Frankenstein, vampires, and werewolves are part of the lore of Halloween, but where did these horror tropes originate? Vampire and werewolf legends actually have origins in historical fact, and there once were real Victor Frankensteins seeking to animate the dead and actual grave robbers terrifying the public. Living-history performers Dean Howarth and Rachel O’Connell will explore the...

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Trick-or-treat and parade in a costume at the dinosaur museum during the daytime on Halloween. At the exhibits Outside In, Butterflies!, Xtreme Bugs and The Big Dig, visitors will receive a treat to take home and see special Halloween-themed specimens from the collections. Enjoy story time with Marty the Moose at 11 a.m., then join in a costume parade in Dinosaur Hall directly afterward....

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Destination Dogs Halloween Party

Oct 31, 2018 - Nov 1, 2018

Grab your gang and head to Destination Dogs this Halloween to eat, drink, and be scary! Destination Dogs Philadelphia is hosting our annual Halloween Party. The fun starts at 10pm on Wednesday, October 31, and will feature a DJ and entertainment, costume contest, and scary movies. Bring your appetite and enjoy handmade halloweiners and spooky cocktails! The event is free to attend and you do...

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Harvest Fest

Nov 1, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018

We are thrilled to bring a Harvest Festival to our community this year! Each day will feature different activities: Thursday, November 1st: Night Market kick-off event at Riverworks | 6-10pm Friday, November 2nd: Movie in the Park at Reeves Park | 7pm Saturday, November 3rd: Harvest Breakfast at the Colonial Theatre, Fun Run along the Schuylkill River, Kids Crafts in Andre Thornton...

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Join award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter for a thrilling journey into the world of big cats. From trekking high in India’s Himalaya in search of rare snow leopards and stalking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles to chronicling the nocturnal activities of the “American lion” or cougar, this determined explorer ventures far and wide to come...

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Please join Chester County Council Boy Scouts of America for the ground breaking ceremony of the future The Program Activity & Resource Campus. PARC will both replace the current outdated service center as well as provide an abundance of programs and resources to complement those offered at the Council's camps. PARC’s setting is...

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CraftNOW Create

Nov 2, 2018

On Saturday, November 3rd, craft steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia with CraftNOW Create, a hands-on exploration of craft at the Kimmel Center. All activities are FREE and family friendly. Stop by and join in at any time!   Presented in partnership with the The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Made possible with funding from Blick Art Materials with...

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  Each year, CraftNOW hosts a free symposium to provide a platform for critical discourse in contemporary craft. This year's day of talks and moderated discussions surrounds the theme Making a Difference and is generously hosted by The University of the Arts and sponsored by American Craft Council, Freeman's and Rago Auction. Presentations focus on the use of craft and making...

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  WHAT: The 42nd annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show features 195 craft artists from across the United States showcasing their designs for the public. This year special guest artists from Germany will also be featured in the show. A preview party featuring a gala cocktail buffet will offer a first look at the works of the contemporary craft by artists featured in this...

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