Here's a look at family activities that are taking place in Northwest Philly and throughout the city this weekend.

Weekend picks in Northwest Philly: Nature, science & stories

Mommy & Me Session at Awbury Arboretum

Enjoy a guided nature walk, arts & crafts, games or gifts with your young one. This month's activity is centered around orienteering.

1 Awbury Rd.
Sept. 7
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
$1-5 per person

Garden Discovery Series: Sink or Float?

Experience science and nature. Hypothesize and explore density, buoyancy as it connects to seeds, fruits, leaves and other fun activities.

Morris Arboretum of UPenn
100 E. Northeastern Avenue
Sept. 7
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free with Admission ($16)

Skippyjon Jones Book Signing & Reading

Come chill on the Hill with author of Skippyjon Jones, Judy Schachner. Bring your copy or buy one on site for to have signed.

O'Doodle's Toy Store
8532 Germantown Ave & 5 East Highland Ave.
Chestnut Hill
Sept. 8
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Downtown Family Fun: Honey, Art & Lights

2013 Philadelphia Honey Festival

Enjoy local honey and local artisanal bee-based products. BYO picnic and blankets for the comforts of home within the gates of Philly's historic sites: The Wagner Free Institute of Science; Wyck House; Bartram Gardents.

Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild
Sept. 6-8
Click to see schedule and location information
Free!

PECO Family Jams: Visionary Works of Art

Become a visionary artist! Using recycled and refurbished materials you can express yourself through a variety of hands-on workshops and enjoy a free tour, at this one of a kind family-friendly program.
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

1020-1022 South Street
Sept. 8
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Free w/ Admission ($7 adults/$3 children 6 to 12. Free 5 and under)

Glow: Living Lights

Fireflies, glow worms, and other interesting creatures of land and sea that light up the dark. Enjoy videos, examine specimens, explore models and hands-on demos.

The Academy of Natural Sciences
Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Sept. 7-8
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$13-15