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Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
Apr 29, 2013 - One of the biggest fairs and festivals in Philadelphia that usually is rolled out during the early days of spring or right smack in the middle of spring time is the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. As the name suggests, the festival celebrates everything that has anything to do with arts and the creative world. What makes this festival unique is that it is a month-long festival which gives fans and participants a whole month of celebration and for tourists, you will have loads of time to do your planning so that you don’t miss your favorite activity.
This year, the festival was held from late March 2013 till April 27th and the theme was ‘If you had a time machine’ and we found people thronging to the festival in earnest enthusiasm. As expected, there were promotional events, shows, entertainment, sale and also lectures relating to dance, music, theater, acting, art and it is also a great time to find your art school of choice as the schools often come up with attractive offers and packages during this time.
This year, the festival takes people from all walks of life on a journey of exploration (in a fun way) which features collaborative work between talented individuals. They explore anything from the Big Bang to puppet shows, so, the theme is wide which also means that the festival is suitable for just about anyone.
At the center of the festival, is THE Time Machine designed to take guests and visitors through an interactive learning experience. Visitors who went on the time machine said that the experience was realistic and special because the ‘machine’ reacted and interacted’ with the visitors. It sort of takes visitors through the different eras and times whereby the past is revisited and the future is explored.
Needless to say, a time like this usually would mean great opportunities to find local cuisine and drinks too as there are many stalls that are manned by friendly people located at the sprawling venue. This is also the perfect time to embark on a mouth-watering culinary adventure with some of the most famous Philly chefs who are known for their state-of-the-art creative kitchen work of arts, and this year, visitors had the privilege of tasting the wonderful cuisine designed by well-known Iron Chef, Jose Garces. From 11am till late 11pm, there are pre-show and post-show food and drinks available for guests.
On the upper tier, an open bar serves as a place for visitors to sit down, mingle around and discuss the exhibits. The festival is an amazing opportunity for international professionals to come together to form forums and discussions too.
Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia)
22, 2013 - Just from looking at the motto and
the reason for the Academy of Natural Sciences alone is
encouraging and inspiring. Their motto is to ensure that
there are classes for students of all races, religions,
regardless of their social background in hope of
preparing them for the future and not to just be good
but good for something. Yes, this is precisely the kind
of academy we need not just in Philadelphia but
everywhere else around the world.
The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was
founded way back in 1812 for the encouragement and
cultivation of the sciences and to enhance the learning
process for people from all walks of life. The
affiliation between the academy and Drexel University, a
popular university in Philadelphia, was formed only
recently in 2011. The affiliation aims at combining the
strengths of both organizations to make these unique
education more available to even more people! Only
recently, there were many favorable reports about the
formation of a unique, groundbreaking department in the
university called the Biodiversity, Earth and
Environmental Sciences which draws on the many
discoveries, exploration, findings, and evolution of
some of the most amazing information about earth
The academy also offer unique programs for adults and
families alike and the organizers usually spend some
time putting together events during festivals all year
Due to extensive research and work constantly being
done, the academy decided to open up its collections to
the public in 1828 and everything just took off from
there. It was so popular back then (even now, it is a
major tourist attraction) that they decided to keep and
maintain the public exhibits. The academy was the first
to put on display the world’s first dinosaur skeleton,
Hadrosaurus. Many couldn’t believe that the exhibit was
possible and thronged to the academy. Back then, the
academy wasn’t prepared for that kind of crowd and were
kind of ill-prepared for the kind of crowd. The academy
then relocated to a much larger location in 1876.
As mentioned, the academy regularly organizes outreach
programs and field trips for young kids and school-going
children of all ages. The academy also likes to pay
special attention to younger pre-K students with their
Discovery Lessons and ‘Academy On The Go’ educational
outreach programs. Together with the School District of
Philadelphia, the Academy of Natural Sciences boldly
launched WINS, Women in Natural Sciences.
Admission to the museum and access to the aforementioned
exhibits are completely free of charge. For those who
are interested in finding out more about the work the
academy is doing can find loads of information and link
Philadelphia History Museum
Jan 7, 2013 - This amazingly well-maintained museum has been a part of and is sometimes considered the heart of Philadelphia's rich history since the builders beat difficulties and challenges to get it up in 1826. Around the corner would be the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. A visit to Philadelphia is always one that takes you to the core of the American culture and independence. So, you bring your rented charter bus to Philadelphia to basically understand what it took to brought America to what it is today. Makes for an interesting and very informative charter bus tour too.
The building was first bought by the well-meaning and wealthy inventor of earlier-versions radio, a man known as A. Atwater Kent from the Franklin Institute and handed the rights of the property to the city in hope of having a museum dedicated to the intricate history of Philadelphia...such was his love for this wonderful, friendly city. The man commissioned to design and build the building was the former architect for the Eastern State Penitentiary, John Haviland.
So, while you are here, take a slow and languid look around the Philadelphia History Museum's gorgeous galleries whereby hundreds and thousands of objects are on display. Make no mistake about it because these displays holds more than ten thousand pieces of history of the country, including the wampum belt that Lenni Lenape Indians gave to William Penn all the way back in 1682.
If the kids are not impressed with the objects on display, there are quite a number of different interactive exhibits which will keep them entertained, amused and occupied while the grownups devour the treasure trove of details available here. The exhibits takes you, within one building and in only a couple of steps, all the way back as you explore the gem of info about places from the Montgomery Country and the extraordinary details from South Philadelphia too. One may have read much about the history of the country but to see it right there before your very eyes is quite an opportunity....one would find hard to resist.
The Philadelphia History Museum may be focused on keeping the past alive in the hearts of the locals and introducing the city to newbies but they are by no means backdated and old. They have improved their interactive-ness by including and interactive map which visitors can navigate and learn about on their mobile devices. More kid-friendly activities have been added too, in recent years, including the ability to stay connected to the museum's admin via Facebook and other online social networking means.
So, if you are someone who is interested in learning about a country or a city, we are sure you are going to be buzzed after a trip to the Philadelphia History Museum in the charter bus. If you are looking for reliable charter bus rental services, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call.
Originally by the federal government for a hub for country’s legislative activities, Philadelphia has, over the years, turned from being a manufacturing hub to an information and entertainment based city. Tourists from all over the world would come here, get their hands on one of our charter bus Philadelphia vehicles and then head over to places like the Delaware River, Liberty Bell and also some other popular historically-significant attractions.
The all-year-round friendly and mild weather is another big winner for the city. Whilst it is burning hot in some other states and cities, the humid weather is milder than the likes of Los Angeles and Las Vegas. While it is painfully cold in New England states, the wonderfully mild winter encourages people to come here as a form as respite from the cold.
And when it comes to wide open spaces, Philadelphia has it all. Did you know that there is more than 10,000 acres worth of park space in the city? Well, they do. The largest park is Fairmount Park and every weekend, tourists and locals would head out for a day out in the wide open greens for some serious R&R.
If you are looking for a reliable charter bus Philadelphia company, then you have come to the right place. Get in touch with one of our customer service representatives for more information about our charter bus rental packages.
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