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July 2016

Geared toward families, adults and groups with members on the autism spectrum as well as other differing needs. This is a morning to enjoy the museum in your own way and in your own time....

Cost: $12.50, adults; $$9.50, kids; FREE, members.

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th St.
Phila., PA  19103
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Take a train ride along the Lehigh River to White Haven, where you'll bike your way down the Lehigh Gorge rail-trail back to Jim Thorpe.  Rates are $25.00 per train shuttle...

Cost: $25 and up

Where:
Pocono Biking
7 Hazard Square
Jim Thorpe, PA  18229
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Sponsor: Pocono Biking
Telephone: 570-325-3654
Contact Name: Sarah
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Guides take participants on a 25-mile bike ride on the Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail, followed by a hike and a rafting trip down the Lehigh River.  This expedition offers...

Cost: $109.99

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
1519 State Rte. 903
Jim Thorpe, PA  18229
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Sponsor: Pocono Whitewater
Telephone: 180-094-48392
Contact Name: Sarah
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Celebrating its 19th year, the Garden Railway 2016 theme is "Awaken the Senses" that will feature buildings that incorporate one or two of the five senses in the structure. Take...

Cost: $17, Adults; $16, Seniors; $9, children; FREE, under 3

Where:
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Comic book show featuring artists, writers, celebrities, vendors, crafts. Guests include Simpsons writer Tony DiGerolamo, actor Corey Sosner and actor Jim Krut (Dawn of the Dead). Also costumed...

Cost: $5; FREE, children under 12

Where:
Toms River Elks
600 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ  08753
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Sponsor: Jersey Shore Comic Book Show
Telephone: 609-242-7756
Contact Name: Mary Campbell
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Six Flags now hires for all four seasons. Employment includes perks throughout the park and competitive wages. The job fair will be in the Employment Center and include on-the-spot interviews.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ  08527
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Auto enthusiasts show off cars, trucks and motorcycles while families browse and enjoy kids' games, music, food, prizes and vendors. No registration is required for the public.

Cost: FREE, public.

Where:
Potential Inc. & Springtime School
170 Pheasant Run
Newtown, PA
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With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Academy dug deep into its collections to showcase some highlights of the museum’s connections to presidents—of all political...

Cost: $13.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universi
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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Come dressed up as a pirate and help captain Lucky find his lost treasure. Participants will search through 2 zones to recover 12 hidden treasures! Visitors will receive Free...

Cost: $14.95

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Milburn’s annual “Sundae Sunday” Party is always the 3rd Sunday in July, celebrating National Ice Cream Day! All toppings for your ice cream sundae are free! Noon til 5pm, free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Milburn Orchards
1495 Appleton Rd
Elkton, MD  21921
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Telephone: 410-398-1349
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Come out and meet the park's beekeeper.  He will explain the challenges facing modern beekeepers and the reasons for the decline in the honeybee population.  Learn some bee biology...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norristown Farm Park
Barley Sheaf Dr. & Germantown Pike
E. Norriton, PA  19403
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Sponsor: Montgomery County Parks, Trails, & Historic Sites
Telephone: 610-270-0215
Contact Name: Ruth King
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After an introductory lesson, use clear bug boxes with magnifying lenses and field guides as you collect and identify insects in the butterfly garden and surrounding area. Bug nets and jars...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lorimer Park
183 Moredon Rd.
Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006
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Sponsor: Montgomery County Parks, Trails, & Historic Sites
Telephone: 215-947-3477
Contact Name: Scott Morgan
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Yah-Oh-Way, meaning "it is good" in Hopi, features dances of various Native American nations. Accompanied by song and drumming, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers don beautiful...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central Library's Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine St.
Phila., PA
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Begin the evening with a Star Party led by astronomers from the Delaware Astronomical Society followed by a nature movie in the Community Room. Settle down to sleep with the dinosaurs...

Cost: $25, Members; $35, Non-members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Experience the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election, as artifacts, interactive...

Cost: $3, in addition to admission.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Join keepers for daily talks about the animals in the zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn. Locations and times vary daily.

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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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...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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Show will include: Sixteen Chevies compete against the World’s Top Sportsman The largest car show in the Super Chevy Series featuring 2 days of judging; Monster truck rides along...

Cost: $10-$35

Where:
Maple Grove Raceweay
30 Stauffer Park >n
Mohnton, PA  16540
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From Civil War-era flags to campaign buttons and children's toys, this exhibit assembles hundreds of flag-related artifacts that represent a unique part of American heritage. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, ages 6-17; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museu
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Celebrate traditions of the Celtic Highlands with live entertainment, music, dancing, crafts and a beer garden for adults.

Cost: $12, adults; $10, ages 3-12; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 U.S. 9,
Cape May, NJ
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Families can enjoy daily gallery explorations, studio-art creations and imaginative play for visitors of all ages. Visit website for detailed activity information.

Cost: $20, adults; $14, students with ID; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave.
Phila., PA  19130
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Enjoy treats like fresh blueberries, muffins, jam and ice cream, as well as a blueberry-pie eating contest, pony rides and games & activities for kids.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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The keeper of the Cape May Lighthouse presents an informative half-hour talk on the history and lore of the famous 1859 Cape May Lighthouse.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cape May Point State Park
215 Lighthouse Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ  08212
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how you can become a superhero for reptiles. Reptiles will vary depending on...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids; $5, seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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Readings from lighthouse, seashore and maritime literature are designed for young kids.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cape May Point State Park
215 Lighthouse Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ  08212
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Climb to the top of this historic tower for a view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rockford Park
2000 Lookout Dr.
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks
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Mantua, Athern and Atlas toy trains from the ‘50s and ‘60s run on decorated period platforms with Plasticville and Revel buildings.

Cost: $4, adults; $3, kids.

