August Activities for Kids and Families

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Attention parents! Are your school-age children getting stir-crazy? Is the summer heat affecting their fragile minds? You’re not alone! Below are some fun activities that will get your family out of the house and re-awaken some brain cells before school starts up. You can thank me in advance!

August Activities for Kids & Families

Tiny Trackers, Garden Sprouts, & Nature Kids
Tyler Arboretum
Media, PA

Tyler Arboretum makes use of its grounds’ diverse resources in offering educational programs geared toward specific age groups: Teeny Tiny Trackers programs for three-year-olds, Tiny Trackers programs for kids ages 4 – 5, Garden Sprouts programs to introduce kids ages 4 – 5 to the world of plants and gardens, and Nature Kids offering opportunities for outdoor exploration for kids ages 6 – 9. details

Totally Terrific Treehouses Exhibition
Tyler Arboretum
Media, PA

Pack your favorite picnic lunch and stay all day exploring treehouses and celebrating the wonder of trees. details

Summer Camp at the Academy of Natural Sciences
Monday – Friday, August 1 – 26, 9 am – 4 pm
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Philadelphia, PA

Academy Explorers Camp invites campers to learn about natural science in a safe, fun, and engaging way. Each week of camp explores an exciting new theme (Scaly Science, Critter Connections, and Extreme Earth) and features an off-site field trip. For ages 5 – 12. details

Guided Wildflower Walks
Tuesday – Sunday, August 2 – 31, 2 – 3 pm
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
New Hope, PA

See flowers and fruits in season and learn about history, habitats, and plant/animal interactions while enjoying the beauty of the preserve’s trails. details

Tiny Tot Summer Camp at the Academy of Natural Sciences
Wednesdays, August 10, 17 & 24, 10 – 11 am
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Philadelphia, PA

Younger children and their favorite adults can join in exploring nature through games, crafts, songs and museum explorations. Sessions are held in Outside In, the Academy’s children’s nature museum. For ages 3 – 4. details

Children’s Summer Reading
Thursdays, August 4 – 25, 10 – 11:15 am
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
New Hope, PA

Parents and kids are invited to join in exploring nature’s alphabet. The group will read exciting books about the outdoors and take hikes through the preserve in search of the plants and critters in the stories. After the walk the children will make a nature craft to take home. For ages 3 – 7. details

Children’s Taiko Drumming Summer Camp
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12, 9 am – 3 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA

Shofuso’s own taiko drumming group Kyo Daiko teaches campers ages 7 – 12 about this exciting Japanese musical form. details

Summer Science Splash: Water Biology
Thursday, August 11, 1 – 3 pm
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA

Water is essential for all life. Discover how water fuels our own bodies, along with all animals and plants. View cells under a microscope and learn cool things, like how a fish’s gill pulls oxygen from the water. For ages 10 – 15. details

Arboretum Concert: Yosi and the Superdads
Thursday, August 11, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Azalea Meadow, Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia, PA

Join the “Rockin’ Band” in this lively and humorous concert featuring song’s from Yosi’s multi-award-winning CDs. Sponsored by WXPN Kids Corner. details

Peach, Princess and Pirate Family Festival
Saturday – Sunday, August 13 – 14, 1 – 4 pm
Camden Children’s Garden
Camden, NJ

Join the party for NJ’s favorite summer fruit with crafts, a planting activity, and a treasure hunt. Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite princess or pirate costume and join us for some themed crafts.  Enjoy Jersey peaches and peach products at the Peachy Concession Stand. details

Nature for the Young: Flap Your Wings and Fly Like a Bird
Monday, August 22, 10:30 – 11:30 am OR 2 – 3 pm
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA

Birds fly high in the sky and sing on branches nearby. Children learn to sing the songs of our local feathered friends and imagine seeing the world through a bird’s eye. For children ages 3 – 5 and their parents and caregivers. details

Chocolate and Vanilla Family Festival
Saturday – Sunday, August 27 – 28, 1 – 4 pm
Camden Children’s Garden
Camden, NJ

A delicious daytime event dedicated to two of nature’s most flavorful plants. Vote for you favorite ice cream flavor, and take a tropical smell test.  Join in crafts, educational activities, and visit the Flavors of the Forest concession stand.  Enjoy chocolate and vanilla treats as you learn about these tropical flavors. details

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