Here are some free, discounted and fun things to do in March in Philadelphia, its suburbs and in South Jersey and Delaware
The library card that can get your family into 10 local attractions for free
A library card is an amazing thing.
It gives your family access to a world of knowledge, free of charge, a sort of hard copy of the internet, but with much of the bad stuff missing. Plus: library smell.
If you happen to be a member of the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in Bristol, PA, you get something else: Free passes to local venues including the Academy of Natural Sciences, Elmwood Park Zoo, Morris Arboretum, the Museum of the American Revolution and the National Constitution Center.
Thanks to the Levittown-Bristol Kiwanis Club, anyone with a Grundy library card in good standing (return those overdue books, people) can get a pass that admits two adults and up to six children, depending on the venue.
You have to pick up a pass in person, which means you also get some of that great library smell thrown in for free!
Win Wildwood days
Is there anything that can get you through the last weeks of winter better than planning a summer vacation at the shore? Yes, dreaming of a free one.
The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority is again giving away two family vacations. A family of four can win a three-day, two-night stay along with passes to Wildwood attractions. Enter at wildwoodsnj.com and then crawl back under the covers to dream of dodging tram cars. Enter here.
You can’t spell fungi without F-U-N
If you’ve made it to March without getting sick, congratulations and we’d like to know your secret.
If you don’t know, maybe you can find out at the Delaware Museum of Natural History’s “Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome” exhibit, which explores the microbes that are in all of us “from bacteria to archaea, fungi to viruses.”
You will learn about good microbes, learn how long it takes to wash your hands to get rid of bad germs, and get a photo op where you can picture yourself as a microbe (we’re guessing it’s similar to how we look before morning coffee).
Get a great view of Philadelphia for half off
Your zip code can be used for lots of things, from setting your car-insurance rates to determining what weekly flyers arrive in your mailbox.
For Philadelphia residents whose zip code starts with 191, your zip will also get you onto the One Liberty Observation Deck for half off in March.
One adult and up to three kids can take advantage of the discount and get a 360-degree view of the Delaware Valley from 57 floors up. It would have been a cool place to watch the Eagles parade, but we suspect things will still look pretty green.
More free events in March
Use our events calendar to find more free events this month.