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The American Chinese Museum

7345-7347 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111

The American Chinese Museum promotes America’s diverse cultural heritage by collecting, preserving, and sharing American Chinese history, culture and art, serve as a center for research and learning, and inspire and connect audiences with American Chinese experiences, with a goal to promote mutual understanding, mutual respect and mutual learning, between people of all backgrounds.

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The Galleries at Moore

1916 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

As a gateway between the College and the city of Philadelphia, The Galleries are a catalyst for creative exploration, experimentation and scholarship and function as a gathering place to meet, reflect, learn, challenge, and create—our commitment to academic, artistic, and curatorial freedoms is evidenced through our inclusive and innovative exhibitions and events, all of which are free and open to the public.

What to see during CollegeFest: Visit Rochelle Levy: By the Sea, an exhibition that explores the prolific work of alum Rochelle F. Levy ’79. Known for her depictions of equestrian tableaus, peaceful seaside moments, and beaches populated with an ever-changing ensemble cast of characters, Levy has been painting picturesque scenes from her life and travels for more than fifty years.

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Woodford Mansion

3400 West Dauphin Street, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19132

Woodford is owned by the City of Philadelphia and operated by the Naomi Wood Trust as a historic house museum. The house displays the collection of 18th and early 19th century colonial American decorative and fine arts founded by Naomi Wood, a Philadelphia-born collector.

Woodford is open to the public year round. Expert guides offer tours Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens (65+) and students with a valid id and youths (13-17). Free for children 12 and under.

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Meet the Phillie Phanatic and Enjoy Giveaways + Free Food at Citizens!

1835 Market Street (Center City) and 248 Market Street (Old City)

PHILLY IS MADE READY

Philly is no longer just home to the Rocky steps, hoagies and water ice. It’s also the home of your favorite Citizens branches. Stop by either our Old City or Market Street branch locations on Saturday, September 10, from 9am-12pm for breakfast treats, giveaways, and a chance at a pair of tickets to see our favorite baseball team (hint hint) at their September 20th game!

In addition to breakfast and giveaways at both locations, there will also be exclusive opportunities at each location:

 

Stop by our Old City Citizens branch to grab free tickets to Franklin Square’s one-of-a-kind Philly Mini Golf and Parx Liberty Carousel while supplies last! Map it here.

 

 

Stop by our Market Street Citizens branch to snap a pic with our special guest, the Phillie Phanatic, from 10:30-11:30am! Map it here.

              

 

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Museum of Illusions

401 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Museum of Illusions Philadelphia is like no place you’ve been before. We are a one-of-a-kind edutainment destination where you can immerse yourself in the wonderful world of illusions! Guests will enjoy more than 60 visual and educational exhibits featuring holograms, stereograms, optical illusions, and immersive rooms that are designed to tease the senses and trick the mind.

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Philly Creators Pop-Up Show at the Rocky Steps!

Philly Creators is a community of music artists pushing the new sound of Philadelphia as a forefront for new content, music and entertainment! Come check them out during CollegeFest for a LIVE pop-up performance out front of the Rocky Steps from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring live performances from local artists and DJs bringing fun energy and exciting events!

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Science History Institute

315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA, 19106

Science is all around us. It’s not just found in the laboratory. It’s in the water we drink, the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, and the earth beneath our feet.

At our museum, you can explore the amazing successes, astonishing failures, and strange surprises behind the science that shapes our world.

Be sure to check out Downstream, our award-winning exhibition exploring more than 200 years of water analysis and protection in the United States; Water Pics, our latest outdoor exhibition; and our newly refreshed permanent galleries featuring new objects and hidden or obscured science histories.

 

Photo credit: @scihistoryorg on Instagram

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OverTime Public Art Tour

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Monument Lab’s OverTime is a public art and technology platform designed to allow users to dig deeper into the living history of a city. Through a free downloadable augmented reality app, OverTime offers educational, self-guided tours of a public space by unearthing the multiple layers of history, meaning, and interpretation of that site through a personal smart device. Led by a virtual tour guide, the app opens an imagined outdoor art and history museum, so that users can access histories of an important street or intersection; explore stories and memories; and visualize new ways to access and share their own perspectives and knowledge of that site.

Head to the Art Museum steps for a virtual tour hosted by renowned poet Ursula Rucker!

 

OverTime is a collaboration with Dream Syndicate and the Center for Public Art & Space at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design.

The first prototype tour will be released for public use at the iconic Art Museum steps hosted by renowned poet Ursula RuckerOverTime illuminates stories through a living timeline, city sightlines, and a “new art history” of the Rocky statue. Each stop of the tour is guided by an open research question: What has happened here? What can you see from here? What does this statue mean to you? Through the app, Monument Lab will gather visitors’ observations and make those reflections accessible through its website. Built with Philadelphia-based technologists Dream Syndicate, OverTime optimizes socially-distanced outdoor engagement by offering the option to engage on site at the steps, or off-site for accessibility and public health purposes.

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Schuylkill River Trail & Boardwalk

2501 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Schuylkill Banks is the tidal Schuylkill River’s trail and greenway, and the perfect spot to bike (with your own, or using Philly’s bike share system, Indego!), walk, run, rollerblade, and explore. With plenty of trail space for your activity of choice, and plenty of grassy areas for relaxing, this spot is a must-visit all year round!

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Indego: Philly Bike Share

View station map at rideindego.com/stations/

Throughout CollegeFest weekend, September 11 and 12, any college student with valid CollegeFest registration can get a $5 Indego30 pass (that’s an entire month of rides!) for Philadelphia’s bike share system, Indego! Visit ALL the museums for free and bike around the city using Indego.

Here’s how to claim your $5 Indego30 monthly pass (valid only 9/11 and 9/12):

  1. Go to rideindego.com/passes
  2. Sign up for an Indego30 monthly pass
  3. Enter promo code INDEWKND (promo will be active 9/11 – 9/12)
With Indego30, riders will get an unlimited number of 60-minute rides for 30 days! Please note, there will be extra fees incurred for rides longer than 60-minutes and rides taken on Indego Electric.

The Indego30 pass is usually $17 for the month, so this CollegeFest promo is a fantastic deal!

Sign up for CollegeFest today for updates!

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