Swimming, art and outdoor movies: 5 family fun things to do in Philly this weekend

     Head to one of Philadelphia's public pools this weekend. (NewsWorks file photo)

    Head to one of Philadelphia's public pools this weekend. (NewsWorks file photo)

    There’s a lot going on this weekend for families in Philly. Here’s a look.

    Friday: Junie B. Jones 

    If your kids are fans of the sassy Junie B., head down to Upper Darby to see her stories brought to life. There are activities before the show, and kids can meet the actors after the show. Friday at 10:30 a.m.

    Friday: To Kill a Mockingbird 

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    You couldn’t find a more timely film to share with your family these days. While the rest of the world debates the publishing of Harper Lee’s new book, “Go Set a Watchman,” many kids haven’t experienced her transformational first novel. And unlike most screen adaptations, this one is on par with the book. Take chairs, a blanket and some snacks to share while you all take in this classic, yet all too relevant, film. 8:30 p.m.

    Saturday: Nature Walk

    It’s fun for the little ones every Saturday morning. Gather in the Discovery Center for story time and head out for a naturalist-led exploration on the buzzing trails. Take a camera, document the critters and the greenery around you. What will you find? 10:30 a.m.

    Sunday: Art on a Dime

    This Sunday is the first of the month, so that means pay-what-you wish admission on first at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum says admission “starts at a penny,” but truly is your choice from there. So not only can you enjoy all the galleries and exhibits on a dime (or less!), you can also check out their special schedule of family events.

    Friday through Sunday: Take a Dip!

    Did you know that Philadelphia has the most swimming pools per capita of any city in the United States? Did you know that the pools are clean, staffed by certified lifeguards, and ready to cool you off in a pinch? The pools are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and many have other amenities like volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. Search for the pool closest to you: 

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