Independence Seaport Museum
The Independence Seaport Museum is the region’s primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials documenting the diverse maritime history of the Greater Delaware Valley, and the history of the Port of Philadelphia and the other major urban ports of the Delaware River. The museum is an anchor attraction on Penn’s Landing, attracting visitors to experience both Philadelphia’s heritage and current waterfront. The Museum educates area youth groups through interactive programs in its boat shop, presents changing exhibits in its galleries and hosts visiting ships and events year-round.Visit Website
New Jersey Adventure Aquarium
Ranked one of the best aquariums in the United States by Travel Channel. Adventure Aquarium continues to offer new opportunities for families to explore, discover and play. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you can count on new hands-on activities, new animals and exhibits and new moments of magic.Visit Website
KidZone @ Adventure Aquarium
Check out KidZone, an enchanting playground “under the sea,” and experience seven different touch exhibits to get up close and personal with sharks, stingrays and more. Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world where you can see hippos nose-to-nose, and the only aquarium in the country to feature a Great Hammerhead Shark – among the largest and rarest of sharks! Add a 40-foot suspended Shark Tunnel, a 4D Theater with free live shows and up-close animal experiences, it’s clear to see that Adventure Aquarium will deliver family memories that will last a lifetime.Visit Website
Battleship New Jersey
America’s most decorated Battleship is now the area’s most exciting museum, open for tours, events and overnight encampments. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a whole new way. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in the chair from which Admiral Halsey commanded the fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded.
From the moment you step across the ship’s brow you will understand that this is a museum where visitors take an active role. From strolling across forecastle to climbing the original ladders up to the bridge, and beyond, each step in your journey brings you closer to understanding what life was like for a sailor on the Battleship New Jersey.Visit Website
Historic Philadelphia isn’t just a place. It’s an organization – dedicated to making our nation’s history relevant and real through interpretation, interaction and education, strengthening Greater Philadelphia’s role as the destination to experience American history. Historic Philadelphia, Inc. maintains the following organizations: Once Upon a Nation, The Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, and Lights of Liberty.Visit Website
Spruce Street Harbor ParkPresented by Univest/Valley Green Bank
Spruce Street Harbor Park Presented by Univest/Valley Green Bank has been heralded as one of Philadelphia’s best summer attractions and nationally as a game-changer for the city. The park is free and open to the public seven days a week with something for everyone: remote-controlled sail boats, food from Garces Group, Federal Donuts, and Franklin Fountain, programming, water fountains, an immersive light display, boardwalk complete with arcades and concessions, and best of all, landscaped floating barges that allow visitors to connect with the waterfront.Visit Website
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
Blue Cross RIverRink Summerfest is Philadelphia’s only outdoor roller skating rink with magnificent views of the river and the Ben Franklin Bridge. In addition to a beautiful rink complete with a shaded pergola, the area contains two air conditioned lodges with arcades, comfortable rest areas, and food and drinks by Garces Group and Shane Confectionery. It will be the perfect spot to relax and take in the splendor of the Tall Ships.Visit Website
Come ride the Ferris Wheel in Camden for only $8!
Delaware Valley LEGO Users Group
DelVaLUG, the Delaware Valley LEGO Users Group, consists of Adult Fans of LEGO® (AFOLs) dedicated to the infinite imaginative possibilities of the iconic interlocking plastic building brick.
As a LUG, we enjoy and promote the LEGO hobby through monthly club meetings and at public events. At meetings we share ideas, individual creations (“MOCs”) and plans, welcoming persons interested in every aspect and theme of LEGO building, from trains to robotics to digital design. We contribute to huge collaborative displays at some of the many LEGO-themed conventions around the country, both independent and sponsored by The LEGO Company, and have assisted in the grand opening celebrations of The LEGO Store locations at the King of Prussia (PA) and Christiana (DE) malls.Visit Website