Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 4/13 – 4/15

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All Weekend

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

The Tree Lady StoryWalk at Rosetree Park
Now through April 15th (during normal park hours)
1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA
The Tree Lady will be featured page by page on StoryWalk, a .25 mile path through Rose Tree Park.
No registration required.
Complete this lovely walk, and scan the QR code to receive free ticket vouchers through your library to Longwood Gardens! 
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Lansdowne Landing
7 AM – 10 PM
30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA
What is The Landing?
Inspired by awesome outdoor gathering places like Philadelphia’s own The Porch or Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Lansdowne Landing is a fun, festive spot that’s open from 7am to 10pm.
Visit www.lansdownelanding.com for a full schedule of events, updated regularly, so check by often for fun from family-friendly fun to live music to food trucks and more!
Details HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY GENERAL ADMISSION HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE
Special Exhibit: Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World
February 3–May 6, 2018
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

The Crayola Experience
Easton, PA
Details HERE
Purchase discount tickets HERE and get $4 off admission price (Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $15.99)

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 April 13, 2018

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Relax and play a game on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.
This program is free and open to grades 6-12.
No registration is required. 
Details HERE

Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Make new friends and try new games!  This program is for kids in grades 1-12.  Registration is not required, but is encouraged.  To register call 610-734-7649 or stop by the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.
Details HERE

Movie Day
3:30 PM – 6 PM
at Yeadon Library
Come join us every other Friday for our movie day. It’s open to the public. Children of all ages are welcome. Hope to see you there.
Details HERE

Game Day
3 PM – 6 PM
at Yeadon Library
Come join us every other Friday for our Game Day! Open to the public for all ages.
Details HERE

Bored? Got Board Games!
3:45 PM – 4:55 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Partnering with the game experts from Showcase Comics, head over to the library after school for some fun and intense gaming.   In the past we’ve played Flux, Ticket to Ride, Snake Oil, Settlers of Catan, and Evolution.  We’re always introducing new games too!  Choose a competivive or a cooperative game depending on your mood.  Stratagize away your afternoon.  Arrive early for a tasty snack…
Fifth thru 12th graders are invited to register ahead as space is limited to 24 players!  Just call us or register upstairs at the teen table or downstairs at the circ desk.
Details HERE

Friday FilmDarkest Hour PG-13
6:30 PM  –  8:45 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
This free progam will be held in the library’s 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.
Light refreshments will be available.
Registration is required. Due to the limited number of seats, only adults may register for this program. People who have not signed up might be asked to wait on the 1st floor until show time, when we will know if we have any extra seats. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
There will be an afternoon show at 12:30 p.m. Please go to the separate listing on this calendar or call the library to sign up for that program.
Registration Required
Details and registration info HERE

FrogWatch Night Walks with Philly Zoo
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
This spring, become a citizen scientist and help the Philadelphia Zoo monitor for frogs on the Refuge as part of FrogWatch, a national initiative to document spring frogs! Come learn how to identify frog songs with Conservation Biologists and Zoo experts! No experience needed and FREE, but registration is required.
Registration HERE
Details HERE

Marple Sports Arena Friday Night Skate
7:30 PM -10 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE IS BACK! Bring your friends and family this Friday for a $12 all access pass! Skating, Marple Mountain and Moonbounce!
Details HERE

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday 9am-1pm (open year round)
in the Amtrak Parking Lot
at the intersection of Lancaster & Bryn Mawr Avenues
Details HERE

Coffee With A Cop
8 AM – 10 AM
at Wawa in Collingdale PA – 930 Macdade Blvd, Collingdale PA
Please join our Collingdale Police Officers for coffee this Saturday morning from 8 – 10 AM. Officers will be on hand to answer any questions, offer information, or share common interests! Free coffee courtesy of our great local Wawa staff!
Details HERE

51st Annual Pancake Day Hosted By the Rotary Club of Media
8 AM – 12 PM
at Media Elementary School
All You Can Eat: Pancakes – Sausage – Juice
Tickets: $10 (children under 5 are free)
Proceeds will be used for the new Rotary Park.
Tickets can be purchased online HERE
More Details HERE

Sensory-Friendly Saturday: Adventures in Art
9 AM – 10:30 AM
at Brandywine River Museum of Art
Explore a variety of creative activities throughout the Museum during this accessible program designed specifically for visitors of all ages on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorder and their families (siblings welcome!). Created in conjunction with occupational therapists and local families, this inclusive program strives to provide a welcoming experience through offering:
• Early access to the museum (museum opens to the public at 9:30 a.m.)
• Pre-visit social stories
• Gallery activities to meet a variety of sensory needs
• Hands-on art activities for all developmental levels
• Sensory break areas
• On-hand support of professional and student occupational therapists and friendly volunteers
• Fidgets and noise-cancelling headphones to borrow
Tickets: Complimentary Museum admission
Space is limited and registration is requested.

