Top Regional Attractions

Philadelphia

Academy of Natural Sciences

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-299-1000.

» READ MORE: www.ansp.org

. Includes Dinosaur Hall, Egyptian mummies, interactive, live animals, educational exhibits for children & more. $10; $8 seniors, students, military, children 3-12; free for children under 3. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4:30 pm; Sat.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

American Philosophical Society Museum

104 S. 5th St.; 215-440-3427.

» READ MORE: www.apsmuseum.org

. Roderick Coover: Outside/Inside - Videotaped segments of Brett Keyser's park expeditions; UNDAUNTED: Five American Explorers, 1760-2006. Closes 12/31. Donations accepted. Fri.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.

American Swedish Historical Museum

1900 Pattison Ave.; 215-389-1776.

» READ MORE: www.americanswedish.org

. Viking Day - Family day of fun & discovery about the Viking Age (A.D. 800-1100). 5/31 1-4 pm. $6; $5 seniors, students & children; free for children under 12. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm, Sat.-Sun. noon-4 pm.

Atwater Kent Museum

15 S. Seventh St.; 215-685-4830.

. A Great Company in a Great City - Lithographs & paintings from the Cigna Corp. (formerly Ins. Co. of N. America). Closes 8/31. $5; $3 seniors & children 13-17; free for children under 12. Wed.-Sun. 1-5 pm.

Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St.; 215-627-5343.

» READ MORE: www.betsyrosshouse.org

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Circa 1740 Georgian-style home of flagmaker. Sat.-Sun. 1 & 2 pm. $3; $2 children under 13. Daily 10 am-5 pm.

*FREE*

Christ Church

20 N. American St.; 215-922-1695, ext. 30.

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Georgian architectural treasure attended by founding fathers. Donations accepted. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm.

Christ Church Burial Ground

5th & Arch Sts.; 215-922-1695, ext. 30.

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Final resting place of Benjamin Franklin & 4 other signers of the Declaration of Independence. Guided tours on the hr., last tour at 3 pm. $2; $1 students; $10 groups up to 25. Mon-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. noon-4 pm.

Civil War & Underground Railroad Museum

1805 Pine St.; 215-735-8196.

» READ MORE: www.cwurmuseum.org

. Features the Abraham Lincoln Collection & more. $5; $4 seniors; $3 students & ages 3-12; free under 3. Thu.-Sat. 11 am-4:30 pm.

Eastern State Penitentiary

2124 Fairmount Ave.; 215-236-3300.

» READ MORE: www.easternstate.org

. Twilight Tours - Expanded hours allow for evening tours. 6/4 5-8 pm. $7.50; $7 students; $6.50 seniors; $4 children over 7. Daily 10 am-5 pm.

*FREE*

Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site

Spring Garden St.; 215-597-8780.

» READ MORE: www.nps.gov/edal

. Home of the noted author from 1843-44. Guided tours available. Wed.-Sun. 9 am-5 pm.

*FREE*

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

100 N. 6th St.; 866-574-3727.

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. Money in Motion - History of banking. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-4:30 pm.

The Franklin Institute

222 N. 20th St.; 215-448-1200.

» READ MORE: www.fi.edu

. Real Pirates - True story of a pirate ship found off Cape Cod in 1984. Features over 200 artifacts & ship replica. Closes 11/2. A Sci-Pass (basic admission) is $13.75 for adults, $11.00 for children & seniors; Sci-Pass plus IMAX is $18.75 for adults/$16.00 for children & seniors. IMAX & other permanent exhibits open daily 9:30 am-5 pm.

Franklin Square

Sixth & Race Sts.; 215-629-4026.

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. Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel. $3; $2 children 3-12; free for children under 2. Philly Mini Golf. $8; $6 children. Thru 9/1: Daily 10 am-9 pm.

Independence Hall

Chestnut St.; 215-597-8974.

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Guided Tour - Explore this historic example of Georgian architecture. Daily 9 am-5 pm.

Independence Living History Center

115 S. Third St.; 215-629-4026.

» READ MORE: www.onceuponanation.org

. Once Upon a Nation - Turmoil & Treason: The Path to Independence - Encounter 18th-century townspeople with strong feelings on both sides of the Declaration debate. $20; $18 seniors, students & military; $15 children 12 & under. 5/31 2 pm. $15; $12 students, seniors & military; $10 children 12 & under. Once Upon a Nation: Tippler's Tour - Guide shares stories of tavern life in Colonial Philadelphia. Thu. 5:30 pm. $30; $25 seniors, military & students.

