Grab & Go Kids Planner: Spiders and Llamas

We've got a party, a festival and a plethora of world-class spiders in this week's planner.

Thanks for checking out the newest Grab & Go Kids Planner, as always filled with the top family-friendly activities to keep you and yours entertained. We here at Patch have done all the sorting for you busy folks, so all you have to do is go. Just make sure you grab the kids.

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Family Best Bets of the Week


Where/When: ; Saturday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go: The latest outpost of this trendy baby store is celebrating its Montana Avenue opening with a two-day celebration focusing on everything baby. Stop by for balloon animals, prenatal massages, mini-photo sessions and more. Check out the whole schedule of events here. And then go coo over the little onesies and super-soft blankies.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Natural History Museum; through Nov. 7; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go: Unless they're lurking in the corners of my living room, I think spiders are pretty cool-looking. And this neat exhibit is right up my alley—spiders from all over the world and their amazing webs all in one central location. Where they should be.

Pricing: $3 plus museum admission for adults; $1 plus museum admission for ages 5-12


Where/When: ; Oct. 6, 11:15 a.m.

Why Go: Did you miss out on Hands Across America? Well, now is your chance for you and your kids to be part of another record. Join libraries all over the country in reading Anna Dewdney’s much beloved book Llama Llama Red Pajama, plus a fun craft afterward to commemorate your participation.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: ; Oct. 7 to 9, 12 to 8 p.m.

Why Go: This festival celebrating innovation, the environment and science actually is going to be quite a blast. There will be a petting zoo, yoga classes, dinosaur digs, live demonstrations, music and, oh yeah—robots!

Pricing: $12, adults; $8, children under 14


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