Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 2/1 – 2/3

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

Philadelphia Auto Show
February 2nd – 10th
Saturday, February 2: 9 AM  – 10 PM
Sunday, February 3: 9 AM – 6 PM
Monday, Feb 4 – Friday, Feb 8:
12 NOON – 10 PM
Saturday, February 9: 9 AM – 10 PM
Sunday, February 10: 9 AM – 8 PM
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

R.L. Stine’s GOOSEBUMPS: Phantom of the Auditorium
February 2nd – 10th
Walnut Street Theatre for Kids at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
November 23, 2018 through March 3, 2019
121 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia PA
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is open seven days a week including all holidays from November 23, 2018 through March 3, 2019. This seasonal winter park includes a fairytale winter landscape, world-class ice skating rink, beautiful lighting, outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, Franklin Fountain Confectionery Cabin, Kids Lodge and arcade, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with food and beverages from Garces and Chickie’s and Pete’s. Come skate with friends and family, bring the team for a special event, or have a party in one of the cozy cabins or Lodge.
Details, ice skate rental and ticket info and more HERE

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink & Cabin
open seven days a week November 9, 2018 – February 24, 2019
Monday-Thursday: Noon – 9 p.m.
Friday: Noon – 11 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
at Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St (West Side of City Hall) Philadelphia, PA
Details HERE

Cherry Street Pier
121 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Experience Delaware River Waterfront’s unique take on public space with the opening of Cherry Street Pier
Details HERE and HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards Fore! The Planet Indoor Mini Golf
January 12 through March 31
Linvilla Orchard’s Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! This exhibition pairs important environmental issues with the fun of miniature golf.
18 unique educational holes explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rainforest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages, your entire family will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning about our environment – every step of the way!
**Children’s Birthday Party Packages available too!
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
Vikings Beyond the Legend exhibit through March 3rd
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
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

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday February 1, 2019

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

Plein Air Inside Out
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
at Brandywine River Museum
Enjoy the wintry beauty of the Brandywine River from the Museum’s expansive atrium windows. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the vista from inside the Museum where they can sketch, paint or photograph while staying warm.
Participants may also enjoy sketching (with pencil) in the Museum’s galleries. Participants are responsible for providing all art materials (including drop cloths).
Spaces are limited.
Tickets: $10 members; $20 non-members
Details HERE

Cornelia’s Corner – Music Together
10 AM – 11 AM
February 1, 10-11 a.m.
February 22, 10-11 a.m.
March 8, 10-11 a.m.
March 22, 10-11 a.m.
April 5, 10-11 a.m.
April 26, 10-11 a.m.
May 17, 10-11 a.m.
at Holy Child Academy 475 Shadeland Avenue Drexel Hill, PA
Featuring storytime, games and crafts for children ages 18 months to four years. Free Admission.
Details and registration info HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Relax and play a game! A PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and several retro consoles are available for use. Feel free to bring your own portable device or games, too.
This program is free and open to those in grades 6-12.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

After School Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Details HERE

BYOB & Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at 6 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA
Lulu’s is open until 7:30pm for more fun, BYOB and pizza starting at 4pm. You can now place your pizza order ahead of time, give us a call, let them know what you want and they will have your pizza waiting for you! Regular admission
Details HERE

Game Day at Yeadon Library
5 PM – 6 PM
Details HERE

Movie Night-Smallfoot
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at Middletown Presbyterian Church 273 S Old Middletown Rd, Media, PA
Details HERE

Open Gymnastics
7 PM – 9 PM
at Roth’s Crosspoint Gymnastics – Naamans Creek Business Park, 7 Creek Parkway, Boothwyn, PA
Ages 3-17, CPG Students $15, Guests $20​
Details HERE

Punch Line Presents Amy Schumer
8 PM
at the Tower Theater 69th & Ludlow Upper Darby, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Steve Stefani Dance Marathon Pancake Breakfast
8 AM – 12 PM
St Matthew Lutheran Church 400 Lynbrooke Rd, Springfield Township, PA
A fun morning of pancakes, superheros, and more‼️A fundraiser by donation, we will serve pancakes, bacon, and other breakfast amenities
Details HERE

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

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Feb 2nd & 3rd
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Heart Candy Box
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
Details HERE

Groundhog Day Festival
9 AM – 1 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Will Tinicum Tim, our resident weather-soothing groundhog, see his shadow and herald in 6 more weeks of winter? How do animals survive the winter? What tools do scientists have to predict the weather? Find out the answer at the Groundhog Day Festival! Join us for an afternoon of music, crafts, snacks, facepainting, guided walks, and more. Free!
9 – 10 am Guided Groundhog Nature Walk
10 – 10:30 am Storytime with Mother Earth
10 – 10:40 am Bees in Winter (Phila. Bee Company)
10:30 – 11:30 am Walt Whitman Wildlife Drawing Workshop
10:45 – 11:15 am Winter Gardening with PHS
11 – 11:40 am How to build a Storm with the Franklin Institute
11:50 am – 12:30 pm Live Animal Presentation with Phila Metro Wildlife Center
12:30 – 1 pm Parade and Ceremony
1 – 2 pm Tinicum Tim’s Tidying Up Walk
Details HERE

