Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 1/13 – 1/16

 

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All Weekend

2017 Philly Home Show featuring Make-It Take-It Workshops
January 13-16 & 20-22, 2017
at  the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia
Ample parking will be available at parking garages near the venue; this year you can also take advantage of FREE parking at Ikea of South Philadelphia with a shuttle to the show. A discount coupon for the Convention Center Parking Facility can also be found HERE. Public transit to the venue is also just a short walk away.
Show Details, schedule and ticket info HERE

Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo
January 13th – 15th
at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
**FRIDAY IS FAMILY NIGHT – CHILDREN 12 and under admitted FREE!
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Open through March 5, 2017
Timed tickets for ice skating can be purchased HERE
Details about weekend events and festivities HERE and HERE

Rothman Rink
at Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th Street, Philadelphia
Open through February 26, 2017
2016-17 Rink Admission:
Kids 10 & Under: $3
Adults: $5
Skate Rental: $10
Group Rate (10 or more guests): $12
Details HERE

Choo Choo Barn Holiday Display
November 23rd – January 16th
Choo Choo Barn transforms Traintown USA to bring the magic of Christmas to its gigantic model train display
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

A Year with Frog and Toad
at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia
November 23, 2016-February 3, 2017
Details and ticket info HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details and pricing HERE
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY ADMISSION HERE

Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute
November 25, 2016 to April 23, 2017
Details and ticket info HERE

Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute
October 8, 2016 – April 2, 2017
Details and ticket info HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE

Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorers at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Saturday October 15th – January 15th, 2017
Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorers is an interactive exhibit focusing on the habitats of two iconic animals — polar bears and tree frogs — and how climate change affects them. Visitors can take on the role of field scientists to investigate the shrinking populations of polar bears, learn how to gather weather station data, visit an Amazon rainforest field research tent, and identify a variety of tree frogs.
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Details HERE

Studio Movie Grill Upper Darby
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy seats and more!
Details HERE

AMC Dine In Movie Theater – Painters Crossing – West Chester
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy reclining seats and more!
** Best to purchase tickets online through amctheaters.com
See my review and more info HERE

Friday January 13, 2017

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE. Take note that some (not all) programs require registration. Details can be found under each event on the calendar.

World War I and America Exhibit
January 3rd – 22nd
at Haverford Twp. Free Library – 1st Floor
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Come relax and play a game! A Wii, WiiU, and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play.
Free and open to students entering grades 6-12. No registration is required
Details HERE

Freedom Fridays
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Come over at 3 pm on Fridays for video gaming for teens!
Details HERE

Friday the 13th Zombie Skate at Rothman Rink
7 PM – 11 PM
You can skate with zombies, spin the prize wheel to win Terror Behind the Walls swag, and enjoy zombie-themed food specials in the Rothman Cabin. Plus, come dressed as a zombie yourself for the chance to win a (4) pack of tickets to the Rothman Rink, which incudes the cost of skate rentals
Admission to the Rothman Institute Ice Rink is $3 for children 10 and under, $5 for adults, and skate rental is $10.
Details and ticket info HERE

Saturday January 14, 2017

First “Birthday” of Crozer-Keystone at Broomall
9:30 AM -11:30 AM
at 30 Lawrence Rd. in Broomall
● Free health screenings, including blood pressure, bone density, glucose/cholesterol and PSA. Please note that fasting is required for the glucose/cholesterol screening, which will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m.
● Walk-in mammograms with Broomall Imaging (please bring insurance information).
● Health information tables provided by the Crozer-Keystone Regional Cancer Center at Broomall, Crozer-Keystone Senior Health Services and others.
● An appearance by a Philadelphia Union player (10 to 11:30 a.m.).
● Performances by the Touch of Class Dance Performance team (beginning at 10:30 a.m.).
● Face painting and balloon twisting.
● And more!
No RSVPs are required for the event.
Details HERE

Kids Club – Snowman Canvas
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
10 AM – 12 PM
$2 per child
Ages 3 and up
$2 per project, Supplies included
Each session is 30 minutes
Details and registration info HERE

World War I and America Exhibit
January 3rd – 22nd
at Haverford Twp. Free Library – 1st Floor
Details HERE

Invention Convention
at Hagley Museum
January 14th, 15th & 16th
10 AM – 4 PM
Tinkering Tables – Take apart machines to see what makes them tick!
Create an Invention – Build your own incredible invention and apply for a Hagley Patent!
Science Shows – See new show each day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
And More!
Details, full schedule and ticket info HERE

Miss Jackie’s Weekly Weekend StoryTime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
10:30 AM
Details HERE

Preschool TV Disney Junior Superstar Genevieve Goings Live ‘Do You Know?’ Concert
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
11 AM
Details and ticket info HERE

