6 activities for the whole family this weekend in NW Philly and Downtown

     A scene from 'Terror Behind the Walls' at Eastern State Penitentiary. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    A scene from 'Terror Behind the Walls' at Eastern State Penitentiary. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    Wondering where to take the kids this weekend? Check out this round up of activities taking place in Northwest Philly and beyond on Saturday and Sunday. 

    Introduction to OrienteeringSaturday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.The Schuylkill Environmental Center8484 Hagy’s Mill Rd.

    Join from the leaders from Delaware Valley Orienteering Association. Learn how to use a map and compass and the basics of outdoor navigation.

    Free, but registration required for large groups, drop-ins welcome

    Open Studio & Instructional “Clay” TimeSaturday, Nov. 2 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 3 (3 p.m. to 5p.m.)Six Senses: A Collaborative Studio20 E. Mt. Airy Avenue

    Create art, make memories and learn about all-things-clay from one of the area’s finest, Cornelia Kietzman. Drop in or get yourself a membership. 

    Day of the DeadSaturday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m.Penn Museum3260 South Street

    Bring your family to celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Enjoy music, arts, crafts, and other hands-on activities.$15 for adults, $10 for children

    Terror Behind The WallsSaturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3, 7p.m.Eastern State Penitentiary2027 Fairmount Ave.

    Beyond the walls of this historical, massive structure is a world of fright designed for children and adults who especially enjoy Halloween. Not suited for those under age seven. The once-prision offers discount tickets on Sundays until 7:30 p.m.

    Dinosaurs UnearthedSaturday, Nov. 2Academy of Natural Sciences1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

    Bring your family to this multi-sensory experience featuring realistic dinosaurs, skeletons and fossils and a variety of hands-on activities. $5 fee in addition to regular admission.

    Kids In Center City: Playdate with Sprout: The Super Why CelebrationSaturday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.The Market & Shops at Comcast Center1701 JFK Blvd.Storytimes, a screening of Super Why episodes and a meet and greet with the one and only Super Why! Enjoy lunch specials, gaming station, cup-cake decorating. This event is free and open to the public. 

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