Where:
South Jersey Museum of American History
123 E. High St.
Glassboro, NJ  08028
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Sponsor: South Jersey Museum of American History
Telephone: 856-442-0688
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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Sue gathers sea shells for her grandmother. Learn about different types of shells; watercolor illustrations bring the beach to life.  Afterward, see real shells at the Written in the Rocks...

Cost: $5 adults; FREE, kids 10 & younger.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
Website »

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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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This exhibit in the rare book department highlights the moral reckonings, both morbidly satirical and mortally serious, in children’s literature from the 18th century through today. Or Else...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St.
Phila., PA
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From classics like Toy Story to newer hits like Inside Out, Pixar has no shortage of family-friendly flicks. This exhibit explores what it takes to bring the studio's most popular movies and...

Cost: $29.95, daytime adults; $24.95, daytime kids;

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Phila., PA  19103
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss depicts the mysteries of the ocean’s greatest depths: thermal vents and the unusual creatures that thrive near them, deep-sea research submersibles,...

Cost: $9, Adults; $7, Children (3-17); $8, Seniors; FREE, Under 3; FREE, Members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19713
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Penn’s Landing hosts roller-skating, a boathouse-style lodge, a play area for the kids and numerous dining options.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Celebrating its 19th year, the Garden Railway 2016 theme is "Awaken the Senses" that will feature buildings that incorporate one or two of the five senses in the structure. Take...

Cost: $17, Adults; $16, Seniors; $9, children; FREE, under 3

Where:
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Academy dug deep into its collections to showcase some highlights of the museum’s connections to presidents—of all political...

Cost: $13.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universi
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
View map »


Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
Website »

More information

Geared toward making an impact on childhood obesity; this exhibit addresses nutrition, exercise & provides an interactive tool kit for disease prevention & healthy behavior....

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
View map »


Website »

More information

A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
View map »


Website »

More information

Experience the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election, as artifacts, interactive...

Cost: $3, in addition to admission.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

Join keepers for daily talks about the animals in the zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn. Locations and times vary daily.

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
Website »

More information

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...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
Website »

More information

View a collection of 25 pairings of photos that cover a range of events, people and places from around the county.  To highlight this collection and illustrate its breadth,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historical Society of Montgomery County
1654 DeKalb St.
Norristown, PA  19401
View map »


Sponsor: Historical Society of Montgomery County
Telephone: 610-272-0297
Contact Name: Barry Rauhauser
Website »

More information

From Civil War-era flags to campaign buttons and children's toys, this exhibit assembles hundreds of flag-related artifacts that represent a unique part of American heritage. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, ages 6-17; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museu
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
View map »

More information

Families can enjoy daily gallery explorations, studio-art creations and imaginative play for visitors of all ages. Visit website for detailed activity information.

Cost: $20, adults; $14, students with ID; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave.
Phila., PA  19130
View map »


Website »

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Join Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Free Library of Philadelphia for a nature-inspired story and craft. A new nature theme , from frogs and fish to flowers, will be featured each...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sister Cities Park
18th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA
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Storybook Musical Theatre presents an original musical adaptation of the tale of the young woman, who sacrifices her own freedom in order to save her father.

Cost: $14, Adults; $12, Children

Where:
Gratz College Theatre
Melrose Av. & Old York Rd.
7605 Old York Rd.
Melrose Park, PA  19027
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Sponsor: Storybook Musical Theatre
Telephone: 215-659-8550
Contact Name: Marc S. Goldberg
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What was life like more than 100 years ago? Kids can find out on guided tours of the 1879 estate, geared to 5- to 10-year olds.

Cost: $8, FREE children under 3.

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Stop by the Daily Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of the zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, feathered or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
Website »

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This club is designed for kids with ADHD, specific learning disabilities, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders (higher spectrum), emotional/behavioral disorders and physical or orthopedic...

Cost: $35; $70, 2 or more children + parking

Where:
Carpenter Sports Building at the University of Delaware
26 North College Ave.
Newark, DE
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Contact Name: Amanda Debus

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Concerts are held adjacent to the historic Rockford Tower. The tower will be open during each concert. June 13 - Rachel Schain & Hot Breakfast (Pop Rock/Dork Rock) June 20 - Surreal...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rockford Park
2000 Lookout Drive
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-222-7436
Contact Name: Concert Series Hotline
Website »

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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
View map »


Telephone: 215-299-1000
Website »

More information

Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
View map »


Telephone: 215-299-1000
Website »

More information

This exhibit in the rare book department highlights the moral reckonings, both morbidly satirical and mortally serious, in children’s literature from the 18th century through today. Or Else...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St.
Phila., PA
View map »

More information

From classics like Toy Story to newer hits like Inside Out, Pixar has no shortage of family-friendly flicks. This exhibit explores what it takes to bring the studio's most popular movies and...

Cost: $29.95, daytime adults; $24.95, daytime kids;

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Phila., PA  19103
View map »


Website »

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss depicts the mysteries of the ocean’s greatest depths: thermal vents and the unusual creatures that thrive near them, deep-sea research submersibles,...

Cost: $9, Adults; $7, Children (3-17); $8, Seniors; FREE, Under 3; FREE, Members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19713
View map »


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

Penn’s Landing hosts roller-skating, a boathouse-style lodge, a play area for the kids and numerous dining options.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Celebrating its 19th year, the Garden Railway 2016 theme is "Awaken the Senses" that will feature buildings that incorporate one or two of the five senses in the structure. Take...

Cost: $17, Adults; $16, Seniors; $9, children; FREE, under 3

Where:
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
View map »

More information

With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Academy dug deep into its collections to showcase some highlights of the museum’s connections to presidents—of all political...

