Dinosaurs, Dr. King, and a Daddy Daughter Hike- This Weekend in Philadelphia and the Southern New Jersey Shore

This Weekend in Philly and the Southern NJ shore is packed with events. Theater and music performances are scheduled alongside opportunities to explore what nature has to offer. There are even events to aid in reflection as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday. Enjoy all that the area has to offer this weekend.

Dinosaur Days Closing Weekend

January 13 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

The Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University 

Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss out on the final weekend of this exciting exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Participate in an egg drop challenge, create a cretaceous craft, or learn about the perils of being a dinosaur homemaker with the Nest Sweet Nest event. Dino lovers will enjoy learning and participating in this event’s final weekend.

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

January 11-13

Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center

Margate, NJ

Eugene A. Tighe Middle School is presenting this beloved musical on stage. Come join the adventurous and bookish Belle on her journey to free her father from the clutches of the Beast. And witness a love story unfold in the process. 

Day Off Camp: Nature Ninjas

January 12 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Philadelphia, PA

Your kids will love an opportunity to learn the art of tracking and navigation at this camp. In addition, they’ll learn about animals that thrive in the winter weather while exploring the forest. This event promises a day full of adventure for your curious kiddos!

Dads and Daughters Hot Chocolate and Hike

January 13 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

Tyler Arboretum

Media, PA

Take a trek through the arboretum and experience an unparalleled daddy-daughter bonding opportunity. Learn about animals as you traverse the grounds of the Arboretum then head back inside for a delicious cup of cocoa to finish the day.

Knitting Club

January 12 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Egg Harbor Township Branch Library

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

All ages are welcome to this knitting club. Bring your current WIP (work in progress) to engage in some lively conversation and a wealth of shared knitting knowledge alongside other yarn enthusiasts.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 15 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia, PA

Create art for MANNA to deliver alongside their meals for those in need. Join others as they honor Dr. King’s legacy at this event.

Create a Snowman Sign

January 13 10:30 AM- 11:15 AM

Brigantine Branch Library

Brigantine, NJ

Get crafty and create a cute snowman sign to adorn your door through the rest of the winter season! Just because Christmas is over, your home shouldn’t be without adorable décor. Craft alongside others at this workshop to create a hanging snowman sign you’ll cherish for years to come.

MLK Tribute Concert

January 15 1:30 PM

Girard College

Philadelphia, PA

Honor the prolific Dr. King and his legacy at this free concert. With works such as Barber’s Adagio for Strings performed along with lines from Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Although the event is free, tickets are required.

Discovery Camp at the Franklin Institute

January 12 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

The Franklin Institute

Philadelphia, PA

Participate in exciting hands-on learning opportunities. With an interesting theme for each camp, your kids will love a day away from school at this camp. (They might even learn a little something. But don’t tell them!)


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