Story Time & Pottery Painting

All Fired Up!

Dec 13, 2017

Kids read Olive, the Other Reindeer. Olive looks a lot like a dog, but she thinks that she is a reindeer. Knowing that it is the time of year when all reindeer help Santa Claus she decides to hop on a bus to the North Pole. As soon as Santa meets Olive, he likes her. He has a feeling that Olive is just what his sleigh-pulling team needs. And he is right. Olive saves the night with her unusual...

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Illuminating Liberty

Museum of the American Revolution

Dec 13, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

During the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), Philadelphia artist and soldier Charles Willson Peale produced several exhibitions of transparent paintings to celebrate important moments in the struggle for American Independence.  Painted on thin fabric or glass, these “scenes” were placed in windows and illuminated with candlelight from behind. The translucent effect...

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Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Dec 13, 2017 - Feb 19, 2018

In 1917 John G. Johnson, a famous lawyer, left his trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, visitors can take a new look at the collection. Encounter treasures by the likes of Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt and Monet. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the collection and experience how understanding and appreciation of these works have evolved over the...

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Spirit of Philadelphia Silver Bells and Santa Lunches

Spirit of Philadelphia

Dec 13, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017

Get into the holiday spirit with a lunch cruise from the Spirit of Philadelphia. Cruise the Delaware River for two hours while you enjoy waterfront views of Philly, a food menu, and an afternoon of fun. Spirit Cruises are all carefully climate controlled, so you don’t have to worry about getting chilly! On December 9th and 10th Santa will be cruising on Spirit with you, ready to take...

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Science Saturday: What a Drag!

American Helicopter Museum

Dec 13, 2017 - Jun 9, 2018

Visitors participate in activities that demonstrate how the four forces (weight, drag, lift and thrust) impact flying objects, and how helicopters use these forces to fly and maneuver.  

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Christmas-themed Open House

Holy Child Academy

Dec 13, 2017

Join Holy Child Academy at a Christmas-themed open house. Families can make gingerbread houses and ornaments. At 6:30 p.m., all are invited to the lower school Christmas Show, which showcases Holy Child Academy's performing arts program. Student Ambassadors also will lead school tours. Founded in 1927, Holy Child Academy (HCA) is an independent, Catholic school for boys and girls of all...

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