6 weekend picks for the family: A straw maze, StrEAT festival, Seussical and more

    Here are the top picks for family fun this weekend.

    Hit the strEAT, go camping or check out straw mazes in NW Philly

    Dumbledore’s Powers’ Straw MazeWoodmere Art Museum9201 Germantown Avenue

    Explore a world of magic and adventure. Find your way through the Harry Potter’s Deathly Hallows and tap into Dumbledore’s powers.

    Sept. 20 to Nov. 3: Fridays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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    Ages 4-11 with adult: $8 per child ($6 members); $20 ($18 members) for families of three or more. Multiple weekend passes are available. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Entrance to the Museum is free to parents and guardians whose children participate in the family event.

    Camping for beginners

    Sept. 21 to 22

    Germantown area schools

    Eat out, sleep out. Enjoy the great outdoors in the comfort and proximity of home.

    $50 — includes tent, food, games, smores, music & fun

    Manayunk StrEat Food Festival

    Main Street Manayunk

    Sept. 21 

    Stroll, eat & shop! Enjoy the start of the cool fall weather with family and friends. Enjoy food trucks, a farmers’ market and arts & crafts.


    Musicals, mysteries and art in downtown Philly

    Seussical Jr.

    Walnut Street Theatre

    Sept. 21

    10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.  and 8:00 p.m.

    Travel with The Cat in the Hat from Whoville to Palm Beach. Get your laughter on in this musical adventure.

    A Mystery? By Dragon’s Eye Theater

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

    3500 Reservoir Drive

    Sept. 22

    Bring your imagination and help crack the case. Four friends and their secret society need your help to solve the mystery in this interactive adventure. Appropriate for all ages.

    ArtSee Activities Free Drop-in Weekend Program

    The Barnes Foundation

    2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

    Sept. 21 to 22

    Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Sunday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    A creative arts and crafts activity for the whole family. This month’s theme is Gemstones and Jewelry. Get your hands on all that dazzles and glitters and design your own wearable art and jewelry bag.


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