Special Events

Philadelphia

Art & Architecture Tour

Focusing on Center's architecture & the artwork on display. Sat. 10:30 am. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.

Center City Jazz Festival Top new Philadelphia talents perform in Center City bars & music clubs. Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. $15. 4/19. 1-7 pm.

Dstructive Nature Spring/Summer 2014 Presentation & Pop-Up Shop Pop-up shop, art show, music by DJ KO & catering by Pulled Together. Complimentary drinks & small bites. James Oliver Gallery, 723 Chestnut St.; rsvp@dstructivenature.com. 4/19. 5-10 pm.

Family Style Open Mic A night of entertainment for Asian Americans, as their stories, songs, dances and poetry are celebrated and performed. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219-23 Vine St.; 215-557-0455. $5-$10 sliding scale. Closes 5/16.

Reading the Forested Landscape Examine trees & land forms with professor Lauren Howard. The Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd. $15; $10 members. 4/19. 10 am-12 pm.

Young Women's Initiative Powerful Voice Awards Preview Party An evening of bowling, refreshments, games, & networking. North Bowl, 909 N. 2d St. www.womensway.org/events. $25 includes open bar, food, and bowling. 4/23. 6 pm.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Arts at Bucks

Month of programming & events celebrating BCCC's Department of the Arts. Performances, music, student art exhibit, film festival & more. Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown; 215-968-8425.

. Closes 5/13.

Earth Day-Work Day Help clean up the park. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. 4/19. 9 am-2 pm.

Frog Slog in the Bog Wade in the bog. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. $10; $7 members. Closes 4/23.

Kids & Nature Kids can explore the trails, play games, make crafts & meet animals. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. $40; $35 members. Closes 4/18.

Saturday Morning Bird Walk For all birding enthusiasts. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. Closes 4/26.

Story Time with Jean and Niji All ages are invited to listen to stories read by volunteer Jean Campellone and her gentle Labrador retriever Niji, a registered therapy dog. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Rd., Abington. Closes 4/28.

New Jersey

Annual Cooper River Bird Walk

Walk led by bird experts. Cooper River Park, N Park Dr., Pennsauken; 856-216-2122. 4/19. 9 am.

Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus: Super Circus Heroes Action-packed circus with superhuman athleticism, power & pageantry. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; Box Office: 609-348-7000. www.ringling.com. $20-$85. Closes 4/27.

Walk in the Wild Event will take place the third Sunday of the month with a different focus each month. Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust, Rankin Ave., Woodbury; 856-579-4441. Closes 4/20.

Delaware

Wilmington Earth Day Celebration

Giveaways, free raffle items, free native plants while supplies last, hybrid cars, green vendors, children's activities & more. Rodney Square, 11th St., Wilmington; 800-445-4935 Ext 106. 4/22. 11 am-2 pm.

Kids' Stuff

Children's events

Art for Little Hands

Exploration of art for 3-5-year-olds. Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May; 609-898-8848. $13; $10 members. Closes 5/9.

ArtSee Drop-In Activities Weekly craft activities for kids & adults. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Baby Lap Rap Stories & rhymes for babies. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; registration required: 610-278-5100. Closes 5/14.

Birds in the Garden Stephanie Bennett gives lecture about birds. Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Rd., Abington. 4/22. 7 pm.

Bunny Chase Children's Easter activity featuring a treasure hunt & pony rides. Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton. Closes 4/20.

English Is Fun Interactive activities to learn & improve English. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; registration required: 610-278-5100. Closes 5/14.

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

Mommy and Me Children's Program Parents & children discover nature together. Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May; 609-898-8848. $7; $5 members. Closes 5/9.

Preschool Pioneers Indoor & outdoor nature activities for young kids. Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edgehill Rd., Abington; 215-887-6603. $24-$40.

Story Time at the Zoo Monthly program of animal-themed stories. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission.

Storytelling at Main Point Books Family story time. Main Point Books, 1041 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr.

Toddler Tickle Tales Songs, stories, fingerplays and simple games for the active toddler and early preschool child. Ages 2-4 with caregiver. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; registration required: 610-278-5100. Closes 5/15.

Children's performances

Brian Miller

Magician, comedian and musician performs. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $21.50-$29.50. 4/19. 8 pm.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

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

. Brunch With Bunny. $15; $20-$25 children. 4/19. $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. Dinosaurium. 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. $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. Rainforest Rhythm. Space Station. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. $16; free for members, children under 1. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

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