Family Resource Center

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Breastfeeding Support Group

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Conference Room (Lower Level), Family Center, 3615 Locust Walk

UPenn Breastfeeding Support Group, one Monday a month from 12 noon - 1:30 pm, open to Penn faculty, staff, students, post docs and their partners.
Come meet other new moms on campus, get help with breastfeeding challenges, or share what's worked for you

If you are...
-        breastfeeding
-        pumping and bottle-feeding
-        pregnant & thinking about breastfeeding
-        formula-feeding and curious about breastfeeding
...this group is for you.

Bring your baby, and if needed your pillows, bottles or pump, and snacks for yourself or to share with the group. A scale will be available to weigh your baby.

Upcoming dates: Monday 9/14, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7

Event sponsored by the Family Center, the Women's Center, and Human Resources


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English Language Class for Children

Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the Family Resource Center for English as a second language lessons. The goal of these lessons is to enhance the child's vocabulary and language structure through play- making learning fun!

English Language Classes at the Family Resource Center

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Lounge Back, Family Center, 3615 Locust Walk


Learn and Practice English!

Want to learn and practice your conversational English skills?  Then bring your kids and come over to the Family Resource Center for free English language lessons!  Penn students/postdocs and their spouses and families are welcome to register and attend.  Not only will you get to learn English, you'll get to do it in a family-friendly environment where you can meet other international families.  


All levels are encouraged to participate but please register in advance.

Beginner Level Classes are Monday and Wednesdays from 11am - 12pm

Intermediate Level Classes  are Tuesdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Please direct any questions to

Weekly Events

Sensory Play

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Conference Room (Lower Level), Family Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Fridays 11/13, 11/20, 12/4

10:00-11:00 am

Family Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Lower Level

Join us for creative discovery through sensory play!  We will paint, play with slime, and get wet.  Each week we will explore a different sensory experiment, so arrive ready to get messy!  This event is oriented toward children, but we welcome parents to join the fun.

Weekly Storytime at the Family Center

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Weekly Storytime at the Family Center


Join us every Thursday from 11am-noon at the Family Resource Center for Story time! We will have a different theme every week. Snacks and exciting information will be shared. Email us at for questions. 

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 Kicks Off Family Programming for Fall 2015

Philadelphia, PA 2015—This fall, 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.