Family Resource Center

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English Lessons

 

English Lessons are available for adult family members of Penn students.

Classes are free. Advanced registration is encouraged. All classes take place in the Family Resource Center. Classes begin 9/5 and end 12/14. Please register in advance so teachers can prepare materials. Kids are welcome, but must be watched by the caregiver attending class. 

Beginners classes: Thursdays 10:00-11:30AM

Intermediate classes: Tuesday 10:00-11:30AM 

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Intermediate English Lessons

Intermediate Classes are for students who are already somewhat familiar with the English Language. 

This class is open to adult family members of students and postdocs. 

Classes begin 9/5 and end on 12/11

Please register in advance so instructors can prepare materials. 

If you have any questions please email frc@gsc.upenn.edu 

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Beginner English Lessons

Beginner Classes are for students who are starting to learn the basics of the English Language. There are two instructors so students can have indepth lessons! 

This class is open to adult family members of students and postdocs. 

Classes begin 9/7 and continue to 12/14. 

Please register in advance so instructors can prepare materials. 

If you have any questions please email frc@gsc.upenn.edu 

Events

Mad Mixtures Workshop with Mad Science

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Lounge Front, Family Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Lounge Back, Family Center, 3615 Locust Walk

   Mad Science will be joining the Family Center for a Mad Mixtures Workshop.  Children ages 3 and over will come together to explore the world of   Chemistry. A mad scientist will walk the children through experiments like   exploding colors, liquid lasagna and more. Each child will even make a fun mixture to take home.

Register today to join the fun!

Saturday Play Dates

Winter Play Date

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Lounge Front, Family Center, 3615 Locust Walk

It's getting cold outside but join us at the Family Center for a warm Winter Play Date! Come celebrate the end of the semester with friends, snacks, crafts, and entertainment. Baby Worldplay will be joining us for a winter and holiday-themed reading and singing adventure!

Weekly Events

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Weekly Sing-Along with Banana Music

Join the Family Center and Banana Music for a weekly sing-along. Anna Banana, from the Anna Banana Band, will lead a 45 minute sing-along session with the children. All ages are welcome to join in on the fun! 

To check out Anna Banana's music, go to her website at https://www.bananamusicphilly.com/

 

Outside Events for Parents & Families

Growing Minds, Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum introduces Growing Minds, new programming specifically geared to younger visitors and their families. Growing Minds offers events like with Seeds to Sprouts, Stroller Stride, Story Time Nature Yoga. Visit the Morris Arboretum for the full schedule and registration information. http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/events_GrowingMinds.shtml

 

**Morris Arboretum is free with a Penn card!

Family and Kids Programs at the Penn Museum

Penn Museum Family Programming

Families can create fun memories in the Penn Museum’s international galleries with a lineup of engaging programs geared toward visitors of all ages. Except where noted, programs are free with Museum admission donation ($15 general admission; $12 for seniors [65+]; $10 for full-time students [with ID] and children [6-17]; free for Penn Museum members, children under 6, active U.S. military and PennCard holders.

For the most updated information on family programs offered at the Penn Museum, and for online pre-registration (required for some programs) visit the Museum’s website:www.penn.museum/calendar.


FUN FOR ALL AGES

World Culture Series and Family Saturdays bring the Museum collections to life, immersing visitors of all ages in music, dance, culinary arts, crafts, and cultural traditions from around the world. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

Family Friendly events at the Kimmel Center

If you are interested in exploring Philly and doing more outside of the Penn area then you should check out the Kimmel Center. All year long they throw a series of events and many happened to be Family Friendly. Grab your children and go check them out. http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/?org=355