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Philadelphia From a Distance: Virtual Attraction Tour
April 28, 2020 By CityPASS
In the City of Brotherly Love, there's so much to see and do at the attractions we love, even while they're closed. Take a virtual tour of our favorite places and cute animal faces. Stay connected and entertained while you stay home.
Adventure Aquarium is providing fun and educational activities to inspire learning and exploration of life underwater. Find worksheets, games and behind the scenes videos, like axolotl feedings, a coral Q&A and penguin storytime. Check in often on the activities page for the latest fun for your family.
Stay connected and feed your curiosity with Franklin@Home, the all-new digital science offerings from The Franklin Institute. Take a virtual tour of the Giant Heart, explore NightSkies@Home, and get your daily dose of live science, experiments and recipes—because science never stops.
The Philadelphia Zoo is your virtual gateway to wildlife discovery. They continue to inspire action on behalf of wildlife and their habitats. Join in by watching videos, completing activities, and connecting with zoo experts. Check out Philadelphia Zoo's full library of Philly Zoo at 2 Facebook Live videos.
While service for Big Bus Tours Philadelphia is temporarily suspended, stay up to date on social media for the latest news and alerts.
One Liberty Observation deck offers sweeping views of Philadelphia. You can follow along on social media to see breathtaking shots of the city. While they are temporarily closed, they want to see your socially distant view; share your home view and see views from around the world with the hashtag #MyViralView.
The conversation about the legacy of American criminal justice reform continues virtually on the Eastern State Penitentiary connect and learn page. View the schedule and tune in on social media for programming.
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Eastern State's most unique prisoner was Pep the Dog, admitted in 1924. He allegedly killed the beloved cat of PA Governor Gifford Pinchot, leading to Pep's life sentence. But some argue he was actually donated by the governor to boost morale among prisoners and staff. What's YOUR take on Pep?
Please Touch Museum engages children and adults in discovering the world around them through a variety of educational opportunities. Discover the learning behind play on the museum's learn page.
Take a virtual behind-the-scenes field trip of the Museum of the American Revolution with host Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series of children's historical fiction novels. Meet Museum staff, see real artifacts and documents, view George Washington's real tent, hear stories of people who lived through the American Revolution, and download lesson plans.
Battleship New Jersey is America's most decorated ship and now sits as a museum and memorial. When you tour the Battleship, you become immersed in its history. While temporarily closed, watch a video of the battleship in its glory days.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has a ton of online resources. Find family science experiments, backyard birding, and activities to try with kids on the Science from Home page. Explore online exhibits to delve deeper into the Academy's collections or get lost in a science rabbit hole with the Academy Blog.
Learn about the text, history, and meaning of the U.S. Constitution from leading scholars of diverse legal and philosophical perspectives with an interactive constitution. The nonpartisan tool has allowed learners of all ages to engage with the text and discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of the constitutional debates at the center of American life. You can also find videos and podcasts, remote learning resources and virtual town halls online.
You can get a dose of the Barnes Foundation from home by exploring the online collections or with online classes. Get your daily serving of art in a new YouTube series. In short videos, Barnes curators, scholars, and educators present off-the-cuff musings about some of their favorite works in the collection.