Roar Into Spring With These Things to Do in and Around Philly This Weekend: April 5 to 7

Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s wine week, hayrides to Bunnyland, a film festival or a new exhibit at the Philly Zoo, this area is full of fun every weekend in the Spring. We’ve found the top (and affordable) choices of what to do this weekend, April 5 to 7, in Philly and New Jersey.

What: Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion-Piece Animal Adventure

Life-size LEGO brick animals will fill the Philadelphia Zoo during this event in order to tell the story of endangered wildlife. Visitors can learn how human behavior impacts endangered species and be inspired to take action to stem the global change. The Zoo Key, a former local tradition, will also make its return with this exhibit. The Zoo Key will unlock secrets and stories about animals throughout the zoo.

Where: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

When: Saturday through Sept. 30

Cost: Zoo admission is $16 for child ages 2 to 11 and $19 for any 12 or older

Something new is always happening at the Philadelphia Zoo but so is something new with the return of the Zoo Key.

What: Philly Celebrates Jazz

Celebrate jazz music with live performances, films, workshops and more all month long.

Where: Various locations

When: through April 30

Cost: Free

What: Día del Niño

Telemundo62 and The Franklin Institute join forces for the 11th annual Día del Niño (Day of the Child) at the Franklin Institute. The event celebrating children and Latino culture features arts and crafts and performances.

Where: The Franklin Institute

When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free with museum admission, which is $19 for each child ages 3 to 11 and $23 for ages 12 and up.

Michael Bress, assistant director of advertising and promotions at the Franklin Institute, talks about the upcoming Dia Del Niño event, a partnership with Telemundo62.

What: Philadelphia Fine Art Fair at the 23rd Street Armory

This art showcase will features 35 galleries by more than 300 artists featuring contemporary pieces for sale at a variety of price points.

Where: 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23 Street, Philadelphia

When: through Sunday

Cost: Free

What: Paw Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue'

Looking to have the kids stay put while having fun? Paw Patrol Live! is in town for seven shows this weekend as the pups from the popular cartoon show come to life on stage.

Where: Academy of Music, 240 S Broad St, Philadelphia

When: through Sunday

Cost: Tickets start at $30

It's time to race to the stage to see your favorite kid's show characters from Paw Patrol. Paw Patrol Live takes over the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts this weekend.

What: Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

Be inspired by environmental action through films and workshops at this festival.

Where: Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

When: Friday through Sunday

Cost: Varies

Want to enjoy three days of fun entertainment? The Philadelphia Enviromental Film Festival is coming to Philadelphia for its third year to showcase films all about the enviroment. The film festival will take place all weekend.

What: Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia

Springtime is honored with film screenings, sushi making classes, traditional dance and martial arts performances during this week-long celebration.

Where: Various locations

When: Saturday through April 14

Cost: Varies

What: Hayrides to Bunnyland

Take a hayride to the Easter Bunny's house at Linvilla. Families can take photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera) and visit the Garden Center. Additionally, families can enjoy the Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and a Tree Legacy Dedication at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Where: Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media, Pa.

When: Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again April 13 through April 20

Cost: $9

What: Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

Spring flowers and plants are finally in bloom and visitors will love walking through the gardens.

Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa.

When: through May 5

Cost: Varies

What: Israeli Film Festival

This month-long festival celebrates and shares the Israeli experience and culture through films.

Where: through Sunday

When: Various theaters in Philadelphia

Cost: Varies

What: Philly Wine Week

Find things like wine "quizzo," wine and cheese tastings and wine BBQ at various locations throughout the city during this week-long event.

Where: Participating bars and restaurants in Philadelphia

When: through Sunday

Cost: Varies

Philly Wine Week begins its 6th year. Fifty-five restaurants and wine venues will participate offering special wine tastings this week. You’ll need to reach out to individual restaurants and wine bars to see what is being offered.

What: Museum Reopening

The Pennsville Township Historical Society, featuring an 1850s Victorian farmhouse, 100-year-old fishing cabin and one-room school house, will open for the season

Where: Pennsville Township Historical Society, 86 Church Landing Rd., Pennsville, NJ

When: Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Cost: $20 for membership fee

What: Star of Hope Half Marathon

Participants will run through 13 mils of rural Robbinsville, beginning and ending at the park, to raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Where: Robbinsville Community Park, Robbinsville, NJ

When: Sunday at 8 a.m. 

Cost: Free to watch

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