Family Resource Center

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Brunch and Play Date Series

One Saturday of each month we invite Penn students and post-docs to bring their kids to the Graduate Student Center at 3615 Locust Walk for food, crafts, and fun!

Being a parent and managing the demands of graduate school can be difficult for students, partners, and their families. This event will give you a chance to meet other Penn students with children to share experiences, find advice, and make new friends. Partners and children are always welcome.

April Brunch & Play Date

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Grad Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk


Finally, spring is in the air! Join us as we celebrate an end to a long, cold winter as we decorate flower pots for spring flowers! Enjoy a complimentary brunch and catch up with other student parents as your kids play with each other and our Family Center toys. To attend, please register in advance. See you there!


Family Yoga Series

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Family Center, Houston Hall, Room 240

Looking for a way to incorporate Yoga into your relationship with your child?  Wondering when you will ever have time to exercise again?  Welcome to Parent and Child Yoga!

This 4-week series is designed for parents who want to work on their mind/body connection while spending time with their child.  Each class will focus on yoga for parents, but will also include children’s yoga and infant massage techniques as well.  At even the earliest weeks of life yoga can assist with sleep, digestion, and fussiness as well as build strength and coordination.  Imagine what it can do for you!  Open to parents all levels and children from 6 weeks.

Family Play Room during Commencement

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Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk

We've set up a quiet play room for you and your children on Commencement day.  Go to the Graduate Student Center's Room 302 if your kids need some down time.


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 will kick off in June with Seeds to Sprouts, a Parent & Child series of classes targeted for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Also starting in June will be the Mini-Morris Players, an interactive theater program for ages 5-10 that will bring to life the history of the Morrises’ Chestnut Hill estate. Visit the Morris Arboretum for the full schedule and registration information.


**Morris Arboretum is free with a Penn card!