Independence National Historical Park

6th & Markets Sts.; 215-965-2305.

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. Winifred Lutz: Dock Creek - Grass "river" replicating the old route of Dock Creek. Closes 9/27. Most sites free. Daily 8:30 am-5 pm.

Independence Seaport Museum

211 S. Columbus Blvd.; 215-925-5439.

» READ MORE: www.phillyseaport.org

. Olympia: Launching the American Century - Ongoing exhibit about historical naval life. $9; $8 seniors; $6 children 3-12; free for children under 3; free on Sun. between 10 am-noon. Open daily 10 am-5 pm.

Laurel Hill Mansion

East Fairmount Park; 215-235-1776.

. Georgian-style mansion built in 1767 by Rebecca Rawle. $5 per person. Open 10 am-4 pm weekends thru 6/30.

*FREE*

Liberty Bell Center

501 Market St.; 215-965-2305.

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. Home of the Liberty Bell & exhibits. Daily 9 am-5 pm.

Lights of Liberty Show

6th & Chestnut Sts.; 215-542-3789.

» READ MORE: www.lightsofliberty.org

. Outdoor, nighttime sound & light spectacular with surround sound & images projected on historic. $19.50; $16.50 seniors & students; $13 children 12 & under.

Masonic Temple

One North Broad St.; 215-988-1900.

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. Open for Tours - Built in 1873. Tue.-Fri. 11 am, 2 & 3 pm; Sat. 10 am & 11 am. $8, with individual & group discounts available. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-5 pm; Sat. 10 am-noon.

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

100 E. Northwestern Ave.; 215-247-5777.

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. 92-acre public garden with an ever-changing display of rare & beautiful plants & trees. $10; $8 seniors; $5 youth 3-18; free for children under 3. Daily 10 am-4 pm.

The Mutter Museum

19 S. 22nd St.; 215-563-3737.

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. More than 200 wet & dry specimens, lantern slides, x-rays & more. $12; $8 seniors, students, children 6-17; free for children under 6. Open daily 10 am-5 pm; until 9 pm Fri.

National Constitution Center

525 Arch St.; 215-409-6600.

. 1787 copy on display plus more than 100 interactive exhibits. Sizzling Summer Celebration - Make crafts from different time periods throughout history, play a variety of games & hold historic competitions. 5/30 10 am-3 pm. $12; $11 seniors; $8 children 4-12; free for children under 4 & military. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-5 pm; Sat. 9:30 am-6 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.

National Liberty Museum

321 Chestnut St.; 215-925-2800.

» READ MORE: www.libertymuseum.org

. Juneteenth Celebration - Free activities throughout the month to celebrate democracy & African American history. Closes 6/30. $7; $6 seniors; $5 students; $2 children 5-7; free for children under 5 & for all on Sun. Self guided tours only. Open daily 10 am-5 pm.

*FREE*

National Museum of American Jewish History

55 N. Fifth St.; 215-923-3811.

» READ MORE: www.nmajh.org

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Jewish Peoplehood in the 21st Century & Beyond. Donation suggested: kosher canned/non-perishable items. 5/22 6 pm. Shaping Space, Making Meaning - Visitors assist design team through three interactive experiences. Features design sketches, computer-generated images, video & text. Closes 8/31. Mon.-Thu. 10 am-5 pm; Fri. 10 am-3 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.

The Philadelphia Zoo

3400 W. Girard Ave.; 215-243-1100.

» READ MORE: www.philadelphiazoo.org

. Operation Owl Pellets - Families work together to take apart real sterilized owl pellets & identify animals through bones. Reservations required. $20 per family. 5/31 2:30-3:30 pm. Tiger Cub Birthday Bash - Includes tiger tattoos, keeper talks, make your own tiger cub birthday cards & more. 5/31-6/1 11 am-3 pm. $12.95-$16.95; free for children under 2. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm.

*FREE*

Polish American Cultural Center & Museum

308 Walnut St.; 215-922-1700.

. Features exhibits on Polish history & culture. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm.

