Catch up on the latest PIC news or learn about an upcoming event. As a part of its mission, the Parent-Infant Center organizes several family-focused events throughout the year that are open to the community. Take a look!

10 MORE Hot ArtStart Items!

Here are 10 more reasons to come to ArtStart on October 16, 2014. Learn more and download your invitation.

1. Kids Nature Hike Led by PIC Teachers

Send your child off for a group nature hike led by PIC Teachers Joann Schock (Fireflies) and Christel Urmenyhazi (Roadrunners). This will be a hike of up to 8 children (ages 4 and up) on Saturday, November 9, 2014 at John Heinz National Wildlife refuge located in Tinicum. This urban sanctuary has over 300 bird species, turtles, fish, deer, fox, snakes, ground hogs and more. Group departs from PIC blacktop at 9:00 am and returns at 2:00 pm. Pack a back pack with water and lunch.

Donors: Joann Schock and Christel Urmenyhazi

2. Private Tour for 4 at the Penn Museum

Enjoy a private tour for four of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Choose a tour of one of the Museum's many inspiring galleries featuring cultures from around the world and throughout time, or opt for a tour of favorites in the collection. Tours are led by a docent and may take place at your convenience on any day, Tuesday through Sunday, after 1:00 pm. 

Donor: Penn Museum of Archeology & Anthropolog

3. Morris Arboretum & Longwood Gardens for 2

Bid on 2 tickets to both Longwood Gardens and the Morris Arboretum! Explore the Morris Arboretum’s 92-acre lush and colorful gardens. See the forest from a new perspective when you're 50 feet up in the treetops on the Out on a Limb canopy walk. At Longwood Gardens, see exotic plants from around the world, examine insect-catching plants up close, and enjoy dancing fountains that shoot water 130 feet in the air.

pDonors: Morris Aboretum & Longwood Gardens

4. Adventure Aquarium for 4 

Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world where you can see hippos nose-to-nose, and the only aquarium in the country to feature a Great Hammerhead Shark – among the largest and rarest of sharks! Check out KidZone, an enchanting playground “under the sea,” and experience seven different touch exhibits to get up close and personal with sharks, stingrays and more.

Donor: Adventure Aquarium

5. Long Beach Island Long Weekend

Cottage on Long Beach Island

Enjoy a long weekend any month except July and August in Holgate, NJ at the southernmost end of Long Beach Island, just three houses from the beach. The home offers 2 bedrooms plus pullout sofa, 1 full bathroom plus outdoor shower, a screened-in porch with dining table, and 2 decks, one of which offers beautiful ocean views with your morning coffee!

Donors: Hob and Holly Brooks

6. 2-Night luxury Stay at Le Meridien

Enjoy a Two-Night Deluxe Weekend accommodation at this Center City luxury hotel. Just steps away from Philadelphia's energetic business and financial district, Le Méridien Philadelphia is situated in the perfect location for work, play and inspiration.

Donor: Le Meridien

7. 2 Tickets to the Arden Theatre and Babysitting

Take in a show at the Arden Theatre, a professional regional theatre, while knowing the kids are safely tucked into bed by PIC teacher, Fatimah Mitchell.

Donors: Arden Theatre and Fatimah Mitchell

8. 10 tickets to the 2015 Devon Horse Show

Head to the Devon Horse Show on May 21-31, 2015. Make it a group outing for grownups or bring along the kids. The Devon Horse Show started in 1896 as a one-day show and has become the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. It is internationally recognized, USEF-rated 6* Jumpers/Premier Hunters, and one of the most exciting events to happen in our area.

Donor: Devon Horse Show & Country Fair

Broken Glass Studio Glass Art<

Unique pieces from this West Philadelphia studio known for its bold use of reclaimed materials, abstract imagery, and custom-design work.

Donor: Broken Glass Studio

10. Italian Language Classes and Limoncello

The America-Italy Society of Philadelphia is a center for all who thrive on the beauty of the Italian language and derive inspiration from Italian arts and culture. Take a 10-week language course, plus go home with 2 bottles of homemade limoncello.

Donors: America-Italy Society of Philadelphia and Karen & Stan Stachelek