Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor

The Franklin Institute

Jan 16, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast and secret, more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of China’s first emperor for over 2,000 years before being discovered in 1974. Now, these warriors come to museum in an exhibit that explores the story, culture, craft and science of the statues....

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Antique Toy Train Show

The Museum of American History

Jan 18, 2018 - Jan 28, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Features O and O-27 gauge toy trains, from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms. Vintage Plasticville buildings from the 1950’s will further augment the display. Vegetation and auxiliary structures will give the platforms a traditional holiday appearance.

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Pocket-Making Workshop

Pottsgrove Manor

Jan 20, 2018

Ever wondered how colonial women carried around the items they might need throughout their day? They used their pockets. However, these pockets look a lot different from modern ones. They were worn around the waist and were not attached to any gowns or petticoats. Find out more about the history and use of pockets while constructing your own hand-sewn pocket. Class size is limited, so...

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Museum Playdate

Penn Museum

Feb 6, 2018 - Apr 3, 2018

This event occurs monthly, on the first Tuesday of February, March, April, October, November and December.

Each program has a different theme that connects to one of the galleries, with activities specially designed for young learners: story-time and dramatic play in a gallery; art-making in a classroom and a small snack. Dates and topics include: Oct. 3 - Rome Nov. 7 - Native American Voices Dec. 5 - Solstice Celebration Feb. 6 - Mummies and More March 6 - Explore Africa April 3 - In the...

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Wagner's Winter Wonderland

Wagner Free Institute of Science

Feb 10, 2018

Dire wolves to mastodons, giant sloths to saber-tooth cats, the mammals that went extinct during the Ice Ages are now the stuff of legend. What were they really like? Join this hands-on, Ice Age-themed art activities, scavenger hunts of the museum, and demonstrations that aim to teach visitors more about this period of Earth’s history.

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Second Saturday

Penn Museum

Feb 10, 2018 - Apr 14, 2018

This event occurs monthly, on the second Sunday and Saturday of January, February, March, April, October, November and December.

 Guests are invited to explore the venue through tours, scavenger hunts and crafts. Themes and activities change monthly: Oct. 14 - A Focus on Rome Nov. 11 - Mythology Dec. 9 - Winter Solstice Jan. 13 - Music of the World Feb. 10 - The Olympics March 10 - Animals, Animals April 14 - Cities around the Globe‚Äč

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