It’s the official last weekend of summer and there is much fun to be had in and around Philly this weekend! Don’t miss the final weekend of The Science Behind Pixar at the Franklin Institute, the weekend long German festival, pay what you wish museum admission and more!!
Family Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Friday Sept. 2
7 Lock Street
Venice Island Performing Arts & Rec Center
Bring the kids (and some chocolate!) to a screening of this all-ages 1971 classic movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, at the Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center. Free.
The Science Behind Pixar
Friday Sept. 2 – Monday Sept 5
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Head to The Franklin Institute for The Science Behind Pixar exhibit during its final weekend this Friday Sept 2 – Monday Sept 5. This exhibit explores what it takes to bring Pixar Studio’s most popular movies and beloved characters to the big screen via more than 40 hands-on activities, firsthand accounts from members of Pixar production teams and recreations of favorite characters that highlight the scientific concepts used to make each film. $29.95 daytime adults, $24.95 daytime kids.
Saturday Sept. 3 – Monday Sept. 5
Cannstatter Volksfest Verein
9130 Academy Rd.
Head to the German Volksfest this Saturday Sept. 3rd for a celebration of all things German, including food, music, dancing, souvenirs, crafts, amusement rides and beer for the adult crowd. $6 for one day, $9 for two days; $11 for three days; free ages 12 & younger.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday Sept. 3
12pm – 3pm
200 6th Street
Enjoy a Labor Day celebration at Franklin Square this Saturday Sept. 3 from 12-3pm. Take a ride on the Liberty Express carousel, play a round of Philadelphia themed mini-golf, and more. Admission free. Carousel and golf are ticketed.
Spruce Street Harbor Park
Friday Sept. 2 – Monday Sept. 5
Columbus Blvd. and Spruce Street
The family fun continues at Spruce Street Harbor Park this Friday Sept 2 – Sunday Sept. 5. Named one of the best places to visit in Philadelphia by national press, Spruce Street Harbor Park features colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful lights, games and fun for the kids, and refreshing food and drink from popular Philly restaurants. Free.
Pay What You Wish Sunday
Sunday Sept. 4
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
It’s the first weekend of the month so that means Pay What You Wish admission all day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday September 4. Enjoy the Museum’s vast galleries and treasures. Kids 12 and under always free. Adult admission is Pay What You Wish on the first Sunday of each month.