Happy spring, Philly families!! Ok, so it might not feel quite springy with snow on falling now but warmer temps are coming this weekend so enjoy all the late March fun to be had for all this weekend!
Running this weekend only at the Academy of Music is the beloved musical Annie presented by Broadway Philadelphia. Families will enjoy this brand new reincarnation of the classic with favorite songs the whole family will be singing long after the show. Shows run Friday March 20th at 8pm, Saturday March 21st at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday March 22nd at 1pm and 6pm. Tickets $20 and up.
Don’t miss Holy Child Academy’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. this weekend with shows running Friday March 20th at 7:30pm, Saturday March 21st at 1pm and 7:30pm. Plus enjoy a special autograph party with the characters after the Saturday 1pm matinee too! Tickets are just $8 for adults and $6 for children and can be purchased at the door.
The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday March 20th through Sunday March 22nd at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.
Fancy Nancy Arrives at NEST
Saturday March 21st
10am – 11:30am
1301 Locust Street
Fancy Nancy herself arrives at NEST this Saturday March 21st from 10am – 11:30am in advance of her arrival at Walnut Street Theatre later this month. Enjoy music, fun and meet and greet photo opps with this beloved children’s character. $15 for non-members.
Head to the Please Touch Museum on Saturday March 21st to celebrate the arrival of spring with musical performances visits from the Very Hungry Caterpillar as well as kite and butterfly crafts and lots more spring activities and fun! $17.
Celebrate the International Day of Forests at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill this weekend Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd with tree themed fun and activities! $12.95 plus tax.
Don’t miss a chance to hop on a hayride to Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards in Media this weekend for a fun hayride and special meet and greet with the Easter Bunny. $8 per person.
Celebrate ancient Egyptian culture at the Penn Museum’s Egyptomania! – a day long celebration from 11am – 4pm featuring festivities and fun focusing on Egypt like “Mummy Makers” and Hieroglphys workshops, traditional music and dance, craft stations to create your own canopic jar and wesekh necklace and more! $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-17.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings including this Sunday March 22nd between 9:30am – 12pm. Free
Kids Corner Music Festival
Sunday March 22nd
11am – 1pm
World Café Live
3025 Walnut Street
It’s the 2015 Kids Corner Music Festival taking place this Sunday March 22nd at the World Café Live in Philly from 11am – 1pm. Don’t miss this fun family music event featuring Kids Corner radio host, Kathy O’Connell as she welcomes The Pop Ups, The Not-Its and Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights. Tickets $18 (ages 1 and younger free). Doors open at 10:30am.
The Hampstead Theater Company presents Pinocchio this Sunday March 22nd at 2pm the Free Library of Philadelphia as part of its free Sundays on Stage family programs. This classic tale of an Italian woodcarver and a marionette on his journey to become a real boy will delight children of all ages. Free.