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Konstmuseum
“Imagine listening to music, doing yoga, or enjoying storytime in a world class museum! Locals and tourists alike enjoy Friday evenings at the Art Museum. Check the schedule. It changes weekly!”
449 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Marknad
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“Sightseeing but really for the "foodies" - you can find almost anything here and stuff you've never thought you needed. ”
307 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Historisk plats
“Visit the most historic place in US: Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed at Independence Hall. ”
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Torg
“One of Philadelphia's landmark parks. In the heart of downtown. Beautiful amongst the tall buildings. ”
213 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Science Museum
“MISSION & HISTORY Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake. The Franklin Institute's Mission In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology. About The Franklin Institute As the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a top-five tourist destination in the City of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is one of the leading science centers in the country, and serves as both a prominent educational and cultural resource, and as an anchor of the local economy. Science and technology have the potential to solve some of the most critical issues of our time, to improve our lives, and to inspire our curiosity about the world around us. Every day The Franklin Institute provides resources that help people to connect with science and technology in creative ways that resonate with learners of all ages and backgrounds. The Institute directly reaches more than 1 million people each year with informal learning experiences that engage students, adults, and families. Though its historic museum is a central learning space, the Institute has evolved to provide people with educational resources in their own neighborhoods through hands-on activities in classrooms, workshops in libraries, community centers, and other settings, and through ways to interact online. Since 1824, The Franklin Institute has pursued its commitment to making these resources available to as many people as possible throughout the mid-Atlantic region. History On February 5, 1824, Samuel Vaughan Merrick and William H. Keating founded The Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts. Within three years of its founding, that promotion took place through public lectures, a high school, a library, public exhibitions, and a research journal, and many of these endeavors remain core activities to this day. Since then The Franklin Institute has played a central, yet constantly evolving, role in meeting the educational needs of America in the fields of science and technology. For the organization's first century, the Institute offered classes in mechanics, drafting, and engineering, and promoted science and invention. In 1930, despite the Great Depression, The Franklin Institute and the Poor Richard Club began to seek funds to build a new science museum and memorial hall. In just twelve days, the community contributed $5.1 million, and in 1932, the cornerstone of the new Franklin Institute was laid at 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Franklin Institute science museum opened to the public on January 1, 1934, titling itself a "Wonderland of Science," and was one of the first museums in the nation to offer a hands-on approach to learning about the physical world. Three major capital campaigns (1990, 2003, and 2012) enabled physical and programmatic expansion resulting in the existing facility, which contains more than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space, two auditoriums, and the Tuttleman IMAX Theater. The Institute also operates the Fels Planetarium, the second oldest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. The Institute is home to the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, which was fully restored in 2010 and which is open free to the public. It is one of just a handful of national memorials in the custody of a private institution. In June 2014 the Institute opened a new wing: the 53,000-square-foot Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion houses a STEM education and conference center, a climate-controlled traveling exhibition gallery, and the new permanent exhibit Your Brain, in which visitors can explore neuroscience and their own senses. The new building is LEED-Silver certified thanks to its many energy-saving and “green” features, and has received an award from the American Institute of Architects. Today, the Institute offers 12 world-class permanent exhibits that provide hands-on learning experiences that introduce and reinforce key science concepts in creative and engaging ways. The Institute also hosts renowned traveling exhibits that draw local, national, and international visitors to the museum, such as King Tut, the most visited museum exhibit in the world in 2007, and Body Worlds in 2010. As an American Association of Museums-accredited organization, the Institute holds curatorial collections—particularly those related to Benjamin Franklin and the Wright Brothers—that are considered national treasures. At nearly 200 years old, The Franklin Institute Awards program is America's oldest and most prestigious recognition of achievement in science, technology, and industry. The Institute’s annual presentation of the Benjamin Franklin Medals in seven fields of science and engineering, the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, and the Bower Award for Business Leadership provides public recognition and encouragement of excellence in science and technologyand celebrates the legacy of our namesake, Benjamin Franklin.The list of Franklin Institute laureates reads like a "Who's Who" in the history of science and technology, virtually charting their advancement through the past two centuries—from the development of the typewriter to the dawn of quantum computing. The honor roll of more than 2,000 Franklin Institute Awards laureates includes Nikola Tesla, Marie and Pierre Curie, Rudolf Diesel, Orville Wright, Thomas Edison, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Frank Lloyd Wright, Stephen Hawking, Gordon Moore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Blackburn, Steven Squyres, Bill Gates, and Frances Arnold—to name but a few.To date, 120 Franklin Institute laureates also have been honored with Nobel Prizes. The Institute’s programmatic offerings serve a range of audiences, with a focus on underserved youth, in Philadelphia and beyond. Partnerships with cultural organizations and corporations support unique collaborative outreach initiatives and events, including youth programs that build leadership skills, provide mentorship opportunities and open paths to formal education and careers in science and technology. Gender and family learning programs engage families in science enrichment experiences to increase interest and knowledge in STEM subjects. Community-based programs encourage diverse audiences to explore the value of science education and literacy. The Franklin Institute’s wealth of educator resources and workshops enables teachers to bring the spark for hands-on science interaction into their daily lessons, and helps them to align classroom education with nationally mandated standards. The Franklin Institute presents public lectures, academic symposia, and opportunities for discussion of current science events as they unfold throughout the year to create an informal and educated dialogue about the most important science issues facing the public. From heart health to neuroscience awareness to immunology, the Institute addresses themes currently impacting residents of Greater Philadelphia and beyond. As founding organizer of the Philadelphia Science Festival since 2011, The Franklin Institute helped its 210 partners to reach more than 90,000 people in neighborhoods across the city with hands-on workshops and demonstrations in its eighth year in 2019. The Institute is currently a lead or partner in more than a dozen federal grant-funded programs through agencies including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and NASA.”
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Konstmuseum
“The Barnes’ permanent collection, featuring 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes and 59 Matisses, along with works by Manet, Degas, Seurat, Prendergrast, Titian and Picasso — one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings and African sculpture.”
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Historisk plats
“Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It first opened in 1753. It is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”
195 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
History Museum
“One of the most famous prisons in the world, with a list of former inmates that includes bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and legendary gangster Al Capone. Tours offer a glimpse of life inside the prison’s historic cell blocks.”
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Zoo
“The first zoo in the United States (1859). The beautiful zoo is set on a 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walks that is home to more than 1300 animals.”
77 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Smörgåsställe
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“The self-proclaimed "inventor of cheesesteak" offers classic versions of Philly's favorite sandwich.”
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Skulpturträdgård
“The Magic Gardens spans three city lots, and includes indoor galleries and a large outdoor labyrinth. It is a giant piece of art you can walk through and explore nooks & crannies. It is whimsical & facinating. To date, it is the largest work created by mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar. They host fun events, DIY art nights, live music & BYOB. Check the website calender for more information. ”
143 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Ölträdgård
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“German beer hall, lots of fun for groups. The Bavarian pretzel is good and the beers are even better.”
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College History Building
“this is a very unique place .. America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to Einstein's brain”
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Park
“Grab a beer and a sandwich and swing on a hammock along the Delaware River! Awesome views of the Ben Franklin Bridge!”
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Smörgåsställe
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“Local Fave. So it’s a friendly competition between Pat’s steaks. Their stores literally face each other. So you have to buy a steak from each place and weigh in on this debate. Whose is the best ”
108 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Hardware Store
“This neighborhood hosts The Eastern State Penn (ESP)--a historical site to behold. Nearby restaurants for drinks, food, and ice cream combine with relatively easier parking to make this neighbor fun... save for October when ESP hosts the scariest haunted house in the region!”
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