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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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    Dr. Seuss's 107th Birthday!

     

    The Free Library of Philadelphia and the National Education Association have come together for the month of March to celebrate Read Across America Day and Dr. Suess's 107th birthday! Library branches all across the city are celebrating with special programming and read-a-longs. Don't wait; this is the last week of the celebration!

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    Skippyjon Jones
    Walnut Street Theatre
    March 31st, 2017 - April 22nd, 2017

    Skippyjon Jones

     

    Curiousity certainly can't kill this crafty cat! Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams; determined to be someone different, he reinvents himself as a Skippito Friskito, the greatest sword fighter in Mexico. Will his identity crisis catch up to him? Find out in this charming musical from Walnut Street Theatre.

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    MUSEUMS
    Robot Revolution
    The Franklin Institute
    October 8th, 2016 - April 2nd, 2017

    Robot Revolution

     

    This is the last week to explore the cutting edge exhibit dedicated to robotics at the Frankin Insitiute. Supported by Google and The Boeing Company, Robots Revolution features robots from around the world. It's never too early to get the little ones interested in robotics and engineering!

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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Prom Dress Drive
    William Jeanes Memorial Library
    April 1st, 2017 - April 2nd, 2017

    Prom Dress Drive

     

    If you're exhausted by prom season and the idea of paying exorbitant amounts for a dress that will only be used once, worry not, this may be just the event for you and your prom-bound shopper! Prom dress drives are an exceedingly popular way to get the haute couture your child desires, without the hefty price tag. Dresses donated to the William Jeans Memorial Library are new, or gently worn, and will be offered absolutely FREE! Shoes, accesories and jewelery will also be available, as well as light refreshements. 

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    PNC ARTS ALIVE FIRST SUNDAYS FOR FAMILIES
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    April 2nd, 2017

    PNC Arts Alive First Sundays

     

    PNC Arts Alive provides free, family friendly activities for a wide variety of little learners across the Philadelphia region. This Sunday's theme, Art Cycle, imagines creative uses for repurposed materials, starting the conversation about conservation early! 

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

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    OUTDOORS
    Spring is in the Air with the United States Hot Air Balloon Team
    Balloon Rides Daily by U.S. Hot Air...
    March 2nd, 2017 - April 30th, 2017
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    MUSEUMS
    Exhibit: Jewish Flight into China
    Pearl S. Buck International®
    January 24th, 2017 - August 31st, 2017
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    Please Touch Museum
    Please Touch Museum
    Permanent Attraction
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    Norristown Remembered: The Art of Frank Batson
    Historical Society of Montgomery...
    February 21st, 2017 - April 27th, 2017
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Draw the Line: 13th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition
    Main Line Art Center
    March 6th, 2017 - April 16th, 2017
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    MUSEUMS
    PECO Primate Reserve
    Philadelphia Zoo
    July 1st, 2014 - December 31st, 2018
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    ANIMALS
    Family Plus Membership
    Philadelphia Zoo
    June 20th, 2016 - July 10th, 2017
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    ATTRACTIONS
    The Giant Heart
    The Franklin Institute
    January 1st, 2013 - December 31st, 2020
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    Train Factory
    The Franklin Institute
    January 1st, 2012 - December 31st, 2020
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    Franklin Air Show
    The Franklin Institute
    January 1st, 2012 - January 31st, 2021
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    Amazing Machine
    The Franklin Institute
    January 1st, 2012 - December 31st, 2020
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    KidScience
    The Franklin Institute
    January 1st, 2012 - December 31st, 2020
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    Space Command
    The Franklin Institute
    January 1st, 2012 - December 31st, 2020
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    Changing Earth
    The Franklin Institute
    January 1st, 2012 - December 31st, 2020
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    Sir Isaac's Loft
    The Franklin Institute
    January 1st, 2012 - December 31st, 2020

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