Cost: $13.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universi
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
View map »


Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
Website »

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Learn about 260 years of history through a collection of historic pieces and antiques.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Woodford Mansion
2300 North 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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The Chef uses music, humor, science, and math to show us how healthier eating and 60 minutes of exercise a day will help kids feel better, think better, and live a long happy life. All ages.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Kirkwood Library - Community Room
6000 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Join Youth Stages as we dramatize scenes from the original seven Harry Potter books.  Participants will get a chance to play wizards, professors, Muggles, Basilisks, Phoenix, Hippogriffs, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cinnaminson Library
1619 Riverton Rd.
Riverton, NJ  08077
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Kids are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed friends as they listen to Finding Winnie, the Caldecott Award-winning book about the true story of Winnie the Pooh. This campout-themed...

Cost: $15, adults; $8, kids; $6, members.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd.
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Sponsor: Brandywine River Museum
Telephone: 610-388-8326
Contact Name: Hillary K. Holland
Website »

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Geared toward making an impact on childhood obesity; this exhibit addresses nutrition, exercise & provides an interactive tool kit for disease prevention & healthy behavior....

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
View map »


Website »

More information

A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
View map »


Website »

More information

Experience the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election, as artifacts, interactive...

Cost: $3, in addition to admission.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

Join keepers for daily talks about the animals in the zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn. Locations and times vary daily.

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
Website »

More information

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...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
Website »

More information

This program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 21st through August 18th, execept the week of July 4th, from 10AM-2PM during the summer at Bucktoe Creek Preserve. Each day will have a...

Cost: $10, TLC members; $20, non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
Website »

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View a collection of 25 pairings of photos that cover a range of events, people and places from around the county.  To highlight this collection and illustrate its breadth,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historical Society of Montgomery County
1654 DeKalb St.
Norristown, PA  19401
View map »


Sponsor: Historical Society of Montgomery County
Telephone: 610-272-0297
Contact Name: Barry Rauhauser
Website »

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Learn more about familiar animals and discover animals you may not expect live nearby. Drop in each week to check out a series of hands on activities and interactive displays that investigate the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can-Do Playground
4360 Weldin Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks
Website »

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Kids explore all the wonders of nature and receive a healthy snack and lunch. Stay for 30 minutes or the whole time

Cost: $20; $10, members.

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd.
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
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Kids ages 3–10 are invited to try fun activities related to the museum. In July, investigate how craftsmen made objects that are now in the collection and how museum conservators continue...

Cost: $5; FREE, 1 adult per child & members.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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From Civil War-era flags to campaign buttons and children's toys, this exhibit assembles hundreds of flag-related artifacts that represent a unique part of American heritage. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, ages 6-17; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museu
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Families can enjoy daily gallery explorations, studio-art creations and imaginative play for visitors of all ages. Visit website for detailed activity information.

Cost: $20, adults; $14, students with ID; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave.
Phila., PA  19130
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Toddler Time is a monthly program every third Tuesday. Each session helps young minds grow through interactive stories, hands on activities and social interaction. 

Cost: $5

Where:
The American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19145
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Telephone: 215-389-1776
Contact Name: Lauren Burnham
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Storybook Musical Theatre presents an original musical adaptation of the tale of the young woman, who sacrifices her own freedom in order to save her father.

Cost: $14, Adults; $12, Children

Where:
Gratz College Theatre
Melrose Av. & Old York Rd.
7605 Old York Rd.
Melrose Park, PA  19027
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Sponsor: Storybook Musical Theatre
Telephone: 215-659-8550
Contact Name: Marc S. Goldberg
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Stop by the Daily Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of the zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, feathered or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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Grab some pies, donuts, or some of Linvilla Orchard's famous apples.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Valley View Shopping Center
4952 Pennell Road
Aston, PA  19014
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Sponsor: Linvilla Orchards
Telephone: 610-876-7116
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See a musical version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale

Cost: $10, 12+; $8, children 3-12; FREE, 2 and under

Where:
Players Club of Swarthmore
614 Fairview Ave
Swarthmore, PA  19081
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Watch a performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: REV Theatre Company in association with Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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The poor miller gives his son the family cat and sends him out in the world to make his own way. To the lad's surprise, the cat is magic. Dressed in fine clothes and stylish boots, the fabulous...

Cost: $10; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Rd 271
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 302-227-6766
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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This exhibit in the rare book department highlights the moral reckonings, both morbidly satirical and mortally serious, in children’s literature from the 18th century through today. Or Else...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St.
Phila., PA
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From classics like Toy Story to newer hits like Inside Out, Pixar has no shortage of family-friendly flicks. This exhibit explores what it takes to bring the studio's most popular movies and...

Cost: $29.95, daytime adults; $24.95, daytime kids;

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Phila., PA  19103
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss depicts the mysteries of the ocean’s greatest depths: thermal vents and the unusual creatures that thrive near them, deep-sea research submersibles,...

Cost: $9, Adults; $7, Children (3-17); $8, Seniors; FREE, Under 3; FREE, Members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19713
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Penn’s Landing hosts roller-skating, a boathouse-style lodge, a play area for the kids and numerous dining options.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Meet characters from Neverland – Peter Pan, Captain Hook and some lost boys – over breakfast at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, with story-reading and activities for...

Cost: $15

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Celebrating its 19th year, the Garden Railway 2016 theme is "Awaken the Senses" that will feature buildings that incorporate one or two of the five senses in the structure. Take...

Cost: $17, Adults; $16, Seniors; $9, children; FREE, under 3

Where:
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Academy dug deep into its collections to showcase some highlights of the museum’s connections to presidents—of all political...

Cost: $13.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universi
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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Come for Story Time, pictures with Brother Bear and Sister Bear, activities, and more!

Cost: FREE

Where:
FMFCU
106 West Market Street
West Chester, PA  19382
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Many animals have what may seem like superpowers, at times so amazing they inspire supernatural tales of mythical creatures. The Academy of Natural Sciences visits with some animal guests from...

