The 2020-2021 school year is upon us. Now that it is September, we know you are figuring out how to balance your child’s schedule as they return physically to BVM Darby for in-person learning. As the new school year begins, we know finding fun, family activities that are COVID-friendly is a never ending task. With the new school year, you and your children will need these activities as a reprieve to relax and make new memories in a new way. Summer is not quite over despite school starting, so here are various ways you can still spend quality time with the family between work and school. Not only are these activities fun, they offer an educational element.


Check out some new lizards and other animals new to Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. Reservations are required for a personal meet and greet with an Australian bearded dragon, lesser Madagascar hedgehog, large hairy armadillo, panther chameleon, sand boa and a prehensile-tail porcupine. 


On the Adventure Academy app, an educational gaming app, WordPlay with Kwame Alexander premieres Tuesday September 1. This program features live action and animation and teaches viewers about grammar and writing, with the help of various guests.


The Mann Center features The Philly Drive-In through September 25. Check out a list of family-friendly films to see here


On Fridays and Saturdays through September 20, visit the Jurassic Quest drive thru. This is perfect for any dinosaur lover out there. Learn more about different dinosaurs and when they lived all from the safety of your own car. 


We are so happy to have our students back in the building! Together, we can make the new COVID-normal work for each student, and ensure they have fun and learn outside the classroom as well!