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Saturday Play Dates

Welcome Back Play Date

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

Join us for our Welcome Back Play Date, as we kick off the new year and welcome our new and returning students and post-docs with children! Bring your family, enjoy some snacks, activities and family fun! Don't miss this chance to meet and talk with other students and post docs with children and learn about our resources and community!    

Please register in advance.

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.


**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


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.

Swim Lessons at Pottruck

Pottruck Gym, 3701 Walnut St

Become a better swimmer at any age with our private and group swim lessons. Swim instruction is returning to Sheerr Pool for the Spring with session schedule from March 20th- May 1st.

Classes Available:

 Parent and Child (6mon-4yrs)
 Children Level 1-4
 Adult Beginner and Intermediate

Please sign up for all Aquatics Programs at the Membership Services Office in Pottruck Health & Fitness Center. For more information and pricing visit the Aquatics website: