschool.com to RSVP or for more information.


Children’s Read-Aloud Tour at Brandywine River Museum

February 27, 10:30 am

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford


Young children and their grownups hear a story, interact with art in the museum and make their own creative works.


February 27, 1:30—2:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Drop in for playful activities that will introduce science, technology, engineering, and math to your preschooler.


February 27, 4—5 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Kids ages 5 and 6 will learn the concepts of computer coding and try some block coding.

‘Sneaky Peek by the Creek’ Storybook Walk Event

February 27, 4—5 pm

Little Crum Creek Park, Swarthmore


Meet at Little Crum Creek Park for hot cocoa and a sneak peek of the new Storybook Walk book How to Find a Fox. Pre-register online.


Little Dragons Playgroup

February 28, 10–11 am

Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill


Free playgroup for little ones age 18 months to 4 years. Read Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and create yarn art! Pre-register online.

Little Wonderkin Open Studio

February 28, 10–11 am

Main Line Co-Op, 122 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne


Little ones will enjoy free range of the studio space as they engage their senses and explore a variety of open-ended, process-based activities and materials. Best for children ages 2 – 5 years. $30 includes one hour in the studio, a healthy snack, and a take-home work of art. Book online.

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

February 28, 10—10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Come for a weekly music circle for little ones, then stay and play!

Teddy Bear Urgent Care

February 28, noon—4 pm

AFC Urgent Care, 934 Montgomery Ave., Narberth


Children are invited to bring their Teddy Bears or other special stuffed animals to AFC. Teddy Bear clinicians will be on hand to treat bumps, lumps, and bruises. Children will get to register their stuffed animals and interact in a Vitals Station, a Boo-Boo Station, and a hand hygiene station. This event is free but registration is required– contact  Heather Brown at 484.270.8600 or narberthteam@afcurgentcare.com

Teen Gaming Club

February 28, 2:30—4:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Relax and play a game! A PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and various consoles are available for use. Feel free to bring your own portable device or game too. For Grades 6-12.

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

February 28, 4—7:30 pm

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.

Full STEAM Ahead

February 28, 4:45 pm

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford


An afternoon of making, tinkering, and discovering using the principles of STEAM for kids ages 7-12. Online pre-registration required.

Magical Frozen Night at Creative Splash of Color

February 28, 6–8 pm

2790 Egypt Rd., Norristown


Come dressed up as your favorite character for a night of Frozen-themed craft and snacks. Call 610-650-0275 to reserve your spot.

Fortnite Friday: Zone Wars

February 28, 6–8 pm

Level13, 21 South High Street, West Chester


Level13 hosts a weekly solos-only custom game tournament! Prizes include cash and in-store time.

‘Footloose’ the Musical

February 28, 7 pm

SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs


One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto SALT’s stage! Rated PG-13. Tickets available online.

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Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

Contributing Writer