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Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

Storytelling Magic at Smith Memorial Playground featuring The Princess of Picking Eating Tries New Food

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join beloved storyteller Thembi Palmer and acclaimed author and nutritionist Stacey Woodson for an unforgettable afternoon of play, movement, storytelling, and food-related crafts all for free at Smith Memorial Playground!St… read more

Barely Scarely Halloween Spooktacular

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse for its Barely Scarely Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, October 29th from 12pm – 2pm. Families are welcome to come in costume and enjoy a (hardly) haunted house, spider scavenger… read more
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Past Events

La La Land: Members Only Preview

La La Land: Members Only Preview

Philadelphia, PA
The second floor of the Playhouse will become La La Land — our new thematic play experience. La La Land will engage children in music and the performing arts.  It will include a performance stage, puppet making, a play and story-writing station, musical instruments, and more!
Thu, Mar 24 2022 10:00 AM Fri, Mar 25 2022 3:45 PM

March Playhouse Reservations

March Playhouse Reservations

Philadelphia, PA
Enjoy the indoor play spaces of the Smith Playhouse.  Lower Level : The beloved trikes and bikes area in the lower level of the Playhouse, also known as Smithville, has doubled in size with additional space for building, climbing, and imaginary play. New features include an area for infant/toddler…
Tue, Mar 1 2022 10:00 AM Thu, Mar 31 2022 11:45 PM

Fun in Fortlandia: Be a Maker!

Fun in Fortlandia: Be a Maker!

Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. When is a box Not a Box? When it is a spaceship, a castle, a race car, or a robot costume! Join us for a read aloud with Smith’s own Mr. Zack followed by time for children to work with Miss Jenny to transform boxes into whatever their imaginations want them t…
Wednesday, September 21 2022 10:30 AM 11:15 AM

February Playhouse Reservations

February Playhouse Reservations

Philadelphia, PA
Enjoy the indoor play spaces of the Smith Playhouse.  Lower Level : The beloved trikes and bikes area in the lower level of the Playhouse, also known as Smithville, has doubled in size with additional space for building, climbing, and imaginary play. New features include an area for infant/toddler…
Wed, Feb 9 2022 10:00 AM Sun, Feb 27 2022 3:45 PM

Free Members-only Outdoor Adventure

Free Members-only Outdoor Adventure

Philadelphia, PA
Smith members can enjoy an afternoon of outdoor adventure with 4 Elements Earth Education. Children will explore nature using storytelling, hands-on activities, and play with a focus on wilderness survival, tracking, and nature awareness. The suggested ages for this workshop are 5-12 years old, and…
Saturday, June 18 2022 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Kidchella 2022 Music Festival

Kidchella 2022 Music Festival

Philadelphia, PA
Smith’s Kidchella Music Festival is BACK with 6 nationally acclaimed children’s music artists and other festivities on the 6 1/2 acre Playground! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this unique live music experience at Smith. Current Smith members and ACCESS cardholders may email [email protected]
Fri, Jun 17 2022 4:00 PM Fri, Aug 19 2022 7:30 PM

Autism Play Date

Autism Play Date

Philadelphia, PA
Councilmember Derek Green presents his annual Autism Play Date at Smith Memorial Playground. This is a FREE, fun-filled afternoon for youth (grade school to high school age) and their families to enjoy fun on the Playground, sensory friendly activities, food, and information about autism resources.…
Sunday, August 28 2022 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Fun in Fortlandia at Smith Playground & Playhouse

Fun in Fortlandia at Smith Playground & Playhouse

Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. After reading the book Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty, we will examine, compare, and discuss pictures of some of the world’s most iconic buildings! Participants will then have a chance to build their own take-home structure using found materials.  Parti…
Thu, Aug 18 2022 10:30 AM Wed, Aug 24 2022 11:30 AM

Fun in Fortlandia Continues

Fun in Fortlandia Continues

Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. When is a box Not a Box? When it is a spaceship, a castle, a race car, or a robot costume! Join us for a read aloud with Smith’s own Mr. Zack followed by time for children to work with Miss Jenny to transform boxes into whatever their imaginations want them t…
Wed, Aug 31 2022 10:30 AM Wed, Sep 7 2022 11:30 AM

Play-A-Palooza

Play-A-Palooza

Philadelphia, PA
Celebrate the start of Playground season at Play-A-Palooza 2022 with games, crafts, performances, music, dance, food, giveaways, and unstructured play across Smith's sprawling 6.5-acre property! Enjoy performances by the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Dancing Classrooms, Ballet SunMi and Young…
Saturday, March 26 2022 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
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