5 family activities in Philly for the weekend

    Interested in knitting or crocheting? Head to Morris Arboretum to create yarn bombs. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY

    Interested in knitting or crocheting? Head to Morris Arboretum to create yarn bombs. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY

    From big to little, artist to train enthusiast, we’ve got your family covered this weekend.

    Saturday and Sunday: Paleopalooza

    If you love learning about the prehistoric era you won’t want to miss Paleopalooza at the Academy of Natural Science Museum. The annual two-day celebration will feature special programming and activities exploring all things prehistoric. Free with regular admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Sunday: Barnes Free First SundaysIt’s the first Sunday of the month and that means it’s Free First Sundays at The Barnes. Explore the Picasso exhibit during student led tours, musical performances and hands-on activities throughout the day. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free tickets are limited and cannot be reserved.

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    Saturday: The Very Hungry CaterpillarEveryone’s favorite caterpillar will be stopping by the Big Blue Marble bookstore. Enjoy story time and fun activities before the famous bug continues on its Very Hungry Reader Tour. Free, 10:30 a.m.

    Sunday: Terrific TrainsSensory Friendly Sunday’s presents Terrific Trains. The Franklin Institute will modify some of its exhibits to make them more comfortable for people with sensory differences. The staff will also make quiet spaces available as needed. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Discounted rate for pre-registration and guests arriving 8 to 9:30 a.m. Ticket Prices adults $12.50, children $9.50, members are free, ACCESS cards accepted.

    Saturday: Yarn AlongCrochet? Knit? Calling all aspiring yarn artists to come out and create yarn bomb pieces for The Morris Arboretum’s newest exhibit “Wrapped Up.” 1 to 4 p.m. Free, general admission waived with pre-registration.

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