5 family-friendly weekend activies

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    Enjoying the return to normal doesn’t mean your weekend has to be boring. Here are our top picks for family fun this weekend. 

    Sunday: Destination China: Special Squares

    It’s second Sunday at the Penn Museum. This month’s Family Workshop is all about the beautiful rank badges and squares of China. Families will learn to design squares and explore Chinese military history. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free with museum admission.

    Saturday: Kitchen Science

    The Franklin Institute presents Kitchen Science. In this session, learn the ancient art of cheese making with a modern scientific twist. 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. in Wisdom Hall. Free with general admission.

    Friday: Safari Overnight

    Sleepover time with your favorite dinosaurs and animals at The Academy of Natural Sciences Museum Enjoy all the wonderful exhibits the museum has to offer after dark along with other special activities. 6:30 p.m. on Friday to 9 a.m. on Saturday. Call for ticket availability.

    Sunday: Play Without Boundaries

    The Please Touch Museum, in its commitment to equal access, is offering a calm, low light environment with limited admission for families with special needs. Special programs from 9 to 11 a.m. Free but RSVP required.

    Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Shen Yun

    This weekend only, The Academy of Music presents Shen Yun Performing Arts, one of Philly’s newest traditions! Exploring the rich history of China through classical Chinese dance and music, Shen Yun is sure to amaze. See website for showtimes and ticket prices throughout the weekend.

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