Cost: $10

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Phila., PA  19104
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Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Castle Public Library
424 Delaware St.
New Castle, DE  19720
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Bring your lunch and a blanket to lounge on to enjoy the movie Ratatouille rated G.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Logan Township Branch
498 Beckett Rd.
Swedesboro, NJ  08085
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In honor of the Olympics, learn the science behind your favorite sports. Participate in hands-on activities and workshops, and explore the new SportsZone exhibit.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th St.
Phila., PA  19103
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Bring your blankets & picnic baskets to the Library Lawn for a night of music. Different performer every week. Crafts and activities for the kids. We will move the concert indoors if the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Brandywine Hundred Library - Program Room
1300 Foulk Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19803
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“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide in a musical adventure, presented by Mainstage Center for the Arts. Seussical brings to life colorful...

Cost: $11, adults; $10, ages 12 & younger and seniors.

Where:
Dennis Flyer Theatre
200 College Dr.
Blackwood, NJ  08012
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Sponsor: Mainstage & Bowman and Co.
Telephone: (856) 227-3091
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Geared toward making an impact on childhood obesity; this exhibit addresses nutrition, exercise & provides an interactive tool kit for disease prevention & healthy behavior....

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique crafts vendors.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cape May Lighthouse
215 Lighthouse Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ  08212
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Experience the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election, as artifacts, interactive...

Cost: $3, in addition to admission.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Join keepers for daily talks about the animals in the zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn. Locations and times vary daily.

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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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...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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View a collection of 25 pairings of photos that cover a range of events, people and places from around the county.  To highlight this collection and illustrate its breadth,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historical Society of Montgomery County
1654 DeKalb St.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: Historical Society of Montgomery County
Telephone: 610-272-0297
Contact Name: Barry Rauhauser
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Kids are introduced to nature through outdoor play and a different activity each week. Presented by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sister Cities Park
18th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA
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Meet The Berenstain Bears, tour Bear Country Credit Union, enjoy storytime and play games.  Choose one of 8 tours or visit FMFCU in Glen Mills, Havertown or West Chester.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bear Country Credit Union
1974 Sproul Rd.
Broomall, PA  19008
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Sponsor: FMFCU Partners in Education
Telephone: 610-325-5000
Contact Name: Tricia McAllister
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From Civil War-era flags to campaign buttons and children's toys, this exhibit assembles hundreds of flag-related artifacts that represent a unique part of American heritage. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, ages 6-17; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museu
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Families can enjoy daily gallery explorations, studio-art creations and imaginative play for visitors of all ages. Visit website for detailed activity information.

Cost: $20, adults; $14, students with ID; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave.
Phila., PA  19130
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Captain Jack has lost his ship, the Black Diamond, to the evil Captain Barnabas and he must get it back. Meanwhile, an apprentice blacksmith has fallen in love with the Governor's Daughter!...

Cost: $9.00

Where:
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S Broadway
Pitman, NJ  08071
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Sponsor: Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Telephone: 856-384-8381
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Storybook Musical Theatre presents an original musical adaptation of the tale of the young woman, who sacrifices her own freedom in order to save her father.

Cost: $14, Adults; $12, Children

Where:
Gratz College Theatre
Melrose Av. & Old York Rd.
7605 Old York Rd.
Melrose Park, PA  19027
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Sponsor: Storybook Musical Theatre
Telephone: 215-659-8550
Contact Name: Marc S. Goldberg
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Dorothy and Toto travel through the Land of Oz seeking the help of the Wizard. They meet a brainless scarecrow, a tin man who wants a heart, a cowardly lion and witches good and bad. Two actors...

Cost: $10; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Rd 271
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 302-227-6766
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Visit the Brown Horticulture Learning Center for demonstrations, talks and guided walks covering a range of gardening topics Walks last 45-60 minutes. Dress for the weather and wear walking...

Cost: $20, adults; $5, ages 3-11; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Stop by the Daily Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of the zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, feathered or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as you see how they have repurposed historic work...

Cost: $5, non-mebers; FREE, members

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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The property will be open Wednesday evenings for curious guests and families to bicycle or walk. Visit areas normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic...

Cost: $2, FREE, members & ages 5 and younger.

Where:
Hagley Museum
.201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Teens show off their moves and learn new ones while they play Just Dance on Wii and Xbox.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dover Public Library
35 Loockerman Plaza
Dover, DE
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The inclusive, all-ages Autism Delaware Bowling Night is held every Wed. Parents and siblings are welcome to bowl, with bumpers available for those who want to use them. There is no score...

Cost: $2.25 per game; $2.25 shoe rental.

Where:
Bowlerama
3031 New Castle Ave.
New Castle, DE
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Contact Name: Karen Tuohy

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Jump and play in a fun and welcoming environment alongside other families of children with special needs.

Cost: $5, includes one child, 2 parents & a therapist

Where:
Bouncing Off the Walls
8919 New Falls Rd.
Levittown, PA
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Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on a natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Alapocas Run State Park
165 Bancroft Mills Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks
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Bring the kids out to the lawn for an evening of fun featuring all kinds of Legos.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Brandywine Hundred Library
1300 Foulk Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19803
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See a musical version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale

Cost: $10, 12+; $8, children 3-12; FREE, 2 and under

Where:
Players Club of Swarthmore
614 Fairview Ave
Swarthmore, PA  19081
View map »


Website »

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Watch a performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: REV Theatre Company in association with Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Take a hike, learn something new and enjoy s'mores around a fire-pit campfire.

