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Acclaimed art exhibition created entirely from LEGO®
Opens February 7View More
An art exhibition unlike any you’ve ever seen is coming to Philadelphia. Beginning in February 2015, the Franklin Institute will host the world’s largest exhibition of LEGO® art during The Art of the Brick.
Comprehensive exhibition of influential painter and friend to Dr. Barnes
Open through February 16View More
The Barnes Foundation is hosting the first comprehensive survey of painter William Glackens in nearly half a century. William Glackens, brings together more than 90 works from public and private collections throughout the U.S., including paintings and works on paper never before shown in public.
A striking and rare look at the anatomy of the animal kingdom
Open through April 12View More
Get a literal look inside the animal kingdom as Body Worlds returns to the Franklin Institute. Housed in the new Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out features a rare and unprecedented view of the anatomy of nature with more than 100 specimens including sharks, goats, ostriches, a giraffe and even a giant squid.
Celebration of compelling works from innovative African American artists
Open through April 5View More
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is highlighting its exceptional collection of works by renowned African American artists during Represent: 200 Years of African American Art.
Celebrate the holidays with your favorite Sesame Street friends
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and rides.View More
Feel the magic of the holiday season at Adventure Aquarium in Camden
November 28 – January 1View More
Enjoy the magic of the holiday season during Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration. Get into the yuletide spirit with Scuba Santa and his elves, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — and, of course, plenty of sharks, fish and sea turtles.
Massive works inspired by Malcolm X from Philadelphia-born artist
Discover more than 40 works from Philadelphia-born artist Barbara Chase-Riboud on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.View More
Seasonal park on the Delaware River Waterfront
Open through March 1View More
The Delaware River Waterfront is getting into the winter spirit with the opening of the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Building off the success of the summer’s Spruce Street Harbor Park, the revamped seasonal attraction features ice skating, food and drink, shopping and family-fun on the waterfront.
More than 120 restaurants offering three-course meals from $20-35
January 18-23, 25-30View More
Center City District Restaurant Week returns this winter with delicious, budget conscious meals at more than 120 restaurants from $20-35.
Celebrating America’s pastime at the National Museum of American Jewish History
Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American at the National Museum of American Jewish History is the first large-scale exhibition to weave together the history of baseball with the story of immigration and integration into American life.View More
Celebrate the holiday season at Peddler’s Village
November 27 – December 28View More
Visit Peddler’s Village in beautiful Bucks County to celebrate the holidays! With more than 70 specialty shops — perfect for your holiday shopping — and eight restaurants, you will love the Village’s charm and beautiful, festive decorations.
Illuminating Rittenhouse Square for the holidays
December 1View More
Over 5,000 holiday lights and Philadelphia’s largest Christmas Tree turn Rittenhouse Square one of Center City’s most festive public spaces for the holidays.
Come face-to-face with full-size, moving dinosaurs
Dinosaurs Unearthed brings a stampede of life-size, roaring, moving, animatronic dinosaurs to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for an incredible family-friendly experience.View More
Eat and explore East Passyunk’s fantastic dining scene
Now in its second year, East Passyunk Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to explore the fantastic dining scene one of Philadelphia’s most popular neighborhoods.View More
Head indoors to see the Mummers strut at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
January 1View More
A spectacular Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day tradition heads indoors during the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Monthly open house for galleries in Philadelphia
Want proof of Philadelphia’s happening art scene? On the first Friday evening of every month the streets fill with art lovers of all kinds who wander among the neighborhood’s 40-plus galleries, most of them open from 5 until 9 p.m.View More
A Philadelphia-centric market offering vintage and antique wares
November 15 – December 20View More
The Philadelphia-centric Franklin Flea market supplies Philadelphia shoppers with its curated selection of vintage and antique wares throughout the year.
Brilliant bright display inspired by the imagination of Benjamin Franklin
Open through December 31View More
Winter nights are joyfully brighter this holiday season with Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle, a free holiday nighttime light show that’s bigger and brighter than ever in 2014.
Dazzling lights highlight this incredible holiday celebration
Open through January 11View More
No holiday is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens, where more than 500,000 twinkling lights and spectacular fountain shows compose a brilliant wonderland your family is sure to love.
Challenging preconceptions of Native American culture at the Penn Museum
Discover a living tapestry of nations with distinct stories, identities, and contemporary leaders at the Penn Museum’s newest exhibit Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now.View More
Ring in the New Year with two fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront
December 31 – January 1View More
Philadelphia will ring in 2015 not once but two times during the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront.
Interactive exhibition exploring the ancient volcanic disaster
Experience the fateful day of an ancient Roman City during One Day in Pompeii, the latest exhibition at the Franklin Institute.View More
Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts first major retrospective of the American photographer in nearly five decades
Through January 4View More
Discover the powerful works of American photographer and filmmaker Paul Strand (1890-1976) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the first major retrospective of his work in nearly 50 years.
Philadelphia holiday tradition with Pennsylvania Ballet
Through December 31View More
Celebrate the 46th year of one of Philadelphia’s favorite holiday traditions during as the Pennsylvania Ballet presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Academy of Music.
It’s bumper to bumper at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
January 31-February 8View More
Catch a glimpse of the automotive industry’s latest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show.
Home improvement haven
January 17-19, 23-25View More
Fall in love with your home again at the annual Philadelphia Home Show, the region’s premier building, design and landscaping event, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the country
November 27View More
Now in its 95th year, the 1.4-mile 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country and a true Philadelphia tradition.
A complex chapter in American history examined at the National Constitution Center
Take a look at the lives of six slave families who were among hundreds of slaves that lived and worked for one of our country’s Founding Fathers during Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello, a powerful exhibition at the National Constitution Center.View More
The world’s largest indoor flower show
February 28-March 8View More
The annual PHS Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show.
Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia
November 27 – December 28View More
Philadelphia will once again transform into European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village at Love Park.