Special Events


Art & Architecture Tour

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

Pennsylvania suburbs

Abington Lines Model Railroad Club Annual Open House

20' x 60' HO scale railroad set in the Pennsylvania mountains with a two-track mainline exceeding 1,000 feet in length. Layout also includes a circus, a city trolley area, two operating roundhouses, a narrow-gauge branch line and four industrial areas. New this year is a waterfront area with railcar ferries. Operating scale locomotives with realistic sound and wireless remote control will be featured. Abington Lines Model Railroad Club, 2066 2d St. Pike, Richboro; 215-598-7720.

Drop-in Mah Jongg Game Bring your card. All levels welcome. Old York Road Temple Beth Am, 971 Old York Rd., Abington. Closes 12/17.

Open House Public welcome to see trains. Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club, 8000 Old York Rd., Elkins Park.

Owl Prowl Look for owls. Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown; registration required: 610-270-0215. 12/12. 3 pm.

Paoli Library Holiday Book Sale Find children's books, adult fiction and nonfiction, collectible books, DVDs, CDs. Hardbacks $2, paperbacks 50 cents to $1.50, DVDs and CDs $1. Paoli Public Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli. Closes 12/22.

New Jersey

2d Saturday Open House

Haddon Township Environmental & Historical Center, 143 Ormond Ave., Haddon Twp. 12/13. 1-5 pm.

Discovering the Rancocas Creek In-depth exhibit tracing the history of the waterway from prehistoric times through the present. Burlington County Lyceum of History & Natural Sciences, 307 High St., Mount Holly.

Historic District Trolley Tour Hear tales about the past. Downtown Cape May, 609-884-5404, 1-800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $12; $7 children 3-12. Closes 12/27.

Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting Tasting, tour & introduction to how wine is made. Cape May Winery, 709 Townbank Rd., Cape May. $20; $10 ages 16-20; free 15 and under.


DCCA: A 35-Year History

Artistic highlights, educational programming, documentary images, press clippings & other items provide insight on the center's evolution. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington; 302-656-6466. Closes 1/4.

Portable Fire: A History of Match Safes Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. Included in admission.

Kids' Stuff

Children's events

Mommy & Me

Class. Old York Road Temple Beth Am, 971 Old York Rd., Abington. Closes 12/18.

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. Tue.-Thu. & Sun. 10 am-3 pm; Fri.-Sat. 10 am-8 pm.

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper Exhibit. 12/12. 9:30-5:30 pm. Dinosaurium. News & Weather. Little Discoveries. Arts & Imagination. Storybook Castle. Down the Shore. Breakfast with Santa. $17. 12/13. $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. Christmas Greeting Card Crafting. 12/13. 1 pm. $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. 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 33d St.; 215-765-4325. smithkidsplayplace.org. Playhouse. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.