Plein Air Inside Out
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
at Brandywine River Museum
Enjoy the wintry beauty of the Brandywine River from the Museum’s expansive atrium windows. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the vista from inside the Museum where they can sketch, paint or photograph while staying warm.
Participants may also enjoy sketching (with pencil) in the Museum’s galleries. Participants are responsible for providing all art materials (including drop cloths).
Spaces are limited.
Tickets: $10 members; $20 non-members
Details HERE

Kids Club Foxy Valentines
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included, $5 per project, ages 6+, supplies included.
Details HERE

2019 Chinese New Year Celebration at Reading Terminal Market
10 AM – 3 PM
at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia
PCDC and Reading Terminal Market are partnering together to celebrate the Year of the Pig! We’ll have cooking demos, dance performances by L & M Dance Studio and Shero Dance Crew, calligraphy, crafts, and lion dance by Philadelphia Suns.
9:30AM – 11:30AM: Chinese New Year Food Tour (meet up at Reading Terminal Market and visits parts of Chinatown) Registration here: https://bpt.me/4054462
10AM – 3PM: Chinese Calligraphy
10AM – 3PM: Arts and Crafts seller
11:00AM: Chinese Dance Performances by Shero Dance Crew
11:30AM: Lion Dance by the Philadelphia Suns
1PM – 2PM: Food Demonstration – Tea & Bubble Tea by Sakura Mandarin Restaurant (上海櫻花) (BaiWei), A La Mousse, and Yamitsuki
2PM – 3PM: Food Demonstration – Spring Roll by Sang Kee
Details HERE

Avengers: Countdown to Endgame – This Weeks Film is Thor
10:30 AM – 12:45 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Join each week as we watch all the necessary movies to catch up on 10 years worth of films to prepare for Avengers: End Game.
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Elmo’s Super-Duper Birthday 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall PA
It’s Elmo’s birthday and we want to celebrate! Join in for activities, stickers, and a craft
Details HERE

Lunar New Year Celebration
11 AM – 3 PM
at Independence Seaport Museum
Learn about the heritages of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese cultures as we honor the Year of the Pig. Try your hand at calligraphy with Robert Hsu, test out martial arts moves with Action Karate and Yi’s Martial Arts, drum along to a special performance by KyoDaiko, and much more
Details and ticket info HERE

Storytime in the Lodge
11:30 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Gather around the Lodge for Philly’s favorite weekly story hour. On Saturdays from November through March, your little ones can enjoy a brand new story while munching on cookies by Rope and Anchor PHL. Plus, sing their favorite songs and dance with Learn Listen Play!
Details HERE

Media PA Chinese New Year Celebration 
12 PM – 1 PM
State Street in Media
2019 is the ‘Year of the Pig’
All are welcome to experience the excitement, energy and culture of a Chinese New Year parade and celebration. Philadelphia’s premiere “Lion Dancers” from Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy will perform the traditional Lion Dance, complete with elaborate costumes, drums, cymbals, and dancing! The parade begins in front of Margaret Kuo’s Media and will continue up and down State Street.
Details HERE

Chinese New Year Celebration
12 PM – 1 PM
at Elmwood Park Zoo
Enjoy an educational program, crafts, live animal greetings featuring “animals of the zodiac” and try on our dragon mask.
Details HERE

Makin’ Music
1 PM – 1:45 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Suitable for ages 6 and under, but all are welcome.
Join Makin’ Music as they play the guitar and lead children and grown-ups in familiar and original songs and rhythm chants. Bring the family and come join the fun. Registration Required (sign-up once for entire winter/spring session).
Details and registration info HERE

TechGirlz-Making a Website with HTML and CSS
1 PM – 4 PM
at Newtown Public Library
In this workshop, students will learn the elements of HTML and CSS and use them to create a website. Using a text editor and web browser, students will edit web page templates and use them to make their own website.
For middle school girls. Please bring your own laptop.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Details and registration info HERE

27th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair
1 PM – 4 PM
at Community College of Philadelphia  17th and Spring Garden streets, Philadelphia PA
The African American Children’s Book Fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for African-American children’s books in the country. The event features nationally known bestselling authors/illustrators, many of whom have won some of the most prestigious American Library Association awards including the Coretta Scott King Award. 
Free and open to the public.
Details HERE

Gaming After Dark
6:30 PM – 9 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Teens take over the library during this monthly, after hours club. Join us for video games, board games, music, and art. Hang out with friends in this super-chill teens only space. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional.
This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Feb 2nd & 3rd
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Free Adaptive Ice Skating Program
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
at BlueCross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Adaptive ice skating is back at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Sundays from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. Bring family and friends to enjoy free instructive skate lessons for those with mobility restrictions. Participants will work with rink staff to learn sled skating skills. All ages. First come, first serve. For more information contact riverrink@drwc.org.
Details HERE

Lunar New Year
10 AM – 3 PM
at The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Squeal with delight as we ring in the Year of the Pig.
Details and schedule HERE

PECO’s Free First Sundays at The Barnes Foundation – Breaking Boundaries
10 AM – 5 PM
Today is about empowerment and pushing creativity forward. Explore, experiment, and play throughout the day and see why art is for everyone!
Details and schedule HERE

First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum – Winter Wake Up!
11 AM – 2 PM
Come to Brandywine for a mid-winter wake up! Sing and dance along with Makin’ Music and get creative by making your own Valentine cards and collages.
Art-making activities will be ongoing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Makin’ Music will perform their lively Rockin’ Rhythms at 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Details HERE

The Snow Queen
Sundays at Noon (Jan. 27-Mar.3)
at Media Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE

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

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