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5 Affordable Family-Friendly Events Around Philadelphia This March

By: Nicholas Franks03.07.24
Boathouse Row in Philadelphia illuminated

From the electrifying atmosphere of the Philadelphia Phillies' opening weekend, where the crack of the bat rings throughout the City of Brotherly Love, to the captivating displays of floral artistry at the renowned Philadelphia Flower Show, and the underwater encounters with mermaids at the Adventure Aquarium, there's always something to do around Philly.

In this blog we’ll unveil the must-see attractions, hidden gems, and unforgettable moments throughout the Greater Philadelphia area this month.


Philadelphia Phillies Opening Weekend

Thursday, March 28, 2024 – Sunday, March 31, 2024

Location: Philadelphia, PA | Citizens Bank Park

Price: Starting at $25

The boys are back in town.

The smell of cheesesteaks, dollar dogs, and crab fries once again fills the Citizen’s Bank Park concourse later this month with Bryce, Trea, and the rest of the “daycare” ringing the bell. A new season, a clean slate.

The Philadelphia Phillies welcome division rivals, and reigning National League East champions, Atlanta Braves. After a disappointing end to their season, the “Broad Street Bombers” have increased expectations after the 2023 off-season and have their eyes set on bringing the trophy back to Philadelphia.

Citizen’s Bank Park or as the locals refer to it as “the bank” provides a wide variety of seating (or standing) options for all price points. The stadium offers great activities for children such as a wiffle ball stadium, Phanatic Hot Dog Launcher, climbing wall, speed pitch machine, and more! CBP even had some off-season acquisitions of its own. The iconic out-of-town scoreboard in right-center field is going digital! While the board provides sentimental value with its fans the new out-of-town scoreboard lends itself to versatility to display additional or featured visuals that many fans are looking forward to seeing on opening day.



Philadelphia Flower Show

March 2, 2024 – March 10, 2024

Location: Philadelphia, PA | Pennsylvania Convention Center

Price: Tickets start at $30

I’m rooting for you.

The Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event that attracts floral enthusiasts and gardening aficionados by showcasing unique botanical displays. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society organizes this iconic Philadelphia event, transforming the Pennsylvania Convention Center into a breathtaking floral wonderland. Visitors are treated to an immersive experience, surrounded by vibrant blooms, intricate garden displays, and horticultural masterpieces from some of the world’s most premiere landscape designers.

Attendees are encouraged to take photos and get involved with the multitude of demonstrations and showcases the event has to offer. Programs like creating your own floral arrangements with the assistance of industry professionals, being surrounded by hundreds of butterflies, potting parties, and more really make this show fully bloom.


Boathouse Row Relighting Ceremony

Thursday, March 7, 2024 @6PM

Location: Philadelphia, PA | Fish Ladder on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Price: Tickets must be reserved but are available for FREE

Row, Row, Row Your Boat(house).

After shutting off the lights back in March of 2023, the enchanting glow of Boathouse Row returns. The 2.1-million-dollar project marks the official return of this iconic row of boathouses along the Schuylkill River. This celebration rings in thousands of new colorful LED lights with 16 million color combinations, against the Philadelphia night sky never seen before.

Boathouse Row had also been recently featured as the 2020-2021 City Edition uniform for the Philadelphia 76ers.


The ceremony will begin with a few short speeches from city officials to commemorate the yearlong project, then will roll into the start of show, showcasing its new capabilities. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to music and grab a bite to eat from local food truck vendors at the Fairmount Fish Ladder, directly across the river from Boathouse Row along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.



Mermaids at the Camden Aquarium

Thursdays through Sundays from February 29 to March 17 | Check website calendar for times

Location: Camden, NJ | Camden Aquarium

Price: General admission tickets start at $27.99

Why did the mermaid have a great birthday?

Because she shell-ebrated in style!

Dive into the enchanting world of the Adventure Aquarium, where a magical encounter awaits with the mesmerizing mermaids. The mermaid exhibit provides an immersive experience, blending mythical beings with inspiring beauty of the marine life swimming around them. From dazzling underwater acrobatics to interactive storytelling sessions, the mermaid exhibit at the Adventure Aquarium offers a unique experience for your young ones.




LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Open every day | Check website calendar for times

Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA | Plymouth Meeting Mall

Price: Starting at $23.99

“If you build it, they will come.”

Nestled within the Plymouth Meeting Mall, this family-friendly attraction offers an exhilarating experience for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages. With an array of interactive exhibits, thrilling rides, LEGO mascots meet-and-greets, and a 4D Cinema of The LEGO Movie, the center serves as a haven for those looking to unleash their inner builders. From intricate LEGO sculptures of iconic landmarks to hands-on workshops that encourage visitors to construct their own masterpieces, the LEGOLAND Discovery Center is a perfect destination for children everywhere.

Beyond the sheer fun of building and exploring, a visit to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center offers a unique opportunity for families and friends to bond through shared experiences. The center's emphasis on interactive play fosters collaboration, problem-solving, and imaginative thinking, making it an ideal destination for both entertainment and education. Whether you're navigating the LEGO-themed rides, marveling at the MINILAND replica of Philadelphia's historical landmarks, or participating in a LEGO-building competition, the LEGOLAND Discovery Center delivers a day filled with laughter, learning, and the joy of creating lasting memories in a world constructed entirely from the beloved plastic bricks.


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