Family Resource Center

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Educational Programming

Summer Reading Challenge!

Reading Room, Family Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Help the Family Center reach our goal of reading 500 books this summer!

Beginning June 1st, visit the Reading Room in the Family Center (3615 Locust Walk, Lower Level) and pick up a Summer Reading Challenge sheet.

Every completed Challenge sheet can be turned in to the Family Fellow on duty for a reward from the Prize Chest, and will be worth one entry into the End of Summer Grand Prize Drawing in August!

Weekly Events

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Chalk & Pops

Join us every other Monday starting on June 4th and continuing June 18th, July 2nd, and July 16th from 10:30AM-11:30AM for chalk, bubbles and popsicles on the Graduate Student Center Side Patio (next to the elevator door). Please register in advance.

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Creative Eats - making edible crafts!

Come join us every other Wednesday for Creative Eats! There will be creative snacks that you can make and then eat afterwards! There will be a different craft snack every time. 

Outside Events for Parents & Families

Growing Minds, Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum introduces Growing Minds, new programming specifically geared to younger visitors and their families. Growing Minds offers events like with Seeds to Sprouts, Stroller Stride, Story Time Nature Yoga. Visit the Morris Arboretum for the full schedule and registration information.


**Morris Arboretum is free with a Penn card!

Family and Kids Programs at the Penn Museum

Penn Museum Family Programming

Families can create fun memories in the Penn Museum’s international galleries with a lineup of engaging programs geared toward visitors of all ages. Except where noted, programs are free with Museum admission donation ($15 general admission; $12 for seniors [65+]; $10 for full-time students [with ID] and children [6-17]; free for Penn Museum members, children under 6, active U.S. military and PennCard holders.

For the most updated information on family programs offered at the Penn Museum, and for online pre-registration (required for some programs) visit the Museum’s


World Culture Series and Family Saturdays bring the Museum collections to life, immersing visitors of all ages in music, dance, culinary arts, crafts, and cultural traditions from around the world. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

Family Friendly events at the Kimmel Center

If you are interested in exploring Philly and doing more outside of the Penn area then you should check out the Kimmel Center. All year long they throw a series of events and many happened to be Family Friendly. Grab your children and go check them out.