Events for the family

The Insectarium is crawling with such wonders as tarantulas, a working beehive, and the Cockroach Kitchen.
The Insectarium is crawling with such wonders as tarantulas, a working beehive, and the Cockroach Kitchen. (RYAN S. BRANDENBERG)
Posted: August 17, 2012

Special Events

12th Annual Health Fair Free health screenings, cooking demos, dental exams for children & more. Spectrum Health Services, 5619 Vine St. 8/17. 10 am-3 pm.

Classic Motorcycles at the Simeone Museum There will be various types of bikes as well as some special ones for this motorcycle show. Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825-31 Norwitch Dr. Included in admission. Closes 9/6.

Germantown White House Exhibits Interactive exhibits featuring George Washington's family & household. Germantown White House (formerly Deshler-Morris House), 5442 Germantown Ave.; 215-965-2305.

Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival Demonstrations, tastings, guest lecture, live music, crafts & more. Terrain at Styer's, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills; 610-459-2400. 8/18. 12-5 pm.

Philadelphia Folk Festival Oldest continual folk festival in the U.S. Concerts, crafts & children's activities. Old Poole Farm, 1323 Salford Station Rd., Schwenksville. $65-$79. Closes 8/19.

Fantasy Football Fest Watch mock drafts, get playing tips, hear talks by former NFL players & more. Atlantic City Convention Center, 2001 Kirkman Blvd., Atlantic City; 609-646-1640. $55 advance, $70 day of event; free for children 10 and under with paid adult. Closes 8/19.

Guided Tours Learn about the property's history as you explore the mansion, annex rooms & courtyard gardens. Historic Smithville Mansion, 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly. $6.

Tea & Tour Tour the home of Smith Machine Company founder Hezekiah Bradley Smith, who purchased the land in 1865. Historic Smithville Mansion, 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly; 856-767-3159. $20.

Walk in the Wild Event will take place the third Sunday of the month with a different focus each month. Call 856-579-4441 for information. Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust, Rankin Ave., Woodbury; 856-579-4441. Closes 8/19.

Horizon Services' 3rd Annual Riverfront FamilyFest Amazing Riverfront Wilmington Race, slides, games, giveaways, prizes, Back to School Expo & more. Chase Center on the Riverfront, 800 S. Madison St., Wilmington; 302-425-4890. 8/18. 11 am-4 pm.

Kid's Stuff

ArtSee Drop-In Activities Weekly craft activities for kids & adults. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Back to School Activities A.C. Moore to host free Make & Take crafts & demonstration events. A.C. Moore, 9111 Roosevelt Blvd.; 215-330-0741. Closes 9/1.

Cookies & Storytime A weekly program for pre-schoolers that includes an introduction to books, an activity & snack. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $2. Closes 8/30.

Glory of Stories Children's storytime & craft activity. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $3.

Summer Camp (6-12 Years Old) Children will investigate the water, woodlands, bugs, frogs, and more through hands-on activities and games. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. $115-$200 per week. Closes 8/17.

Summer Reading Celebration With Betty Birney End of the summer reading contest where the winning school will be announced. Games & Skype appearance by author Birney. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. 8/17. 7 pm.

The Wiggles Popular children's music group from Australia. Tower Theater, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 877-598-8696. $18.50-$78.50. Closes 8/18.

Try a Class With Littlest Music Makers Music class for young children. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. 8/22. 10:30-11 am.

Yoga For Kids Kid-friendly yoga class that incorporates storytelling, play & games. Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Rd., New Hope; 215-862-2924. $14; $10 members. 8/23. 11:15-12 pm.

Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. $6; $5 ages 3-11; free for children 2 & under. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

The Crayola Factory 30 Centre Square, Easton; 610-515-8000. .

Delaware Children's Museum 110 S. Poplar St., Wilmington; 302-654-2340. Stratosphere. The Power of Me. ECOconnect. Bank on It. Training Wheels. Structures. $12; free for children 12 months & under. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm.

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. Crafty Bands. Regular admission. 8/17. Down the Shore. Fleet Backstage Theater. Arts & Imagination. Inky's Newsroom. Best Friends on Main Street. Recycled Rhythm Shack. The Discovery Diner. The Rock Climbing Wall. News & Weather. Storybook Castle. Little Discoveries. Dinosaurium. Travel by Land. 8/18. 11 am-3 pm. $10.95; $9.95 seniors; free for children under 1. May-Sept.: Daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm. Oct.-Apr.: Sun.-Fri. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-8:30 pm.

Insectarium 8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500. Working Beehive. Cockroach Kitchen. $7; free for children under 2. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm.

Kix & Giggles Children's Playground 9356 Old Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4140. Kix & Giggles Attractions. $7. Wed.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm; Sat. 10 am-7 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic; 215-581-3181. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. Space Station. Rainforest Rhythm. $15; free for children under 1, members. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. $50.95; $45.95 seniors; free for children under 2. Open daily.

Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park 33rd St.; 215-765-4325. Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park - Playhouse. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.

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