Special Events


History in a Heartbeat

Learn about the families that lived at the President's House Site during the program. Second Bank of the United States/Portrait Gallery, 420 Chestnut St. (Between S. 4th and S. 5th). Closes 12/31.

Santa Is Coming Franklin Mills, 1455 Franklin Mills Circle. Photo package prices. Closes 12/24.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley: Open House/Open Console

Learn about theater pipe organs. Organists can play the theater's Moller organ. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. tosdv.org. 12/29. 10 am-3 pm.

New Jersey

Historic Smithville Mansion Guided Tours

Learn about the property's history as you explore the mansion, annex rooms & courtyard gardens. 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly. $6.

Sea of Lights Holiday displays. Jenkinson's Aquarium, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant. $6. Closes 12/27.

Kid's Stuff

Children's events

Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream

Rapunzel & friends set off on an adventure in Disney's latest ice show. Closes 1/1. Wells Fargo Center (formerly Wachovia Center), 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-339-7600.

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. $15-$85.

Glory of Stories Children's storytime & craft activity. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $3.

Princess Party Children's program featuring tea, crumpets & princessy fun. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; Registration required: 610-278-5100. 12/27. 10:30-11:30 am.

Winter Bingo Holiday-themed game for kids. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown. 12/29. 1-2 pm.

Children's performances

Amazing World of Magic 2011

Starring magician Richard Gustafson. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $12-$15. Closes 12/31.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733.

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. $6; $5 ages 3-11; free 2 & under. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

The Crayola Factory 30 Centre Square, Easton; 610-515-8000. www.crayola.com/factory/.

Delaware Children's Museum 110 S. Poplar St., Wilmington; 302-654-2340. www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org. Stratosphere. The Power of Me. ECOconnect. Bank on It. Training Wheels. Structures. $12; free 12 months & under. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm.

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Down the Shore. Fleet Backstage Theater. Arts & Imagination. Inky's Newsroom. Best Friends on Main Street. Recycled Rhythm Shack. The Discovery Diner. The Rock Climbing Wall. News & Weather. Storybook Castle. Little Discoveries. Dinosaurium. Feast of the Seven Fishes. 12/24. 9:30-5:30 pm. Kwanzaa Celebration. 12/26. $10.95; $9.95 seniors; free under 1. Oct.-Apr.: Sun.-Fri. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-8:30 pm.

Insectarium 8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500. www.myinsectarium.com. Working Beehive. Cockroach Kitchen. $7; free under 2. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm.

Kix & Giggles Children's Playground 9356 Old Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4140. www.kixandgiggles.com. Kix & Giggles Attractions. $7. Wed.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm; Sat. 10 am-7 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic; 215-581-3181. www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. Space Station. Enchanted Colonial Village. 12/23. $15; free under 1, members. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. www.sesameplace.com. A Very Furry Christmas. $19.99; free under 2. To 12/31.

Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park 33rd St.; 215-765-4325. smithkidsplayplace.org. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.