Ryerss Museum & Library

7370 Central Ave.; 215-685-0544. Asian art & artifacts as well as generations of family heirlooms & paintings. Donations accepted. Fri.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

3260 South St.; 215-898-4000.

» READ MORE: www.museum.upenn.edu

. Three gallery floors with art & artifacts from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Asia, the Americas, Africa, Polynesia & the ancient Mediterranean world. Surviving: The Body of Evidence - Interactive exhibition explores the process of evolution & its profound impact on humans. Closes 5/3/09. $8; $5 students, seniors; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun. 1-5 pm.

Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 W. Montgomery Ave.; 215-763-6529.

. Donation suggested: $8. Tue.-Fri. 9 am-4 pm.

Woodford Mansion

33rd & Dauphin St., East Fairmount Park; 215-229-6115.

» READ MORE: www.woodfordmansion.org

. Elegant 18th century summer house. Tours $5; $3 seniors. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm. Closed major holidays.

Pennsylvania suburbs

American Helicopter Museum & Learning Center

1220 American Blvd., West Chester; 610-436-9600.

» READ MORE: www.helicoptermuseum.org

. Features over 35 civilian & military helicopters. $7; $6 seniors; $5 students; free under 2. Wed.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

*FREE*

Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site

Route 1, Chadds Ford; 610-459-3342.

. 52 acres of woodlands, meadows, Washington's headquarters, artifacts, weapons, uniforms. House tours: $5; $3.50 seniors; $2.50 children 6-17; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

Fonthill Museum

E. Court St., Doylestown; 215-348-9461.

» READ MORE: www.fonthillmuseum.org

. Hands-On Archaeology - Workshop covering archaeological principles & fieldwork. $55. 5/31 10 am-noon, 1:30-4:30 pm. $9; $8 seniors; $4 ages 5-17; free for ages under 5. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm. Reservations recommended.

*FREE*

Glencairn Museum

1001 Cathedral Rd., Bryn Athyn; 267-502-2993.

» READ MORE: www.glencairnmuseum.org

. Saturday Highlights Tour. Sat. 11 am-1 pm. $7; $6 seniors; $4 students; free for children 5 & under. Sat. 11 am-2:30 pm. Mon.-Fri. by appt. only.

*FREE*

Hopewell Furnace

2 Mark Bird Ln., Elverson; 610-582-8773.

» READ MORE: www.nps.gov/hofu

. Features many miles of blazed trails & historic roadways. Open daily 9 am-5 pm.

Longwood Gardens

Rte. 1, Kennett Square; 610-388-1000.

» READ MORE: www.longwoodgardens.org

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Brandywine Ballet Company. 5/30 7:30 pm. Roger Day - Award-winning children's performer. 5/31 7:30 pm. The Capitol Brass. 6/5 7:30 pm. $16; $14 seniors (ages 62 & over); $6 students (5-22); free for children 4 & under. Open daily 9 am-5 pm.

The Mercer Museum

84 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-345-0210.

» READ MORE: www.mercermuseum.org

. Are We Dressed Yet - Accessories worn by Bucks County residents. Closes 5/31. $8; $7 seniors; $4 children 5-17; free for children under 5. Mon., Wed.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Tue. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.

Pearl S. Buck House

520 Dublin Rd., Perkasie; 215-249-0100.

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. Walk-In Tours available - Great opportunity to become acquainted with the museum. $7; $6 seniors; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. at 11 am, 1 & 2 pm; Sun. at 1 & 2 pm.

Pennsbury Manor

400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville; 215-946-0400.

» READ MORE: www.pennsburymanor.org

. Historic Trades - Watch as Pennsbury Manor's joyner & blacksmith demonstrate their skills. 6/1 1-4 pm. $5; $4.50 seniors; $3 children 6-17; free for children 5 & under. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.

*FREE*

Pennypacker Mills

5 Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville; 610-287-9349. historicsites.montcopa.org. Turn-of-the-century mansion & farm of PA's 25th Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907). Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm.

*FREE*

Pottsgrove Manor

100 W. King St., Pottstown; 610-326-4014.

. Built in 1752 for John Potts. The Ironmaster's Craft - Learn how iron was produced & used by the Potts family. Closes 7/27. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 1-4 pm.

Swedish Cabin

9 Creek Rd., Drexel Hill; 610-237-8064.

» READ MORE: www.swedishcabin.org

. This piece of America's past, located along the banks of Darby Creek, was over 100 years old at the time of the American Revolution. Call for group tours or appointments.

