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Mess Fest!

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Join the Franklin Institute's educators as we make a MEGA MESS during Mess Fest! We'll treat you to all the best in slimy, oozing, exploding, and gooey science. We've come up with some of the biggest, messiest, most FUN demonstrations and activities to celebrate the end of summer. Bring a change of clothes and prepare to get MESSY!

"Please Touch" at the Please Touch Children's Museum

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

How many times do I tell my kids “Don’t touch”?  Well, at The Please Touch Children’s Museum, it is the exact opposite! The Please Touch Museum is the perfect place to let your children do all those things that, under normal circumstances, they wouldn’t be allowed.

Celebrate America's Birthday!

Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

This Fourth of July, don’t just celebrate the birth of independence – celebrate in the birthplace of independence!  The National Constitution Center on Independence Mall will commemorate America’s birthday with an unforgettable lineup of patriotic events and programs that are the perfect complement to the excitement of Philadelphia’s Wawa Welcome America! festival.  Visitors will enjoy Revolutionary War re-enactments, learn colonial-era tasks, join in “Patriotic Karaoke,” and more.  The Center’s Independence Day celebration will take place from Thursday, June 28 through Thursday, July 5, 2012.  The Center will extend its regular hours of operation on Monday, July 2; Tuesday, July 3; and Thursday, July 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All Independence Day activities are FREE with regular museum admission. 

Beat the Heat with this Cool Deal!

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

As the sun goes down, the savings heat up at the National Constitution Center!  Beginning Thursday, June 28 and continuing each Thursday through August 30, visitors can enjoy the National Constitution Center experience for only $5 during the popular $5 After 5 p.m. summer discount program.  

Flag Fest 2012

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Celebrate Flag Day in the birthplace of Old Glory with a week of festivities at the Betsy Ross House this June.  Flag Festival 2012  kicks-off the start of National Flag Week on Sunday, June 10 with a patriotic ceremony and flag retirement and continues right through Stars & Stripes Saturday on June 16, a daylong event that harkens back to the first Flag Day celebrations held at the House in the 1890s.  The fifth annual event will pay tribute to our national standard, and continue the tradition of Flag Day celebrations that began here more than 100 years ago, and resumed with the first modern Flag Festival in 2008.

Visit the World’s Largest LEGO Lemonade Stand

Posted on Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Posted by Kristen
LEGO® Friends and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) host a 2-day collaborative build of the world’s largest lemonade stand made entirely of LEGO® bricks with the goal of making the 2012 National Lemonade Days (June 8-10) the biggest in its history. 2012 will mark the 9th Annual National Lemonade Days. The Lemonade Stand will be completed in time to serve lemonade on Saturday. Additional building activities will take place during the weekend. The event is free of charge, but donations are encouraged. 

Flag Festival Festivities 2012

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

This year’s fifth anniversary Flag Festival spans nearly a full week and promises entertainment for all ages and tastes, from circus performers flying through the air to puppet shows and patriotic music.

DCM's Keeps Kids Busy this Summer

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

June kicks off a spectacular summer of science at the Delaware Children’s Museum, where events and hands-on programs this month focus on the physics of transportation and racing, and mega-project engineering and construction.

Blue Star Museums offer Free Admission!

Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America. First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012. See the map below for museums participating this summer. The following list includes local museums in the Philadelphia area. 

Free Mother's Day Admission

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 | Posted by Lori

Happy Mother's Day to all of the superheroes out there!  If getting out and having some family time is on your agenda for the day, take note of these venues offering free admission for Mom on Sunday, May 13.

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