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Naturepalooza 2019
Sat April 27, 10am-2pm
The Schuylkill Center

Join Kathy and our All-Natural Science Guy Mike Weilbacher as they kick off Naturepalooza 2019 at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education! Celebrate Earth Day with their signature event featuring nature walks, pond explorations, arts and craft activities, fort-building adventures, science challenges, activity tables from dozens of environmental groups, and more. Plus Kathy will offer you a "Naturepalooza passport" for kids to play; they take the list, and check off all the activities listed on the passport-- when they bring it back, they get a prize. Naturepalooza occurs rain or shine and is in partnership with the Philadelphia Science Festival. For more info, schuylkillcenter.org

River Alive!
Independence Seaport Museum
Now Open
Penn's Landing

Philadelphia, PA

Did you know that 15 million people drink water from the Delaware River? That’s 5% of the U.S. population! Dive into all things water as you discover the wonders and challenges of our regional waterways. Want to know how the river connects the wilderness to the city? Play along on the high-tech River Continuum Wall for the answer. For more info, phillyseaport.org

The Philadelphia Science Festival
April 26 - May 4
Various Locations

The Philadelphia Science Festival returns to educate, inspire, and engage the region with the science and technology that surrounds our everyday world. Organized and led by The Franklin Institute, in collaboration with 200 of the region’s premier science, cultural, and educational establishments, the Philadelphia Science Festival offers events for families and adults all across the Delaware Valley. For more info, fi.edu

The Philadelphia
Science Carnival
Saturday May 4
Ben Franklin Parkway @ 20th

The 2019 Philadelphia Science Festival culminates in a super-charged, super-fun celebration of science! This FREE event is unlike any other—with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games, and electrifying entertainment for the entire family. Returning to the newly-renovated Benjamin Franklin Parkway (10am-4pm), this finale event promises to be the ultimate daylong science extravaganza! For more info, fi.edu

Treasure Island
Now through June 9
Arden Theatre 
Philadelphia, PA  

Emily – a young girl with big dreams – transforms her living room into the wild seas, in this retelling of the classic pirate tale. Let your imagination set sail, as Emily joins Long John Silver in a world of buccaneers, buried treasure and swashbuckling adventure! For more info, ardentheatre.org/

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Now through Sept 2
The Franklin Institute

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props. The exhibition debuts during Marvel’s 80th anniversary year, and chronicles the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture, while also uncovering the narratives of individual characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange. For more info, fi.edu/exhibit/marvel-universe-super-heroes

Moona Luna
part of the
Philadelphia Children's Festival
May 2-4
Annenberg Center 

Now in its 34th year, our Philadelphia Children's Festival features an exciting array of professional performances (including Kids Corner favorite Moona Luna!) for the whole family. Plus, enjoy the outdoor PlazaMania with hands-on activities, performers, food trucks and more. The Children's Festival is rain or shine. For more info, annenbergcenter.org/

Philadelphia Chinese
Lantern Festival 
May 1 - June 30
Franklin Square 

In addition to marveling at 29 larger-than-life illuminated lanterns, festival attendees will enjoy authentic cultural stage performances, including acrobats, dancers, and the fan-favorite face changer. Enjoy two 30-minute stage performances nightly as part of your admission! Visitors can drink and dine on Asian cuisine and American favorites and shop for Chinese folk artists’ crafts created on site…all inside the festival grounds. For more info, historicphiladelphia.org

Day Out with Thomas
June 22-30
Strasburg Rail Road
Ronks PA

America’s favorite little blue engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, is chugging into Strasburg Rail Road for an event of larger-than-life proportions! This family-favorite event features a ride with Thomas, offers the opportunity to ride with Percy (June and September only), and is packed with extra Thomas-related activities included with your Day Out With Thomas™ ticket. For more, visit strasburgrailroad.com