Cost: $5

Where:
Briar Bush Nature Center
1212 Edge Hill RD
Abington, PA  19001
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Sponsor: Briar Bush
Telephone: (215)887-6603
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
Website »

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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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This exhibit in the rare book department highlights the moral reckonings, both morbidly satirical and mortally serious, in children’s literature from the 18th century through today. Or Else...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St.
Phila., PA
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From classics like Toy Story to newer hits like Inside Out, Pixar has no shortage of family-friendly flicks. This exhibit explores what it takes to bring the studio's most popular movies and...

Cost: $29.95, daytime adults; $24.95, daytime kids;

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Phila., PA  19103
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss depicts the mysteries of the ocean’s greatest depths: thermal vents and the unusual creatures that thrive near them, deep-sea research submersibles,...

Cost: $9, Adults; $7, Children (3-17); $8, Seniors; FREE, Under 3; FREE, Members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19713
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Penn’s Landing hosts roller-skating, a boathouse-style lodge, a play area for the kids and numerous dining options.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Celebrating its 19th year, the Garden Railway 2016 theme is "Awaken the Senses" that will feature buildings that incorporate one or two of the five senses in the structure. Take...

Cost: $17, Adults; $16, Seniors; $9, children; FREE, under 3

Where:
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Academy dug deep into its collections to showcase some highlights of the museum’s connections to presidents—of all political...

Cost: $13.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universi
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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Peter and Tinkerbell lead Wendy, Michael and John off to adventure and fun in Neverland with pirates, Indians and the Lost Boys. Two actors play all the characters in this one hour production.

Cost: $12, Adults and Children; $10, Seniors; FREE, Under 3

Where:
Newtown Theater
120 N State St
Newtown, PA  18940
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Sponsor: Family Stages
Telephone: 215-886-9341
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Cost: FREE

Where:
BAYADA Pediatrics Mt. Laurel
521 Fellowship Rd.
Suite 160
Mt. Laurel, NJ  08054
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Sponsor: BAYADA Pediatrics Mt. Laurel
Telephone: 856-722-9900
Contact Name: Tara Montague
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Kids ages 5 & up can sign up and learn how to make these healthy snack bites. Please let us know of any food allergies when signing up for this program This recipe contains peanut butter.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pemberton Library
16 Broadway St.
Browns Mills, NJ  08015
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“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide in a musical adventure, presented by Mainstage Center for the Arts. Seussical brings to life colorful...

Cost: $11, adults; $10, ages 12 & younger and seniors.

Where:
Dennis Flyer Theatre
200 College Dr.
Blackwood, NJ  08012
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Sponsor: Mainstage & Bowman and Co.
Telephone: (856) 227-3091
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This annual blast is packed with family-friendly activities, from carnival rides, magic & ice shows, animal exhibits and concerts to a daily "Family Feud" game, parades and pig races....

Cost: $9, adults; $4, ages 6-12; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Delaware State Fairgrounds
18500 S. DuPont Highway
Harrington, DE  19952
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Geared toward making an impact on childhood obesity; this exhibit addresses nutrition, exercise & provides an interactive tool kit for disease prevention & healthy behavior....

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Website »

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Experience the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election, as artifacts, interactive...

Cost: $3, in addition to admission.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

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Enjoy storytime, then make a themed masterpiece with paint.

Cost: $12

Where:
Paint-a-Treasure
614 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ
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Join keepers for daily talks about the animals in the zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn. Locations and times vary daily.

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
Website »

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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...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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This program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 21st through August 18th, execept the week of July 4th, from 10AM-2PM during the summer at Bucktoe Creek Preserve. Each day will have a...

Cost: $10, TLC members; $20, non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
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View a collection of 25 pairings of photos that cover a range of events, people and places from around the county.  To highlight this collection and illustrate its breadth,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historical Society of Montgomery County
1654 DeKalb St.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: Historical Society of Montgomery County
Telephone: 610-272-0297
Contact Name: Barry Rauhauser
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Read exciting books about the outdoors, take hikes in search of the plants and critters in the stories, and make nature crafts to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $7, each adult with one child; $3, each additional child; FREE, members

Where:
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
1635 River Road
New Hope, PA  18940
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Drop in each week to check out a series of hands-on activities and interactive displays that investigate the unique and surprising characteristics of nature in parks. June 16:  Fun with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Brandywine Park
W. 18th and N. Van Buren
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks
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Each week's interactive tour and hands-on art activity is inspired by the exhibition, Get the Picture! Contemporary Children's Book Illustration. Participate in one or all workshops....

Cost: $5, child & one accompanying adult.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd.
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Sponsor: Brandywine River Museum
Telephone: 610-388-8337
Contact Name: Hillary K. Holland
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Kids explore all the wonders of nature and receive a healthy snack and lunch. Stay for 30 minutes or the whole time

Cost: $20; $10, members.

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd.
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
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From Civil War-era flags to campaign buttons and children's toys, this exhibit assembles hundreds of flag-related artifacts that represent a unique part of American heritage. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, ages 6-17; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museu
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Families can enjoy daily gallery explorations, studio-art creations and imaginative play for visitors of all ages. Visit website for detailed activity information.

Cost: $20, adults; $14, students with ID; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave.
Phila., PA  19130
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Enjoy animal-themed stories read by the storytelling team. Storytime takes place in the Otter Circle in the main zoo and may include a craft, activity or live animal presentations. May be...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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Captain Jack has lost his ship, the Black Diamond, to the evil Captain Barnabas and he must get it back. Meanwhile, an apprentice blacksmith has fallen in love with the Governor's Daughter!...

Cost: $9.00

Where:
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S Broadway
Pitman, NJ  08071
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Sponsor: Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Telephone: 856-384-8381
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Storybook Musical Theatre presents an original musical adaptation of the tale of the young woman, who sacrifices her own freedom in order to save her father.

