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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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    Philly CoderDojo
    Called to Serve CDC
    March 18th, 2017 - June 17th, 2017

    Philly CoderDojo

     

    Philly CoderDojo is a part of the CoderDojo network; a network of free, volunteer-led community programs focused on coding and developing. There is no set curriculum to CoderDojo; children will have the opportunity to learn at their level and skillset. Parents are also welcome to stay and help, maybe even learn something too!

     
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    Springhouse Storytime
    Newlin Grist Mill
    April 20th, 2017 - October 19th, 2017

    Springhouse Storytime

     

    Head to the Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills, PA for Springhouse Storytime, a monthly series for little readers. Spend some time outside in the beautiful spring/summer weather and hear a story; little guests can expect sing alongs, interactive stories, games and crafts, all against the backdrop of the beautiful Springhouse.

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    The Challenge Club
    Free Library of Philadelphia - Fumo...
    May 15th, 2017 - August 21st, 2017

    The Challenge Club

     

    Head to the Fumo Family Branch of the Free Library for The Challenge Club - a social club for children ages 10-15 who are on the autistic spectrum or have other social difficulties. Registration and attendance for this monthly club are free, and activities include board games, video games, Legos Minecraft and more. 

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    Rosenbach Reading Group: Women Crime Writers
    The Rosenbach of the Free Library of...
    May 18th, 2017 - June 8th, 2017

    Rosenbach Reading Group: Women Crime Writers

     

    In the realm of crime and mystery writing, you may have heard of leading ladies such as Agatha Christie, but what about 20th century pioneers like Margaret Millar or Dorothy B. Hughes? The Rosenbach is hosting a reading group dedicated to the ladies of true crime and mystery, lead by instructor Edward G. Pettit, the Manager of Public Programs at the Rosenbach. This program is perfect for teens and older students who love reading!

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    Day-Off Camp: Canoeing
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental...
    May 26th, 2017

    Day-Off Camp: Canoeing

     

    Start the long weekend off right with Day Off Camp! This week's day camp centers around canoeing and exploring the Schuykill Center's smaller ponds and streams, as well as the Schuykill River. Pre-registration is required for this program.

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

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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square
    Historic Philadelphia Inc.
    May 9th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017
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    TOURS
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    July 1st, 2016 - June 30th, 2017
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    THEATRE
    Orbiter 3 presents PEACEABLE KINGDOM
    Orbiter 3
    May 10th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017
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    THEATRE
    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
    People's Light
    April 29th, 2017 - June 4th, 2017
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    THEATRE
    Frank McCourt's The Irish and How They Got That Way
    Bucks County Center for the...
    May 24th, 2017 - June 4th, 2017
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    THEATRE
    Brighton Beach Memoirs
    Act II Playhouse
    May 16th, 2017 - June 25th, 2017
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    MUSEUMS
    Marcel Duchamp and the Fountain Scandal
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    April 1st, 2017 - December 3rd, 2017
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    ATTRACTIONS
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    Permanent Attraction
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    MUSEUMS
    Signature Exhibit: The Big Dig
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of...
    Permanent Attraction
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    MUSEUMS
    Signature Exhibit: Butterflies!
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of...
    Permanent Attraction
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    MUSEUMS
    Signature Exhibit: Dinosaur Hall
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of...
    Permanent Attraction
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    MUSEUMS
    Signature Exhibit: Dioramas
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of...
    Permanent Attraction
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    ATTRACTIONS
    Escape The Room
    Life Is Short Productions, LLC
    Permanent Attraction
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    KIDS
    Little Blue Penguin Debut
    Adventure Aquarium
    Permanent Attraction
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    TOURS
    Authentic Philly Food Tour In Manayunk
    Chew Philly Food Tours
    Permanent Attraction

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