Big Day Out

Jul 24, 2016

Guides take participants on a 25-mile bike ride on the Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail, followed by a hike and a rafting trip down the Lehigh River.  This expedition offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and a drink of your choice in a Big Day Out mug.

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You might get wet during this first-annual fest; stop by learning stations to find out more about life in the water, get creative with water-based art projects and listen to stories in a shady spot. Food trucks will also be on-site

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Garden Railway Grand Opening

Jul 24, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

Celebrating its 19th year, the Garden Railway 2016 theme is "Awaken the Senses" that will feature buildings that incorporate one or two of the five senses in the structure. Take part in a kids craft and enjoy free ice cream and hard pretzels (while supplies last) for a taste of sweet and salty! Schedule

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With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Academy dug deep into its collections to showcase some highlights of the museum’s connections to presidents—of all political parties—in its 204-year history.  This intimate exhibition features unexpected personal items, including albums containing locks of hair from early commanders in chief, Thomas...

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Jul 24, 2016 - Jul 27, 2016

This is a one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates political history, government and the election season via nonpartisan exhibits at seven participating locations. The National Constitution Center serves as the hub. Each location will feature different displays and attractions, including the campaign trail, Pennsylvania & the Presidency, a media zone, political entertainment and more....

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The museum hosts two gyms and three PokeStops for visitors to play the popular game both inside and outside of the venue. There'll also be a scavenger hunt that connects the game to natural history. The person with the highest CP (combat power) during the day snags a prize package that includes four passes to the museum.

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Get a close-up look at the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. Search for eggs, larvae, pupae, and adult butterflies in our gardens.  Learn about their host plant and discover some of the other popular insects in the milkweed community.

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