Cost: $14, Adults; $12, Children

Where:
Gratz College Theatre
Melrose Av. & Old York Rd.
7605 Old York Rd.
Melrose Park, PA  19027
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Sponsor: Storybook Musical Theatre
Telephone: 215-659-8550
Contact Name: Marc S. Goldberg
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This early childhood series intended for children incorporates active learning through music, movement and the exploration of objects. Themes relate to the museum and garden. Meet in Galleries...

Cost: $5, adult & child; FREE, ages 2 & younger and members.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Stop by the Daily Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of the zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, feathered or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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Mantua, Athern and Atlas toy trains from the ‘50s and ‘60s run on decorated period platforms with Plasticville and Revel buildings.

Cost: $4, adults; $3, kids.

Where:
South Jersey Museum of American History
123 E. High St.
Glassboro, NJ  08028
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Sponsor: South Jersey Museum of American History
Telephone: 856-442-0688
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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Located in front of the museum store, the stand offers fresh local produce. Parking is available behind the Cottage near the Winterthur post office. Museum tours require a ticket.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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See a musical version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale

Cost: $10, 12+; $8, children 3-12; FREE, 2 and under

Where:
Players Club of Swarthmore
614 Fairview Ave
Swarthmore, PA  19081
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Watch a performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: REV Theatre Company in association with Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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This exhibit in the rare book department highlights the moral reckonings, both morbidly satirical and mortally serious, in children’s literature from the 18th century through today. Or Else...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St.
Phila., PA
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From classics like Toy Story to newer hits like Inside Out, Pixar has no shortage of family-friendly flicks. This exhibit explores what it takes to bring the studio's most popular movies and...

Cost: $29.95, daytime adults; $24.95, daytime kids;

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Phila., PA  19103
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss depicts the mysteries of the ocean’s greatest depths: thermal vents and the unusual creatures that thrive near them, deep-sea research submersibles,...

Cost: $9, Adults; $7, Children (3-17); $8, Seniors; FREE, Under 3; FREE, Members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19713
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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This ice skating competition draws skaters of all levels from many states. Categories include singles, pairs, parternered & solo ice dance and basic skills.  

Cost: FREE, spectators.

Where:
Skating Club of Wilmington
1301 Carruthers Ln.
Wilmington, DE
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Penn’s Landing hosts roller-skating, a boathouse-style lodge, a play area for the kids and numerous dining options.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Festivities include crabbing tournaments, touch & teaching tanks, cooking lessons, games, crafts, tips & tricks and seafood.

Cost: $10, adults; $8, kids; $30, family of 6.

Where:
The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.
Stone Harbor, NJ
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Celebrating its 19th year, the Garden Railway 2016 theme is "Awaken the Senses" that will feature buildings that incorporate one or two of the five senses in the structure. Take...

Cost: $17, Adults; $16, Seniors; $9, children; FREE, under 3

Where:
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Academy dug deep into its collections to showcase some highlights of the museum’s connections to presidents—of all political...

Cost: $13.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universi
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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This is a one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates political history, government and the election season via nonpartisan exhibits at seven participating locations. The National Constitution Center...

Cost: $15, adults; $5, ages 18 & younger.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Come play, explore, and dream with your child in Tall Trees Nature Playscape. Please dress for the weather – rain or shine.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128
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Sponsor: Schuylkill Center
Telephone: 215-482-7300
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Join The Clay Studio to create and animate clay characters using the art of stop motion. One person or a group can create a story, supply voices for characters and share your creation with the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Spruce Street Harbor Park
301 S. Columbus Blvd
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-925-3453
Contact Name: Eva Piatek
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Hike without flashlights and see the world at twilight: songbirds gathering their final meal of the day, early migrating water fowl settling in for the night, maybe one of the resident...

Cost: $5, members; $7, non-members

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-897-9400
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide in a musical adventure, presented by Mainstage Center for the Arts. Seussical brings to life colorful...

Cost: $11, adults; $10, ages 12 & younger and seniors.

Where:
Dennis Flyer Theatre
200 College Dr.
Blackwood, NJ  08012
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Sponsor: Mainstage & Bowman and Co.
Telephone: (856) 227-3091
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This annual blast is packed with family-friendly activities, from carnival rides, magic & ice shows, animal exhibits and concerts to a daily "Family Feud" game, parades and pig races....

Cost: $9, adults; $4, ages 6-12; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Delaware State Fairgrounds
18500 S. DuPont Highway
Harrington, DE  19952
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Geared toward making an impact on childhood obesity; this exhibit addresses nutrition, exercise & provides an interactive tool kit for disease prevention & healthy behavior....

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Experience the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election, as artifacts, interactive...

Cost: $3, in addition to admission.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Enjoy storytime, then make a themed masterpiece with paint.

Cost: $12

Where:
Paint-a-Treasure
614 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ
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Join keepers for daily talks about the animals in the zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn. Locations and times vary daily.

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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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...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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View a collection of 25 pairings of photos that cover a range of events, people and places from around the county.  To highlight this collection and illustrate its breadth,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historical Society of Montgomery County
1654 DeKalb St.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: Historical Society of Montgomery County
Telephone: 610-272-0297
Contact Name: Barry Rauhauser
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From Civil War-era flags to campaign buttons and children's toys, this exhibit assembles hundreds of flag-related artifacts that represent a unique part of American heritage. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, ages 6-17; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museu
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Families can enjoy daily gallery explorations, studio-art creations and imaginative play for visitors of all ages. Visit website for detailed activity information.

Cost: $20, adults; $14, students with ID; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave.
Phila., PA  19130
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Captain Jack has lost his ship, the Black Diamond, to the evil Captain Barnabas and he must get it back. Meanwhile, an apprentice blacksmith has fallen in love with the Governor's Daughter!...