Details and registration info HERE and HERE

Kids Club – Tissue Paper Art & Frames
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: FREE, supplies included ages 3-8
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Kids Club – Tissue Paper Art & Frames
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: FREE ages 6+, supplies included.
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Slow Art Day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
10 AM – 5 PM
Most people spend about 17 seconds looking at a work of art. It’s time to hit pause. Join this global event designed to help you explore the art of seeing with mindful looking.
Guided Meditation
10:30–11:00 a.m. & 1:30–2:00 p.m.
Cultivate mindfulness with sessions led by the Shambhala Meditation Center.
Spotlight Gallery Conversations
11:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m. (tours start at the top of each hour; topics vary)
Engage in slow looking and thoughtful discussion as a different artwork takes center stage during these 45-minute gallery conversations.
For Families: Mini-Meditators
11:30 a.m.–noon & 2:00–2:30 p.m.
Find your center as a family with these guided meditation sessions designed just for kids and their grownups. Offered by the Shambhala Meditation Center.
Slow Sketching in the Galleries
Drop in 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Let careful looking inspire your creativity in this drawing program led by teaching artist David Krevolin. For all ages; materials are provided.
Talk: The Art of Perception
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Ticket required: $20 (members free); includes Museum admission
Expand your visual intelligence with author Amy Herman, as she presents insight into how looking closely at artworks sharpens observation, analysis, and communication skills.
More Details and Ticket info HERE and HERE

Pig the Star Storytime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Pig does everything he can to be the star of a photo shoot. When the photographer starts to favor his friend, Pig must try everything to steal back the show! Join us for this laugh-out-loud Storytime, with activities to follow. 
Details HERE

Photography Workshop
11 AM – 12 PM
at Norwood Library
Registration required
Details HERE

PBII Presents: Snow White
11 AM (Sensory Friendly) & 3 PM
at the Prince Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Second Saturday at the Penn Museum – Cities Around the Globe
11 AM – 4 PM
What makes a city? Explore the wide variety of cities around the world through a special tour and scavenger hunt that encourages you to take a closer look at objects in the galleries. Stop by our building station and design your own city or make a special craft to take home. Second Saturdays at the Penn Museum is an opportunity to explore the museum though tours, scavenger hunts, crafts, and more. Themes and activities change monthly.
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Whatever your age and whatever your skill level, stop by for lessons and games!
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Colorful Clay Pots
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the clay pot, and the rest of the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Meet the Authors
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
The Friends of the Library are hosting a “Meet The Authors” event featuring local authors who will speak about their books and explain their creative process.
We are delighted to introduce  Ms. Donna Cavanaugh of HOPress-Shorehouse Books  as our guest moderator who will guide the creative conversations with our many authors and our audience members. Come meet and celebrate other local published authors at the Marple Library. A reception will immediately follow the program so all may meet our guest authors. This program is free and open to the public. 
Details HERE

Children’s Drawing Workshop at Middletown Free Library
2 PM – 3 PM
Ms Tiffaney Pelaez is here at MFL to offer a FREE drawing class for children ages 4-8 years old. Fun drawings broken down into 4 easy steps, and Ms Tiffaney provides all of the pencils, paper, and occasional crayons.
Registration is required as spots are limited!
Details HERE

Steel Drum Soloist-Raymond Charles Performance
2 PM – 3:30 PM
at Yeadon Public Library
Details HERE

16th Annual Americana Roots Ramble
6 PM – 1 PM
State Street in Media PA
“A WXPN Member event, the Ramble features a diverse variety of the Roots Music of America – Early Rock n’ Roll, Rockabilly, Classic R & B, Southern Soul, Folk, Country, Honky-Tonk, Bluegrass, Zydeco, and Reggae – at 24 indoor restautants and coffeehouses on or near State Street in downtown Media.”
Details and ticket info HERE

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Media Super Sunday  **Changed to rain date Apr. 22 due to weather**
9 AM – 4 PM
State Street in Media
Lots of Vendors and Foods Trucks and More!
[rain date: Apr. 22]
Details HERE

Build Your Own Terrarium/ Fairy Garden Class
10 AM – 11 AM
at Linvilla Orchards
Details, fees and registration info HERE

Haverford Home & Garden Show 2018
10 AM – 6 PM
9000 Parkview Dr, Haverford PA
Details HERE

StrEAT Food Festival
11 AM – 5 PM
Main Street in Manayunk
Along historic Main Street, grab everything from savory BBQ to sweet desserts from over 50 of Philadelphia’s best food trucks and gourmet food vendors! Purchase homemade oils, spices, or stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables at the farm stand. Participating vendors will be highlighting dishes with the spring ingredient – strawberries! Take a break from eating with festival shopping at local businesses that will be joining the trucks and vendors on the street. From sidewalk sales to promotions, see all that our Manayunk merchants have to offer. In addition to eating and shopping, there will be live music for people of all ages to enjoy at Green Lane, Cotton Street, and Shurs Lane.
Details HERE

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid
at Media Theatre
Sundays at 12 PM March 25-May 20
One hour in length, for ages 4 and up. There is no scary villain in this pleasant production.
Details and ticket info HERE

PBII Presents: Snow White
3 PM
at the Prince Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

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

Looking for some Delaware County Area Indoor Fun? Check out our awesome comprehensive list HERE



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