Tyler Arboretum

515 Painter Rd., Media; 610-566-9134.

» READ MORE: www.tylerarboretum.org

. Cocktails Al Fresco - An evening of wine & food in beautiful surroundings. $20. 6/5 6-8 pm. $5; $3 children 3-15; free for children under 3. Daily 8 am-dusk.

*FREE*

Valley Forge National Historical Park

1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia; 610-783-1099.

» READ MORE: www.nps.gov/vafo

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Ranger-Led Walking Tours. Weather permitting. Daily 11:50 am & 1:50 pm. Living History Demonstrations also offered. Daily 6 am-10 pm.

Washington Crossing Historical Park/ Memorial Building Auditorium

1112 River Rd., Washington Crossing; 215-493-4076.

. Tours begin on the hour. $5; $4 seniors; $2 children 6-17. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

Wharton Esherick Museum

1520 Horseshoe Trl., Malvern; 610-644-5822. Guided Tours of the handcrafted home & studio of the "Dean of American Craftsmen." $10; $5 children under 12. Reservations required prior to visit. Mon.-Fri. (groups only) 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm.

*FREE*

Wings of Freedom Museum

1155 Easton Rd., Willow Grove; 215-672-2277.

» READ MORE: www.dvhaa.org

. See some of the world's rarest aircraft among this collection of over 15 restored jets & helicopters. Guided tours available. Wed. 10:30 am-3 pm; Sat.-Sun. 10:30 am-4 pm.

New Jersey

Adventure Aquarium

1 Aquarium Dr., Camden; 866-451-2782.

. Features a number of interactive attractions & more. $17.95; $14.95 children 2-11; free for children under 2. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm.

Battleship New Jersey Museum

62 Battleship Pl., Camden; 866-877-6262.

. Experience what life was like aboard our nation's most decorated battleship.The Holocaust & Genocide: The Betrayal of Humanity - History of the Holocaust & its continuing legacy. Closes 6/15. $15-$19; $10.50-$13 veterans, seniors, ages 6-11; free active military in uniform, ages 5 & under. Daily 9 am-5 pm.

*FREE*

Howell Living History Farm

70 Wooden's La., Lambertville; 609-737-3299.

» READ MORE: www.howellfarm.org

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Spring Hatchery Program. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. noon-4 pm.

New Jersey State Museum

205 W. State Rd., Trenton; 609-292-6464.

. On extended view in Auditorium Galleries: Fossil Mysteries, the CSI of Paleontology. Alcove Gallery exhibit: Trenton - Crucial Crossroads. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-4:45 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm. Donations accepted.

South Jersey Museum of American History

123 E. High St., Glassboro; 856-442-0688. Includes artifacts from the Pre-Columbian through the Colonial era. $4; $3 children. Wed.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 10 am-3pm.

*FREE*

Washington Crossing State Park

355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 609-737-0623. Includes 18th Century Johnson Ferry House. Daily 9 am-4 pm.

Delaware

Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village

866 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover; 302-734-1618.

. Eye to the Sky: Climate & Crops. Closes 10/31. $5; $3 seniors & students; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm.

Delaware Museum of Natural History

4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington; 302-658-9111.

» READ MORE: www.delmnh.org

. Animal Secrets. Closes 9/1. $6; $5 children 3-17; $4 seniors; free for children under 3. Mon.-Sat. 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Sun. noon-4:30 pm.

Hagley Museum & Library

Rte. 100 & Buck Rd., Wilmington; 302-658-2400.

» READ MORE: www.hagley.org

. Features a number of exhibits that chronicle DuPont Company history. $11; $9 seniors, students; $4 ages 6-14; free under 6. Daily 9:30 am-4:30 pm.

Museum of Small Town Life

316 South Governors Ave., Dover; 302-739-4266. Sealed in Glass, Stone & Tin - 19th-20th century Delaware-made will be showcased. Closes 12/31. Donations accepted. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-4:30 pm; Sun. 1:30 pm-4:30 pm.

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

Route 52, Winterthur; 800-448-3883.

» READ MORE: www.winterthur.org

. K is for Kids - Family-friendly exhibition explores intriguing objects in the Winterthur collection. Closes 7/13.. $15; $13 students & seniors; $5 children 2-11; free for children under 2. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.