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Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music

National Museum of American Jewish History

May 22, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018

This is the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity and social activism. Audiences may be familiar with many of Bernstein’s works, notably West Side Story, but not necessarily with how he responded to the political and social crises of his day.  Visitors will find an individual who expressed the restlessness, anxiety, fear...

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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

May 22, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

The festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China creating magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted sculptures, using traditional Chinese methods. The square will glow with 28 larger-than-life illuminated groupings of 1,500 individual works of art with more than 15,000 LED lights in brilliant colors. In addition to the light...

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Patriots and Pirates

Independence Seaport Museum

May 22, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

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

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

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A Peek at the Past, A Look Toward the Future

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

May 22, 2018 - Oct 4, 2018

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

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

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Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

May 22, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

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

From the 1600's to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating range of dishes and plates. Whether it’s a recipe for “barbecued fawn,” tureens in the shapes of various animals or instructions on how to fold a napkin so that it resembles a palm...

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Good Night at the Manor Exhibit

Pottsgrove Manor

May 22, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

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

Uncover the evening work and routines of the Potts family and their household staff with this engaging and informative new exhibit, Good Night at the Manor.  The exhibit will begin Saturday, February 24th and run through Sunday, November 11th.   Tours of the exhibit will be given during regular museum hours.  Admission is free, but donations are...

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Racing: A Need for Speed

Mercer Museum

May 22, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018

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

Explore the colorful history of racing in Bucks County, PA and the nearby Delaware Valley, from the footraces of early American Indians and colonists, to the horse tracks and fairgrounds of the 1800s, to the auto speedways and bicycle velodromes of the 20th century. Objects on view include original cars that once raced on local tracks, vintage cycling gear and...

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WOW! Wee Ones

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

May 22, 2018 - Nov 6, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday.

This early childhood series incorporates active learning through music, movement and the exploration of objects in a welcoming setting. Themes relate to the museum and garden.

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