Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Jan 23, 2018 - 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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Science Saturday: What a Drag!

American Helicopter Museum

Jan 23, 2018 - 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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Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor

The Franklin Institute

Jan 23, 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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Constructing Play: Classic and Modern Building Toys

Center for Architecture and Design

Jan 23, 2018 - Jan 23, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

By playing with building toys, generations of kids have discovered how the physical world works and learned the skills necessary to design and shape the world around them. This exhibition is an exploration of the development of children's toys over the past 175+ years. Travel back in time to learn how different building toys were invented, designed, and branded to become the toys that still...

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Patriots and Pirates

Independence Seaport Museum

Jan 23, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

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

Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the little-told story of America’s conflict with pirates. Climb aboard Schooner Diligence and test a variety of interactives that demonstrate how to build or sail a ship at sea.

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A Peek at the Past, A Look Toward the Future

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Jan 23, 2018 - Oct 4, 2018

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

Long before the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the museum was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia celebrates the centennial of its version of the Champs-Élysées, the venue an intimate exhibit that illustrates a century of progress at the parkway’s first cultural institution and offers a glimpse of its...

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Nature Preschool Open House

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Jan 25, 2018

Learn about the curriculum, philosophy and values of this nature-based preschool and kindergarten program. You can meet the teachers, tour the classrooms and find out what a day looks like at Nature Preschool. The progressive, child-led program uses emergent curriculum and nature to prepare children for the academic, social, and emotional rigors of school. Now offering...

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Antique Toy Train Show

The Museum of American History

Jan 25, 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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Dinos After Dark

The Academy of Natural Sciences

Jan 26, 2018

Enjoy the museum after dark with activities such as a beer garden with food in Dinosaur Hall, live animal presentations at 5:30pm and 7pm, and hands-on activities. 

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