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    Between school, extracurriculars, play dates and parties, the week starts to feel long and routine for you and the kids. Why not shake it up with some of these local, family friendly events? Here at the FunGuide, we've complied a list of this week's best affordable events and attractions that will keep their attention and yours!

     

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    The Ways of the Lenape

     

    Learn about a new culture this Wednesday at the Penn Museum! The Ways of the Lenape is Penn's latest multicultural program, showcasing the history of the Native-American Lenape Tribe. Rob Aptaker will use Native-American artifacts to paint a picture of traditional Lenape culture.

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    Science Saturday - "What's for Lunch?"
    Fairmount Water Works
    July 1st, 2017 - September 30th, 2017

    Science Saturday @ Fairmount Water Works

     

    Learn about the the animals of Philly this Saturday at the Fairmount Water Works! In this free, weekly event, your little ones will learn about river otters, birds of prey, food webs and more. This is an all-ages event, so parents and guardians are more than welcome to join in on the fun.

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    FREE Family Tour - Fairmount Water Works
    Let's Go Outdoors
    June 24th, 2017 - November 19th, 2017

    Family Tour of the Fairmount Water Works

     

    Another offering at the Fairmount Water Works, this time from the community organization Let's Go Outdoors; Let's Go Outdoors creates programs that encourage families to get outside and engage in environmental learning together. This Saturday and Sunday, join them in taking a tour of the historical Fairmount Water Works, which includes a film screening about the history of the Water Works building. Guests are welcome to stay afterwards for the Science Saturday program.

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    KIDS
    PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families: Picture Me
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    July 2nd, 2017

    PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families

     

    Every first Sunday, PNC Arts Alive hosts hands-on family programs at the Brandywine Museum of Art on a number of themes every month! Enjoy free admission, and this month's theme Picture Me; guests will explore portraits, from cell phone selfies to formal self-portraits.

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    MUSEUMS
    Finding the Founders Event and Free Museum Day
    National Constitution Center
    July 2nd, 2017

    Finding the Founders/Free Museum Day

     

    Offered as part of the Wawa Welcome America festivities, the National Constitution Center (along with many other area museums) is offering free admission this Sunday! Take this opportunity to join in on their Finding the Founding Fathers event, which includes walking tours and hands-on workshops on all things Revolution. Happy Independence Day!

     

    For more on Wawa Welcome America festivities, check out our editorial here!

    Check out these other family friendly events in the Philadelphia area! 

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    TOURS
    History of Valley Forge Trolley Tour - Summer Season
    The Encampment Store at Valley Forge...
    June 24th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017
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    KIDS
    Baby Time Storytime!
    Baby Wordplay
    June 6th, 2017 - August 25th, 2017
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    THEATRE
    The Jungle Book by Family Stages
    Family Stages
    June 29th, 2017 - August 10th, 2017
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    THEATRE
    WILD
    Muhlenberg College - Theatre and...
    June 28th, 2017 - July 29th, 2017
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    TOURS
    Delaware River Harbor Cruise
    Patriot Harbor Lines
    June 13th, 2017 - December 13th, 2018
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    TOURS
    Flavors of Philly
    City Food Tours Philadelphia
    April 6th, 2017 - October 6th, 2018
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    TOURS
    Flavors of Philly
    City Food Tours Philadelphia
    June 20th, 2017 - August 20th, 2017
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Cheltenham Center for the Arts Summer Camp 2017
    Cheltenham Center for the Arts
    June 19th, 2017 - August 25th, 2017
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    MUSEUMS
    PECO Primate Reserve
    Philadelphia Zoo
    July 1st, 2014 - December 31st, 2018
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    MUSEUMS
    "Stitch to Learn, Learn to Stitch" Exhibit
    Pennypacker Mills
    March 1st, 2017 - January 31st, 2018
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    MUSEUMS
    Pottsgrove Manor's new exhibit, "Rise and Shine at the Manor"
    Montgomery County Parks, Trails, &...
    March 4th, 2017 - November 5th, 2017
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    MUSEUMS
    "Returning Home: Additions to the Demuth Museum Collection"
    Demuth Museum
    May 16th, 2017 - July 2nd, 2017
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    MUSEUMS
    Signature Exhibit: Outside In
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of...
    March 15th, 2016 - October 31st, 2018
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    ATTRACTIONS
    Please Touch Museum
    Please Touch Museum
    Permanent Attraction
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    DANCE
    Dance 4 Life Experience
    Dance 4 Life Fitness Studios
    February 23rd, 2017 - August 23rd, 2018

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