Experience these two concurrent events: Kitchen Science Day, 10am-4pm Celebrate the sweet and savory science of food with a day of free programming for the whole family. Featuring partners from local culinary organizations presenting hands-on activities and demonstrations, guests will tickle their taste buds with free samples* while learning the science behind eating, drinking and cooking....

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Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Nov 18, 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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Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the museum in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be prepared to track down a Snape-like potions master, flying owls and dragons, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. The hunt is not an addition to or...

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Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor

The Franklin Institute

Nov 18, 2017 - 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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Marcel Duchamp and the Fountain Scandal

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Nov 18, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017

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

One hundred years ago, Duchamp’s Fountain turned the art world upside down. Was it art? A hoax? Celebrate the centennial of the provocative and influential work that changed the course of modern art. Learn the story of Fountain, with period photographs, and publications of the artist’s readymades from the unlimited Duchamp collection.

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Philadelphia Assembled

Philadelphia Musem of Art, Perelman Building

Nov 18, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017

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

The first exhibition of its kind at the museum joins art and civic engagement. Initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, together with hundreds of collaborators from across the city, the project explores Philadelphia’s changing landscape and tells a story of radical community building and active resistance. Challenging, inspiring, and as expansive as the city,

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Holiday Tours

Historic Houses of Odessa

Nov 18, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

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

Celebrate this unique tradition as it recreates its first 1987 exhibit A Visit From St. Nicholas, also known as ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. This famous poem, attributed to Clement Clark Moore and published in 1822, will be presented through holiday vignettes recreated throughout the 248-year-old National Historic Register Wilson-Warner House. All of the Historic Odessa...

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Patriots and Pirates

Independence Seaport Museum

Nov 18, 2017 - 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

Nov 18, 2017 - 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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