Category: Science

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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Lancaster Science Factory

Usually every summer we go back and visit this science-based museum in Lancaster County.  The kids never seem to tire of it, and I am always glad to engage their brains over summer break.  Just one floor, this is an easy half-day destination, although you are welcome to…

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