Top picks for family fun in NW Philly and Center City this weekend

     Kids playing at Awbury Arboretum. (Max Matza/for NewsWorks, file)

    Kids playing at Awbury Arboretum. (Max Matza/for NewsWorks, file)

    Here’s a look at family activities that are taking place in Northwest Philly and throughout the city this weekend.

    Weekend picks in Northwest Philly: Nature, science & stories

    Mommy & Me Session at Awbury Arboretum

    Enjoy a guided nature walk, arts & crafts, games or gifts with your young one. This month’s activity is centered around orienteering.

    1 Awbury Rd.Sept. 71 p.m. to 2 p.m.$1-5 per person

    Garden Discovery Series: Sink or Float?

    Experience science and nature. Hypothesize and explore density, buoyancy as it connects to seeds, fruits, leaves and other fun activities.

    Morris Arboretum of UPenn100 E. Northeastern AvenueSept. 711 a.m. to 3 p.m.Free with Admission ($16)

    Skippyjon Jones Book Signing & Reading

    Come chill on the Hill with author of Skippyjon Jones, Judy Schachner. Bring your copy or buy one on site for to have signed.

    O’Doodle’s Toy Store8532 Germantown Ave & 5 East Highland Ave.Chestnut HillSept. 812 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Downtown Family Fun: Honey, Art & Lights

    2013 Philadelphia Honey Festival

    Enjoy local honey and local artisanal bee-based products. BYO picnic and blankets for the comforts of home within the gates of Philly’s historic sites: The Wagner Free Institute of Science; Wyck House; Bartram Gardents.

    Philadelphia Beekeepers GuildSept. 6-8Click to see schedule and location informationFree!

    PECO Family Jams: Visionary Works of Art

    Become a visionary artist! Using recycled and refurbished materials you can express yourself through a variety of hands-on workshops and enjoy a free tour, at this one of a kind family-friendly program.Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

    1020-1022 South StreetSept. 812 p.m. to 4 p.m.Free w/ Admission ($7 adults/$3 children 6 to 12. Free 5 and under)

    Glow: Living Lights

    Fireflies, glow worms, and other interesting creatures of land and sea that light up the dark. Enjoy videos, examine specimens, explore models and hands-on demos.

    The Academy of Natural SciencesDrexel University1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.Sept. 7-810 a.m. to 5 p.m.$13-15

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