KID-FRIENDLY FEBRUARY EVENTS
Valley Forge & Montgomery County

February may feel like the dead of winter, but Valley Forge and Montgomery County are alive with family-friendly events. Check out our list of things to do with the kids this month in Montco:

GROUNDHOG DAY
February 2
Norristown Farm Park

Norristown Farm Park

Although central Pennsylvania has the most high-profile mammal on February 2, he doesn't have to overshadow the entire holiday. Celebrate locally with this informative and entertaining session (join in the groundhog games) at Norristown Farm Park. 

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CHILD'S PLAY: SCHERENSCHNITTE
February 3
Peter Wentz Farmstead

Peter Wentz Farmstead

Scherenschnitte is an intricate German folk art that results in stunning decorations, putting those simple snowflakes made in kindergarten to shame. The February 3 session at Peter Wentz Farmstead includes some of the history and all of the technique.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
February 6
Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo Chinese New Year

Okay, monkeys! It's time to launch a new year. Elmwood Park Zoo's party on February 6 (noon to 1:30 p.m.) is a swinging good time in Canopy Gardens Hall, complete with crafts, live animal greetings and plenty of selfies to share while wearing a Dragon Mask.

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VALENTINE'S WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

Pennypacker Mills

The Victorian influence on Valentine's Day is still felt to this day; it's the source of all those flowery frills and lacy streamers. On February 6 at Pennypacker Mills, kids get to try their hands at creating intricate cards and decorations.

ANIMAL TRACKS AND SIGNS
February 13
Green Lane Park

Green Lane Park Winter

Those footprints in the snow on the lawn: Are they from the neighbor's cat on the prowl? Or something even wilder? Get on the right track on February 13 at Green Lane Park, in an indoor-outdoor program that will have attendees on the prowl.

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WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY PARTY
February 15
Valley Forge National Historical Park

George Washington Birthday Presidents Day Cake Cutting

Tune up your best rendition of "Happy Birthday, General Washington" and your most enthusiastic "huzzah!" It's Valley Forge's infamous leader turning 284. The February 15 party at Valley Forge National Historical Park includes cake, crafts, games, dress-up and a chance to Join the Continental Army, a hands-on way to mark the centennial celebration of the foundation of the National Park Service. The day's programming runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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PET EXPO
February 19-21
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo

The fur will fly at this all-encompassing pet show, where retailers, rescue groups, performance dogs and animals ranging from reptiles to parrots are available for meet-and-greets. Among the stars taking center stage are Gail Mirabella and The Dynamo Dogs, who were befriended by our blogger back in 2014.

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WITCH-HAZEL HUNT
February 20
Morris Arboretum

Winter Blooming Witchazel

The North American variety of witch-hazel is more commonly called winter-bloom, owing to its seasonal buds in the January to March timeframe. Discover the fragrance and beauty of more than 70 varieties at Morris Arboretum on February 20 (1-3 p.m.). Children can create a witch-hazel related craft in the Upper Gallery of the Visitor Center.

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