Mighty Writers presents
MIGHTYFEST!
Sept 27-30 
various locations

Philadelphia, PA

MightyFest, a four-day literacy festival and includes a literacy carnival for kids, a Soul Music Dance Party, a talk by Nikole Hannah-Jones and a Gospel Breakfast w/tribute to the Dixie Hummingbirds. The mission of Mighty Writers is to teach kids ages 7 to 17 to think and write with clarity so they can achieve success at school, at work, and in life. For more info, mightywriters.org

Family Day at
The American Birding Expo
Sunday Sept 23
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, PA

The American Birding Expo is the world of birding in one place! And Family Day at the American Birding Expo will feature lots of kid-friendly activities centered around birds and animal preservation including a birding scavenger hunt, a please-touch table, coloring station and such games as Nature Wheel of Fortune. For more info, americanbirdingexpo.com

VIKINGS: Beyond The Legend
opens October 13
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia PA 

Journey back to Scandinavia in the Viking Age! While Vikings engaged in invading and pillaging, their societies were complex and multifaceted. They were skilled craftspeople, successful merchants, and hard-working farmers whose influence was felt across western Europe and beyond. Vikings: Beyond the Legend brings people from the Viking period to life with a wealth of unique objects, multimedia productions and interactive elements revealing the captivating story of the explorers who set sail from Scandinavia centuries ago. For more info, fi.edu

Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.
Sept 22-30
Walnut Street Theater

Philadelphia, PA

Based on the timeless animated film and hit Broadway show, Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is filled with magic and thrills the whole family will enjoy. When street urchin Aladdin falls for the strong-willed Princess Jasmine, he gets help from a fun-loving Genie to outsmart the wicked Jafar and win her hand. Get on your flying carpet and join us on a soaring musical adventure! For more info, walnutstreettheatre.org

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Family Matinee
Sat Sept 29 
Hopewell Theater
Hopewell, NJ 

Gather the family for a matinee (12:45pm) screening of Pee-wee's Big Adventure - the 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Tim Burton in his full-length film directing debut and starring Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman.  Described as a "parody" or "farce version" of the 1948 Italian classic Bicycle Thieves, it is the tale of Pee-wee Herman's nationwide search for his stolen bicycle. For more info, hopewelltheater.com

Family Fall Film Series
The Colonial Theatre 
Phoenixville, PA

Once again the Colonial Theatre invites families to view some classic movies as they were meant to be seen - on the big screen!

Oct 20: The Iron Giant
Oct 27: The Goonies
Nov 10: The Last Unicorn
Nov 17: The Last Starfighter
Nov 24: Back To The Future
Dec 8: Home Alone
Dec 22: A Christmas Story
Dec 29: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
​For more info, visit, thecolonialtheatre.com

PCCY presents
The STEM Fair
Sat Oct 6
School Of The Future
Philadelphia PA

Minecraft encourages creative thinking, exploration and collaborative play and has been embraced by educators all over the world as a new tool to engage with their students. The STEM Fair not only gets you gaming time, but features more than 20 different activities from organizations such as The Franklin Institute, Academy of Natural Sciences and many more. For more info, pccy.org

Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza:
Night Train 57

Ware Center
September 23, 3pm
Millersville University 
Lancaster, PA

All aboard Night Train 57 - A Sensory Friendly Folk Opera with GRAMMY winner Dan Zanes, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Claudia Eliaza, and percussionist Yuriana Sobrino. It's an interactive folk opera that takes audiences on a far-out ride to the galaxies and back. During a joyous dusk-to-dawn trip through the stars, passengers on Night Train 57 will discover the power of friendship and community with the sounds of 21st-century handmade sing-along music. For more, visit artsmu.com