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Museum of the American Revolution to host day camps for kids in April

museum of the american revolution day camps

Arts & Culture

Mütter Museum to hold free open houses as part of ethical review of its exhibits

Mutter Museum Open Houses

Arts & Culture

Exhibit at Fabric Workshop and Museum turns caring for others into a game

Group Hug exhibit Risa Puno

Weekend

Malaysian food, wine and a prison baseball pop-up: Your weekend guide to things to do

Weekend guide Kampar

Arts & Culture

The Weitzman Museum, which celebrates Jewish American heritage, may join the Smithsonian

Weitzman Museum Smithsonian

Religion

American Bible Society to close its museum on Independence Mall

Faith Liberty Center

Family-Friendly

Museum of the American Revolution to offer family-friendly 'spring break' activities

museum of the american revolution spring break

Parties

Mütter Museum to host Radiant Ball in honor of Marie Curie

Radiant ball Marie Curie

Development

Please Touch Museum begins yearslong renovations of Memorial Hall

Please Touch Museum renovations

Investigations

Mütter Museum receives unusual package with jars containing two preserved fetuses, police say

Mutter fetuses

Weekend

An ice festival and Center City Restaurant Week: Your weekend guide to things to do

Weekend guide ice festival

Arts & Culture

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site to host after-hours tours in honor of the writer's 215th birthday

Poe Cellar Candelight

History

Why do so many museums have locks of George Washington's hair?

George Washington portrait

Museums

Museum of the American Revolution celebrates MLK this weekend with poetry, theater performances

MLK weekend museum of the american revolution

Family-Friendly

American Revolution museum to offer winter-themed activities for kids between Christmas and New Year's

American Revolution Winter

Entertainment

Franklin Institute permanently closes Tuttleman IMAX theater

Franklin Institute IMAX

History

The iron lung seems archaic, but a smaller version — like the one at the Mütter Museum — helped people, even recently

Inside the Archives Mütter Museum

Family-Friendly

Franklin Institute's 'Wondrous Space' exhibit lets kids build their own rockets and astronaut suits

Space rover Franklin Institute

Arts & Culture

New exhibit at Philadelphia Museum of Art features pieces smuggled out of North Korea

Korean exhibit Philadelphia Museum of Art

Arts & Culture

Bruce Springsteen's career archives will move to new building at Monmouth University

Springsteen Museum

History

This 5,000-year-old stone tablet at the Penn Museum is among the oldest examples of writing in the world

Penn ancient tablet

Arts & Culture

Inside the Archives spotlights items at Philly museums that you won't typically find on display

Inside the Archives museum series

History

Story of a pioneering queer writer's audacious love life is preserved in the Rosenbach collection

rosenbach Mercedes de Acosta

History

Mr. Potato Head's forgotten friends from the 1960s live in Philly at the Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum potato head

Arts & Culture

Dr. Mira Irons, CEO of College of Physicians of Philadelphia, resigns amid Mütter Museum's ethical review

Mütter CEO resigns

Arts & Culture

Mütter Museum to host town hall to address ethics of displaying human remains

Mutter Museum Town Hall

Arts & Culture

Science History Institute's new exhibit explores history of textile dyes

Science History Institute Bold Exhibit

Arts & Culture

Mütter Museum asks the public to weigh in on ethical battle over displaying human remains

Mutter Museum Gallery

Arts & Culture

Penn Museum to overhaul its Ancient Egyptian and Nubian galleries as part of 5-year renovation project

Penn Museum Renovations

Arts & Culture

National Constitution Center's new First Amendment gallery displays letter George Washington wrote to Quakers

First Amendment Constitution Center

History

Philly abolitionist's descendants donate 184-year-old Bible to Museum of the American Revolution

Forten Family Bible

History

Steam train built in 1838 to relocate from Franklin Institute to Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Locomotive Franklin Institute

History

Battleship New Jersey to be moved on land for maintenance for first time in 32 years

battleship NJ maintenance

Arts & Culture

Philly's newest art museum Calder Gardens could open by late 2024

calder-gardens-art-museum.jpg

Family-Friendly

Children can listen to Revolutionary War stories at Philly libraries this summer

AmRev Library Summer Program

Festivals

SmörgåsBeer returns to FDR Park next weekend with Nordic beers and Swedish lawn games

Smorgasbeer 2023

Entertainment

Drink a beer and watch an outdoor showing of 'Philadelphia' at the Mütter

Mutter films

History

First Bank of the United States to be renovated, reopened as museum

First Bank Museum

Festivals

Barnes Foundation annual block party celebrates 50 years of hip-hop and features plenty of art

Barnes Block Party

Controversies

Moms for Liberty event still set for Museum of the American Revolution despite outcry from staff, historians

Arts & Culture

Furry, feathery 'Skin' exhibit opens at the Academy of Natural Sciences

skin exhibit rhino.jpg

Weekend

Philly Beer Week and a Prince birthday bash: Your weekend guide to things to do

philly beer week.jpg

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