Another Phily heatwave is upon us – how are you and your kiddos going to beat the heat and still have fun this weekend? Check out one of these great family friendly options for hot fun in Philly with the little ones. (Note: If you’re heading to any of the outdoor fun events be sure to check websites as many events are already being cancelled due to excessive heat forecasted for Saturday!)
Shark Fest Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Cool off this weekend at the Adventure Aquarium with Shark Fest! See 16 unique shark species throughout 2 million gallons of water, making up the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast. Touch live sharks, walk through a 40-foot suspended Shark tunnel and get up close and personal with some of the coolest creatures on earth – sharks! Tickets $17.95 – $23.95, ages 1 and younger free.
6th Annual Phyzz Phest Philadelphia
31 S. 4th Street
Come out and celebrate Dr. Physick’s medical achievements and Philadelphia’s history at Society Hill’s last free-standing federal-stye mansion the Physic House this Saturday July 7th starting at 1pm. Enjoy Dr. Physick’s birthday with ice cream and cake, taste soda samples brewed from Physic’s original recipe. Plus kids can sign their own Declaration of Independence and much more. Free. Additional $5 for tours of the Physick house.
Radio 104.5 Block Party
The Piazza at Schmidt’s
N. Second St. & Germantown Ave.
It’s the 3rd annual Radio 104.5 Block Party taking place this Saturday July 7th from 4:00 – 7:00pm at The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties. Come our for this FREE summer block party with music, food, fun and more!
Family Fun Days
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1100 Village Drive
Starting this Sunday July 8th, children 17 and under get in free to WheatonArts on Sundays with hands-on activities, performances and other family fun event. Presented by PNC Arts Alive. This Sunday kids will explore “Paper Baubles and Beads.” Free.
Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road & Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA
Head out to beautiful Chadds Ford this Sunday July 8th for free Sunday mornings at the Brandywine River Museum. Admission is free from 9:30am – 12:00 noon for families to tour the galleries and enjoy museum. Free.
Become An Architect! and Summer Block Party
The Delaware Children’s Museum
550 Justison St.
The Delaware Children’s Museum in Wilmington, DE hosts a weekend of exploration allowing kids the opportunity to Become an Architect by making their own blueprint and building structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows on Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th from 11:00 – 11:30am. And while you’re there check out the Summer Block Party, a new gallery filled with hundreds of wood and foam blocks of all shapes and sizes.Free with museum admission, $12, ages 1 and under free.
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival
Rockwood Mansion & Gardens
610 Shipley Rd.
This old-fashioned ice cream festival at Rockwood Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington will be serving up tasty cold ice cream for families on Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th starting each day at 11am. Enjoy ice cream and frozen treats from local and regional dairies, specialty dishes from local restaurants, Delaware craft brews plus lots of music and kid-friendly activities at the largest family picnic in New Castle County, DE! Cost is $1 – $5 and includes free ice cream sample.
Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend
Museums Across the Tri-State Region
Bank of America cardholders get free admission to several area museums this weekend including African American Museum in Phila., National Constitution Center, Phila. Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Garden State Discovery Museum, WheatonArts & Cultural Center, Noyes Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Winterthur and other participating museums nationwide. Check the Bank of America Museums on Us website for full list of participating museums.