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January 2021


Daily except Tuesdays through January 10
Holiday Magic at Brandywine
@Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd, Chadds Ford
Returning early this year with exciting new additions and features, the model Brandywine Railroad has been a holiday family favorite for generations. Slightly modified this year to provide a safe and socially distant experience, the Brandywine Railroad will still feature plenty of trains, miniature details and the engaging elements that everyone loves, including interactive components operated by hands-free foot pedals. In addition to the Brandywine Railroad, see Ann Wyeth McCoy’s dollhouse, which features six rooms filled with three-dozen dolls and hundreds of miniature objects that will delight visitors of all ages. After seeing the whimsical display, explore the rest of the museum, including expansive views of the Brandywine River and changing colors of fall. Reserved tickets are required to ensure social distancing.
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: Adult $18, Senior 65+ $15, Student with ID $6, Children under 5 FREE

Daily through Saturday January 9
Garden Railway at Longwood Gardens
@Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square
Longwood Gardens proudly showcases its collection of 31 locomotives, steam engines, diesel engines and specialty engines—as well as the ever-popular Thomas the Tank Engine and many of his friends—as they rumble along nearly 500 feet of track amid textural foliage, flowering plants and woody plants.
Time: 10am – 11pm (weather permitting)
Cost: Free with Garden admission


Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum offers an abundance of free digital resources for all ages, including the following two programs:
Finding Freedom Interactive: Explore the stories of African American men and women in war-torn Virginia with the Finding Freedom interactive feature, adapted from the Museum’s galleries.
Beyond the Battlefield–A Virtual Trip: Take a behind-the-scenes virtual field trip of the Museum, presented in partnership with Scholastic, with Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series of children’s historical fiction novels.

Mon. January 4 through Sun. January 10
Franklin Institute Frost Program
Tinker Tuesdays: Festive DIY Science Video: From glittery jingle bell slime to fizzy ornaments, each Tuesday our science educators present a winter activity, and you’re invited! Watch as they demonstrate how to add a sparkle of science to your holiday-themed projects this season. Premieres Tues. January 5 on The Franklin Institute’s Facebook page.
Frozen Fun: LIVE Ice Sculpting & Artist Q&A: World-renowned ice sculptor Peter Slavin of Ice Sculpture Philly, a master at manipulating ice and carving cool sculptures, mesmerizes fans of all ages. He has traveled the world, performing and competing, including at the Winter Olympics, and now Peter visits The Franklin Institute, to sculpt a frosty creation and answer your questions about the science of the sculpt. For the date and time of this special Franklin Frost live event, visit The Franklin Institute’s Facebook page.

Thurs. January 7
Healthy Ingredient Swaps: Virtual Seminar
Discover good-for-you ingredient substitutions that preserve the deliciousness of your favorite recipes!
Time: 10 – 11am
Cost: FREE

Thurs. January 7
Getting Your Home Organized: Zoom Workshop
Are the craft supplies, mail, paperwork and clothes piled everywhere? If you feel overwhelmed with all the stuff in your life and are ready to clear the clutter, join us for the workshop “Getting Your Home Organized” with professional organizer Janet M. Taylor. This workshop will teach you how to tackle those piles! Zoom information and password will be sent the day before the event by email to those who register. Pre-registration required. 50 seats available.
Time: 7 – 8pm
Cost: FREE

Weds. January 13
Plant-Based Nutrition: Virtual Seminar
In this program, learn what “plant-based” really means, the health benefits of this lifestyle, and how to get all of your nutritional needs met on “Meatless Monday” and beyond.
Time: 2 – 3pm
Cost: FREE

Mon. January 18
26th Annual MLK Day of Service
@ All Across the US
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 18, 2021, marks the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Take an online tour of the Martin Luther King Memorial, located in Washington, DC. The presentation will be done by a guide with 30 years’ experience in African American History. At the end of the presentation, there will be a Q&A.
Time: 1 – 1:40pm
Cost: $10

Tues. January 26
Kids in the Kitchen
Do you have a child who loves to cook and bake? Join Amy Rosenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with the Center for Healthy Living, for an after-school cooking club. Participants will learn about nutrition through an interactive trivia game while practicing healthy cooking techniques. Sign up for individual weeks or for all four weeks. Recipes will be provided ahead of time so you can cook along together! Registration required.
Time: 4pm
Cost: FREE (Search Kids in the Kitchen)

Ongoing thru Thurs. April 1
Art-Making Kits for Kids at Home
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Collection-inspired art-making activities for all ages. Get step-by-step online instructions on how to make art using everyday materials.
Cost: FREE