Category: Science

The North Museum

Located close to us right next to Franklin & Marshall College, our family has made the trip to the North Museum a number of times over the years, but most recently I took my 4 year old for a morning when the other kids were in school.  Earlier in the…

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Herr’s Snack Factory Tour

If you’ve ever been snacking on a bag of chips and thought to yourself “I wonder how they make these?” there is a tour for that!  Herr’s Foods located in Nottingham, Chester County has a tourist component to their snack foods factory where you can tour actual working…

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Academy of Natural Sciences-Philadelphia

It’s practically a requirement of childhood that at some point you visit an academy of natural sciences.  All the realistic dioramas and dinosaur skeletons are sure to fascinate kids and peak their interest in animals and the natural world.  I decided to throw in a visit while we took…

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Adventure Aquarium (Camden, NJ)

I know, I know…this destination is not actually in PA…BUT it is marketed to tourists in Philadelphia, included with the Philly CityPASS booklet, and is a quick jaunt over the Ben Franklin Bridge on the Camden riverfront (without driving into the shady part of town).  Formerly the New…

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The Philadelphia Zoo

I have yet to meet a kid who doesn’t like animals, at least not enough to prevent them from enjoying a trip to the zoo!  The Philadelphia Zoo (formerly called Philadelphia Zoological Gardens) has the notable distinction of being the first zoo in America, founded in 1874.  Designed to…

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National Watch and Clock Museum

I always thought the name of this museum sounded impressive so I had been meaning to check it out for some time.  Thanks to a free family pass from the library, I finally got around to it the other week.  I took all four children by myself on a Saturday…

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PA Farm Show

The second most visited event in Pennsylvania (after the Mummer’s Parade!), the PA Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the United States!  The sprawling complex houses almost 6,000 animals and 10,000 competitive exhibits.  Chances are you have already been there, but before last year…

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Morris Arboretum

Just in case you are thinking by now that I have the perfect kids who always cooperate and enjoy learning, let me put your mind at ease…I do not.  This trip almost turned me into “Day Tripper Lady,” gonna leave those kids at home next time.  I took advantage…

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Cornwall Iron Furnace

When Charter Day* rolled around in 2016, I decided to take my older children to visit the Cornwall Iron Furnace located in Lebanon county.  It was a rainy day but since most of the attraction is indoors, it was a perfect destination for a leisurely Sunday afternoon. Iron plantations were…

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Turkey Hill Experience

Day tripping in Lancaster County would not be complete without a visit to the Turkey Hill Experience, a museum exploring the iconic ice cream and tea maker founded right here in Lancaster.  I had resisted going for some time because I thought it was a little pricey for the amount…

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