Penn Live Arts Blog

Discover the best virtual activities from our Children’s Festival plaza partners

Posted May 6, 2020

Penn Live Arts Recommends Children's Festival Family

PlazaMania, the lively outdoor component of the Children’s Festival, allows kids to explore their own creativity with a feast of hands-on activities provided by arts partners from across Philadelphia. We invite you to visit them in their own online spaces, via the following list, where you’ll find a whole host of cool activities to keep the whole family busy. So take in a show, then fire up the playlist and have fun creating your own PlazaMania!

Arden Theatre

Arden for All Online

Barnes Foundation

Barnes Takeout: Your Daily Serving of Art
The Barnes from Home

Clay Studio

Weekly classes for all different ages
Weekly exhibition
Drawn to Clay coloring book
Clay at Home

Fabric Workshop & Museum

FWM @ Home videos

Fleisher Art Memorial

Online learning events

Franklin Institute

Franklin @ Home digital science offerings
Franklin @ Home video series


Virtual open office hours with the Fringe team

Koresh Kids Dance

Video dance challenges

Kun-Yang Lin Dancers

Artist chats with company members, directors and more

Morris Arboretum

Online classes and other activities

Mister John's Music

Mister John and Miss Lily's "TV show"

New Jersey Renaissance Faire

Recommendations from the Faire

Penn Museum

Online collections, lectures and videos
Digital Daily Dig on Facebook

Pennsylvania Ballet

Stay at Home with Pennsylvania Ballet
Virtual classes on Instagram Live
Virtual special events

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Online exhibitions, talks, performances, and object stories
Educational resources

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts / Circadium

Weekly online classes for kids

Phillie Phanatic

Story time with the Phillie Phanatic on Instagram Live

Philly POPS

POPS @ Home

School of Rock

Remote music lessons
School of Rock Method App (available on Apple Store or Google Play)
Virtual music masterclasses

Smith Playground

At Home Play Schedule

Stimulus Children's Theatre

Story Time with Stimulus Children's Theatre (coming soon)

Shelli Buttons

Private virtual lessons and how-tos on Facebook


Kids Corner

We will miss seeing these artists on the main stage this week:


Charlotte Blake Alston


The Queen's Cartoonists

Story Pirates

Some more Children's Festival alums are also providing online engagement:


Enchantment Theatre Company

Give and Take Jugglers

Mayhem Poets

Moona Luna



Sonia De Los Santos


Trusty Sidekick Theatre Company

Theatre Lovett