Family Resource Center

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Educational Programming

Summer Reading Challenge!

Reading Room, Family Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Help the Family Center reach our goal of reading 500 books this summer!

Beginning June 1st, visit the Reading Room in the Family Center (3615 Locust Walk, Lower Level) and pick up a Summer Reading Challenge sheet.

Every completed Challenge sheet can be turned in to the Family Fellow on duty for a reward from the Prize Chest, and will be worth one entry into the End of Summer Grand Prize Drawing in August!

Weekly Events

Creative Eats - making edible crafts!

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Lounge Front, Family Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Come join us every other Wednesday for Creative Eats! There will be creative snacks that you can make and then eat afterwards! There will be a different craft snack every time. 

Show Dates
Movie Days!

Join us for weekly movies on August 1st, August 8th, and August 15th from 10:30 am-12:30 pm! There will be popcorn, juice, and a different movie to watch every week! The schedule includes:  

August 1st- Moana

August 8th- Ferdinand

August 15th- Finding Dory

Please register in advance on our website. 

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.