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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 Phillyfunguide, 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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    40 Winks with the Sphinx

     

    Penn Museum is back again with the best sleepover this side of Ancient Egypt! This Friday, December 1st, Penn Museum will once again be hosting 40 Winks with the Sphinx, an overnight adventure where children ages 6-12 (and their chaperone) can spend the night in the Penn Museum! Spend a whole night exploring the museum in your pajamas, playing games, learning about the various exhibits through scavenger hunts and hands-on activities and more. So fun, you might not want to go back home!

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    Breakfast With Santa
    Philadelphia Zoo
    December 2nd, 2017 - December 17th, 2017

    Breakfast with Santa

     

    It's the most wonderful time of the year, where Ol' St. Nick begins to make his holiday rounds, spending time with all the good boys and girls. Why not share your holiday season with the Philadelphia Zoo this year, with their special holiday breakfast?! Every weekend this month (through December 17th), the Zoo will be hosting a delicious breakfast buffet with a special appearence from Kris Kringle himself! 

    Family Day

     

    Join the Fairmount Park Conservancy as they spead holiday cheer all across the city this season with family-friendly holiday programming at all of their Historic Houses. This Sunday, December 3rd, Lemon Hill Mansion is having a Family Day; visitors to the historic mansion can expect to enjoy fun, interactive activities and games, sweet treats like hot cocoa and even a special visit from Santa himself! Don't miss it!

    Celebrations Around the World

     

    If you're looking for a different way to celebrate the holiday season, then look no further than the Penn Museum this Sunday, December 3rd! Drawing from the museum's large collection of artificats and artwork, this event looks to highlight holiday celebrations across various cultures. Learn about holiday traditions from around the world, and treat yourself or a special friend to a gift from the Museum's Holiday Sale!

    Holiday Festivities for the Family

     

    Tour the glamour and glitz of the Fonthill Castle this Sunday, December 3rd as they invite you and your family into their hallowed halls. Make a holiday ornament to take home, enjoy fresh hot cider, and visit the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works for even more family fun! Santa won't miss it, why should you?

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

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    VISUAL ARTS
    EXHIBIT BY 8 PHOTOGRAPHERS TO FEATURE MOMENTS OF RESISTANCE SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S...
    Photo Exhibit - Resistance...
    November 2nd, 2017 - December 31st, 2017
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    KIDS
    Chanukah Wonderland
    Please Touch Museum
    December 13th, 2017
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    Please Touch Museum
    Please Touch Museum
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    OUTDOORS
    Puzzling Adventures
    Puzzling Adventures - Philadelphia
    April 22nd, 2017 - October 22nd, 2018
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    PECO Primate Reserve
    Philadelphia Zoo
    July 1st, 2014 - December 31st, 2018
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    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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    Observatory
    The Franklin Institute
    January 1st, 2012 - December 31st, 2020
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    Fels Planetarium
    The Franklin Institute
    January 1st, 2012 - December 31st, 2020

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