Happy first weekend in February! Lots to do in and around Philly this weekend for families including Lunar New Year celebrations, African American History Month celebrations and much more!
Lunar New Year
Saturday Feb. 6
11am – 3pm
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Head to the Independence Seaport Museum this Saturday Feb. 6th from 11am – 3pm to celebrate the Year of the Monkey! Learn about Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese traditions and enjoy family friendly activities, entertainment and more. Free with admission.
Mr. Men and Little Miss Free Family Event
Saturday Feb. 6th 11am
babyGap King of Prussia Mall
160 N. Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA
Bring the kids out to the babyGap in the King of Prussia Mall this Saturday Feb. 6th at 11am for a Mr. Men and Little Miss Fun Family Event featuring a story reading from the classic Mr. Men Little Miss book series, themed activities, treats and more. Plus character photo opps and more! Free.
FORE The Planet Indoor Mini-Golf
Friday Feb. 5 – Sunday Feb. 7
137 W. Knowlton Rd.
Enjoy indoor educational mini golf at Linvilla Orchards in the new exhibition created by the Academy of Natural Sciences that pairs environmental issues with the fun of mini golf. Tickets $4.95 – $6.95.
African American Children’s Book Fair
Saturday Feb. 6th
Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street
Don’t miss the 24th annual African American Children’s Book Fair happening this Saturday Feb. 6th at the Community College of Philadelphia starting at 1pm. View presentations by bestselling illustrators and authors, play games, and browse multicultural literature for kids of all ages! Free.
Passport to Discovery: Lunar New Year
Saturday Feb. 6 – Sunday Feb. 7
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
Kids and families can celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend at the Garden State Discovery Museum Saturday Feb. 6 and Sunday Feb. 7. Ring in the Year of the Monkey with themed activities, crafts, and fun. On Sat. Feb. 6th take part in a Chinese Lantern release at 5pm in the Butterfly Garden, too. $13.95.
Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday Feb. 7
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday February 7 between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.
Asian New Year
Sunday Feb. 7th
10am – 3pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this Sunday Feb. 7th from 10am – 3pm with a performance by Dance China NY, a Chinese lantern art activity, calligraphy demonstrations and tours of the East Asian art exhibits. Admission normally $20 adults, $14 for ages 13-18, free for ages 12 and younger. Since it’s the first Sunday of the month, pay what you wish!
Family See and Make Afternoon: Celebrate Setsubun!
Sunday Feb. 7
Shofuso Japanese House & Garden
Lansdowne Dr. and Horticultural Dr.
Celebrate the Japanese holiday that marks the transition from winter to spring at the Japanese House & Garden this Sunday Feb. 7th starting at 12:30pm. Enjoy traditional kamishibai storytelling, taiko drumming and mask making. $8
Chinese New Year Community Gala
Sunday Feb. 7
1pm – 5pm
Great Valley High School
225 N. Phoenixville Pike
Head to the annual Chinese New Year Community Gala at Great Valley High School in Malvern this Sunday Feb. 7th starting from 1pm – 5pm. Kids of all ages will enjoy celebrating a lion dance, Chinese music, martial arts demos, and cultural fair. Free.