Cost: $9.00

Where:
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S Broadway
Pitman, NJ  08071
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Sponsor: Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Telephone: 856-384-8381
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

Cost: FREE, Members; $3, Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Delaware Art Museum
Telephone: 302-571-9590
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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Storybook Musical Theatre presents an original musical adaptation of the tale of the young woman, who sacrifices her own freedom in order to save her father.

Cost: $14, Adults; $12, Children

Where:
Gratz College Theatre
Melrose Av. & Old York Rd.
7605 Old York Rd.
Melrose Park, PA  19027
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Sponsor: Storybook Musical Theatre
Telephone: 215-659-8550
Contact Name: Marc S. Goldberg
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Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how you can become a superhero for reptiles. Reptiles will vary depending on...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids; $5, seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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Mantua, Athern and Atlas toy trains from the ‘50s and ‘60s run on decorated period platforms with Plasticville and Revel buildings.

Cost: $4, adults; $3, kids.

Where:
South Jersey Museum of American History
123 E. High St.
Glassboro, NJ  08028
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Sponsor: South Jersey Museum of American History
Telephone: 856-442-0688
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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View some spectacular vehicles on display or show off one of your own. Historic Smithville also offers 60 shoppes, seven eateries, carousel rides, train...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Colonial Inn
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Watch a performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: REV Theatre Company in association with Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Dance auditions for the 2016 Fright Fest season will take place in the Showcase Theater. Apply online before your auditions on Six Flags’ website. Arrive ready to learn choreography and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ  08527
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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This exhibit in the rare book department highlights the moral reckonings, both morbidly satirical and mortally serious, in children’s literature from the 18th century through today. Or Else...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St.
Phila., PA
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From classics like Toy Story to newer hits like Inside Out, Pixar has no shortage of family-friendly flicks. This exhibit explores what it takes to bring the studio's most popular movies and...

Cost: $29.95, daytime adults; $24.95, daytime kids;

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Phila., PA  19103
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss depicts the mysteries of the ocean’s greatest depths: thermal vents and the unusual creatures that thrive near them, deep-sea research submersibles,...

Cost: $9, Adults; $7, Children (3-17); $8, Seniors; FREE, Under 3; FREE, Members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19713
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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This ice skating competition draws skaters of all levels from many states. Categories include singles, pairs, parternered & solo ice dance and basic skills.  

Cost: FREE, spectators.

Where:
Skating Club of Wilmington
1301 Carruthers Ln.
Wilmington, DE
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Penn’s Landing hosts roller-skating, a boathouse-style lodge, a play area for the kids and numerous dining options.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Grab your family and work together to pick ripe blackberries and sweet corn, all while enjoying live performances by Silly Joe and The Ultimates.  Don’t forget to...

Cost: Pay for what you pick.

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 West Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA  19063
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Start with rafting trip down the Lehigh River, then, come to Skirmish USA to play Castle to Castle paintball. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Cost: $66.99

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
1519 State Route 903
Jim Thorpe, PA  18229
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Sponsor: Pocono Whitewater
Telephone: 180-094-48392
Contact Name: Sarah
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Join Riverbend and the Valley Forge Audubon Society, to search Riverbend’s various ecosystems for nests and breeding birds such as the Baltimore oriole, Eastern bluebird and tree swallow....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
1950 Spring Mill Rd.
Gladwyne, PA  19035
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During a child safety seat check, child passenger safety technicians will teach you how to correctly transport your children and to make sure that everyone in the vehicle is buckled up on every...

Cost: FREE

Where:
King of Prussia Specialty Care & Surgery Center
550 South Goddard Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
King of Prussia, PA  19406
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Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing.  Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes...

Cost: $25

Where:
Alapocas Run State Park
165 Bancroft Mills Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks
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Celebrating its 19th year, the Garden Railway 2016 theme is "Awaken the Senses" that will feature buildings that incorporate one or two of the five senses in the structure. Take...

Cost: $17, Adults; $16, Seniors; $9, children; FREE, under 3

Where:
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Academy dug deep into its collections to showcase some highlights of the museum’s connections to presidents—of all political...

Cost: $13.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universi
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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This is a one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates political history, government and the election season via nonpartisan exhibits at seven participating locations. The National Constitution Center...

Cost: $15, adults; $5, ages 18 & younger.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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The Gift Emporium will have: 11:00 am Frosty the Snowman movie showing in the St. James Theater Noon  The fire company arrives and provides a melted snow storm 1:00 pm...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Byers Choice Ltd
4355 County Line Rd
Chalfont, PA  18914
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Sponsor: Byers Choice Emporium
Telephone: 215-822-6700
Contact Name: Wendy Stubb
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Why count butterflies? It helps scientists piece together the big picture of the distribution and population size of each species counted, including changes over time. And it’s fun....

Cost: $3

Where:
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
1635 River Rd.
New Hope, PA  18938
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Telephone: 215 862 2924

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Miss Marcia will show visitors the importance of worms in your garden. You’ll go home with your own worm farm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 West Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: 610-876-7116

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Lights will be half-dimmed, the sound lowered and there will be no 3D during this screening of the new hit kids' movie. 

Cost: $7.75, ages 7-17; $8.75, adults.

Where:
Carmike Cninemas at Dover Mall
1365 N. Dupont Hwy.
Dover, DE  19901
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Get an inside look at the busy, buzzing world of honey bees while you check out a hive during a routine inspection. You'll also learn what beekeeprs do and  Protective gear will be...

Cost: $10

Where:
New Leaf Nature Center
776 Rosedale Rd.
Kennett Square, PA
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There will be  Farm fresh corn for sale  Roasted corn Corn muffins Roasted corn eating contest Pony rides Wagon ride around the farm Free game activities for the kids

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Learn the basics of Jazz & Musical Theater.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Taste-test a number of different ice cream flavors modeled after your favorite food groups including fruit, baked goods, beverages and everyday ice-cream favorites. Vote on your favorite and the...

