May 31st - June 3rd Celebrate Nanny Appreciation Week at NEST
This event is dedicated to celebrating all the wonderful things that nannies do! The weeklong event is FREE for all members and is included with the purchase of a day pass! Appreciating your nannies for all they do is very important and this event is a great way to celebrate their hard work!
June 25th Animatronic Dinosaurs Invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
June 25th, life-size animatronic dinosaurs invade the Academy for a multi-sensory experience for the whole family. State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws, and horns, real specimens of mosasaur and spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor egg, and the ever-popular coprolite. This exhibit, back by popular demand will include brand-new interactive displays, such as a multi-touch table and a scale that tells you how you measure up to different dinosaurs.
Sister Cities Park Programming Begins for the Summer
Many great programs are on tap at Sister Cities Park this summer and into the fall. Stop by the park at 18th Street & the Ben Franklin Parkway for one or more of the many programs we have lined up, including Story Art, Children & Nature, Art in the Park, Nature in the Park and Pairings on the Parkway.
Take a Tour of the World's Largest Outdoor Art Gallery
The City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program offers tours year-round. See the world’s largest collection of outdoor public art during an official Mural Arts Program tour. Public tour options include walking, trolley, train and even segway. Tours include details about the murals, the artistic process, the artists, and the history of the diverse communities that serve as the backdrop for this unique art form.
The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute Now through September 5th
Experience a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their unforgettable characters with The Science Behind Pixar.
Sister Cities Park
Sister Cities Park, at 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has something for everyone. Families can explore the Children's Discovery Garden, rent and sail boats in the boat pond, grab a bite to eat at Milk & Honey Cafe or just sit and relax at Sister Cities Fountain and enjoy the picturesque views.
K-8 Public Elementary Schools Map
Center City's public elementary schools present a variety of options for families. According to School District policy, parents living within a particular public elementary school's boundaries can send their children to their neighborhood school by applying at any time.
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