Knit & Crochet
11 AM – 1:30 PM
at Mary M. Campbell MH Library
Details HERE

New Year, Healthy You
12 PM – 2 PM
at Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia
Cooking demos, Dancing, health tips, workout sessions and more
Details HERE

A Snowy Bowie Skate!
12 PM – 12 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
Bowie Family-Fun in the Afternoon
12pm-5pm: Bring the family down to the waterfront during the afternoon for Bowie-themed festivities including:
*Ice skating to a Bowie-themed soundtrack
*Face painting & games
*Watch the Jim Henson directed Labyrinth in The Lodge
Bowie for the Starman Fans in the Evening
Starting at 5pm:

*Ice skating to a Bowie-themed soundtrack
* Bowie concert footage on the screens in The Lodge
*Themed drinks & cocktails
* DJ spinning a Bowie soundtrack (9pm-Midnight)

Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Sunday January 15, 2017

1st Start Lacrosse Winter Indoor Clinics Begin
for ages 3-7
with locations in Newtown Square, Swarthmore and Primos
Details and registration info HERE

Invention Convention
at Hagley Museum
January 14th, 15th & 16th
10 AM – 4 PM
Tinkering Tables – Take apart machines to see what makes them tick!
Create an Invention – Build your own incredible invention and apply for a Hagley Patent!
Science Shows – See new show each day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
And More!
Details, full schedule and ticket info HERE

Build Your Own Terrarium/ Fairy Garden Class at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 11 AM
Fee $35
Details HERE

The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents Symphony Sundays at Dilworth Park
12 PM – 2 PM
Enjoy music recorded by The Philadelphia Orchestra as you skate every Sunday at the Rothman Institute Orthopaedics Rink in Dilworth Park. Then, once a month, visit the rink to see professional ice skaters perform to music by The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Admission:
Kids 10 & Under: $3
Adults: $5
Skate Rental: $10
Group Rate (10 or more guests): $12
Details HERE

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Camp at Delaware Museum of Natural History
9 AM – 4 PM
When the kids have a day off but the parents don’t, let them spend the day off school doing something really cool…having fun at DMNH! Enjoy games, crafts, activities, and even a hot dog roast around a campfire (weather permitting)! For kids 5- to 10-years-old. $40 for members; $45 for non-members. Extended care is available for Day Camps for an additional fee. $10 morning or afternoon care; $15 for both.
Details HERE

Martin Luther King Day of Service at The National Constitution Center
$5 Admission today only
Details and schedule HERE

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Scientists Make a Difference
9:30 AM – 4 :30 PM
at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Free with Museum Admission
Science is for everyone! Join us for hands on crafts and activities that highlight science contributions to natural history from scientists all around the world. Learn how YOU can make a difference in the natural world, and become a scientist yourself with our interactive stations! Whether it’s learning about youth science competitions, or how to volunteer after retirement, science is for everyone, and everyone CAN make a difference!

Details HERE

Invention Convention
at Hagley Museum
January 14th, 15th & 16th
10 AM – 4 PM
Tinkering Tables – Take apart machines to see what makes them tick!
Create an Invention – Build your own incredible invention and apply for a Hagley Patent!
Science Shows – See new show each day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
And More!
Details, full schedule and ticket info HERE

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at The Franklin Institute
10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Free Admission on Martin Luther KingJr. Day at National Museum of American Jewish History
10 AM – 5 PM
Activities:
All Day • Freedom Family Nook
Families can relax in a toddler-friendly area and enjoy story times and arts and crafts for children of all ages.
On the hour starting at 11 am • Docent-led Gallery Conversations
Choices and Challenges of Freedom
11 am – 3 pm • Freestyle painting with Color Me Mine
1 – 2 pm and 3 – 4 pm • Screening of Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement
12 – 12:30 pm and 1 – 1:30 pm • Drummers with Attitude performance
Details and ticket info HERE

MLK Day at Sahara Sam’s
10 AM – 7 PM
Details and $5 off online promo code HERE

MLK Day of Service at Delaware Art Museum
10 AM – 4 PM
Details HERE

MLK Day Free Family Festival at Woodmere Art Museum
12 PM – 4 PM
at 9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia
Details and schedule HERE

Family Movie Night: The Secret Life of Pets
5 PM – 8 PM
at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia
Bring the kids to watch what our pets do when we’re not home shown on almost 100 TV screens!
Enjoy a great night out with the family!
Tons of kids games, activities, and crafts starting at 5pm.
Movie starts 6pm.
Plus- Enter to WIN great prizes!
Specialty themed kids menu will be available.
FREE EVENT! FREE PARKING! FREE POPCORN!

Details HERE

MLK Concert  hosted by Hosted by Chester Children’s Chorus
7 PM
at St. David’s Episcopal Church 763 Valley Forge Rd, Wayne
Details HERE

Looking for some Greater Philadelphia area DAY TRIP ideas? Check out this full list HERE for some inspiration!

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