Where:
Dutch Springs
4733 Hanoverville Rd.
Bethlehem, PA  18020
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Sponsor: Dutch Springs
Telephone: 610-759-2270
Contact Name: Kristen Bartholomew
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Ahoy, matey! Gather your treasures because a grand feast awaits you at this nautical-themed celebration. Captain Cookie will host this buffet meal and pirate festivities for his crew. Paid park...

Cost: $29

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd.
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 866-494-3566
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The festival begins with the Unity in Diversity Parade at 5th and Market streets and winds through the city to the end point at Penn’s Landing. Following the parade, the event will feature...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd
Phila., PA  19147
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Play Castle to Castle from 5pm to 9pm. Come out early and you can play all day.

Cost: $24

Where:
Skirmish USA
211 N Meckesville Rd.
Albrightsville, PA  18210
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Sponsor: Skirmish USA
Telephone: 180-075-47647
Contact Name: Sarah
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Bring a blanket and watch Mary Poppins on the Great Lawn. Movie admission is FREE. Tickets are required for the Parx Liberty Carousel and Philly Mini Golf. Games and pre-show activities start at...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 6th St.
Phila., PA
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Watch the second film in the popular triology on a giant screen, with the score performed live by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Boys Choir.

Cost: $25-$85

Where:
Mann Center
5201 Parkside Ave.
Phila., PA
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Bring a snack and your therapy dog or cat to meet other PAWS for People members.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lloyd Park
Lloyd Ave.
Downingtown, PA
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White water rafting Schedule

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
1519 State Route 903
Jim Thorpe, PA  18229
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Sponsor: Pocono Whitewater
Telephone: 180-094-48392
Contact Name: Sarah
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Kids and beginners are welcome.  Extra binoculars available. Meet in parking lot. A Facebook update will be posted by 7am if the event is canceled.

Cost: FREE

Where:
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
1201 Pawlings Rd.
Audubon, PA  19403
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Sponsor: John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
Telephone: 6106665593 109
Contact Name: Education Department
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This annual blast is packed with family-friendly activities, from carnival rides, magic & ice shows, animal exhibits and concerts to a daily "Family Feud" game, parades and pig races....

Cost: $9, adults; $4, ages 6-12; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Delaware State Fairgrounds
18500 S. DuPont Highway
Harrington, DE  19952
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A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Farmer’s Breakfast will be served from 9am-11am on the Orchard View Deck! After breakfast, mosey on out to the BIG BackYard for Harvest Party events from 11am-3pm! 

Cost: $7, breakfast; $1, harvest party

Where:
Milburn Orchards
1495 Appleton Rd
Elkton, MD  21921
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Telephone: 410-398-1349
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Experience the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election, as artifacts, interactive...

Cost: $3, in addition to admission.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Enjoy storytime, then make a themed masterpiece with paint.

Cost: $12

Where:
Paint-a-Treasure
614 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ
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Join keepers for daily talks about the animals in the zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn. Locations and times vary daily.

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids & seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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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...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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From Civil War-era flags to campaign buttons and children's toys, this exhibit assembles hundreds of flag-related artifacts that represent a unique part of American heritage. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, ages 6-17; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museu
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Discover all things locomotive when the village is lined with model railroads, garden displays and vendors.

Cost: $10, adults; $8, kids 3-12; FREE, kids 2 & under.

Where:
Historic Cold Spring Village
20 Rte. 9
Cape May, NJ
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Families can enjoy daily gallery explorations, studio-art creations and imaginative play for visitors of all ages. Visit website for detailed activity information.

Cost: $20, adults; $14, students with ID; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave.
Phila., PA  19130
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Grab your hiking shoes and bring the little ones for a naturalist-led exploration.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128
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Sponsor: Schuylkill Center
Telephone: 215-482-7300
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Kids and parents to participate in nautical activities and experience adventures of distant shores, from making pirate battle rattles to sailor valentines. The program is also ideal...

Cost: $16, adults; $12, ages 3-12; FREE, ages 2 and younger.

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8616
Contact Name: Nya Sturrup
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Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how you can become a superhero for reptiles. Reptiles will vary depending on...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, kids; $5, seniors; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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Guided canoe tours and great wildlife viewing opportunities on Perkiomen Creek. PFDs, canoes, and oars provided. All participants required to wear PFD.  Schedule

Cost: $15

Where:
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
1201 Pawlings Rd.
Audubon, PA  19403
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Sponsor: John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
Telephone: 610-666-5593 109
Contact Name: Education Department
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Watch a performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: REV Theatre Company in association with Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Dance auditions for the 2016 Fright Fest season will take place in the Showcase Theater. Apply online before your auditions on Six Flags’ website. Arrive ready to learn choreography and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ  08527
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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This exhibit in the rare book department highlights the moral reckonings, both morbidly satirical and mortally serious, in children’s literature from the 18th century through today. Or Else...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St.
Phila., PA
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From classics like Toy Story to newer hits like Inside Out, Pixar has no shortage of family-friendly flicks. This exhibit explores what it takes to bring the studio's most popular movies and...

Cost: $29.95, daytime adults; $24.95, daytime kids;

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Phila., PA  19103
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss depicts the mysteries of the ocean’s greatest depths: thermal vents and the unusual creatures that thrive near them, deep-sea research submersibles,...

Cost: $9, Adults; $7, Children (3-17); $8, Seniors; FREE, Under 3; FREE, Members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19713
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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This ice skating competition draws skaters of all levels from many states. Categories include singles, pairs, parternered & solo ice dance and basic skills.  

Cost: FREE, spectators.

Where:
Skating Club of Wilmington
1301 Carruthers Ln.
Wilmington, DE
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Penn’s Landing hosts roller-skating, a boathouse-style lodge, a play area for the kids and numerous dining options.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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