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English Language Classes at the Family Resource Center


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 Mondays from 10-11:30am

Intermediate Level Classes are Wednesdays from 10-11:30am


Please direct any questions to

Outside Events for Parents & Families

FREE Tickets: Charlotte Blake Alston Stories and Songs, Philadelphia International Childrens Festival

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Annenberg Center - 3680 Walnut Street
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Tell me a story!  For centuries, many cultures used stories to pass down beliefs, myths, history and values to generations. Master storyteller and host of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s preschool concert series, Charlotte Blake Alston captivates audiences with stories and songs from the African and African American oral traditions.

Recommended for all ages

Tickets are FREE and are limited to Family Center members ONLY. 

  • They must be picked up in person at the Family Center (online registration does not guarentee tickets)
  • Due to limited availability tickets are only available to Family Center members and their children

Ticket sales start on Monday May 2nd!  

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: