A Peek at the Prison Archives
The archives of Eastern State Penitentiary are packed with historic treasures that the public rarely sees. For 10 days only, April 8-17, Eastern State Penitentiary presents its fifth annual Pop-Up Museum of these rarities. On display will be news paraphernalia- historic photos, articles, films, and objects (inmate-made crafts, paintings, confiscated shanks and other weapons) that depict various newsworthy activities inside the walls.
Included with admission.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, 215.236.3300, EasternState.org
Save Even More at South Moon Under
At South Moon Under, get an additional 30% off all sale/clearance jewelry until further notice. Also, select denim styles are an additional 40% off until further notice.
South Moon Under, 1731 Chestnut St, 215.563.2298, SouthMoonUnder.com
Polish Up That Magnifying Glass
Starting April 8, The Free Library presents We the Detectives, an exploration of the art of crime and detection. Becoming the Detective: The Making of a Genre (at the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street) and Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives (at The Rosenbach, 2008-2010 Delancey Place) draw from the rich collections at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Rosenbach to bring crime stories front and center, uncovering what has made this form of literature one of the most enduring and popular. Made possible through a generous grant from the William Penn Foundation.
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, 215.567.4341, FreeLibrary.org/detectives
Spring Break Camp
Kids ages 5-12 can spend spring break at the The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, April 10–14, 9am–4pm. Each day includes a live presentation by one of the Academy’s teacher-naturalists, an exploration of Academy exhibits (including Outside In, Butterflies!, and the Big Dig) and campers-only games, crafts and activities. Fee: Members, $55 per day; Nonmembers, $60 per day. For more information and to register, visit ANSP.org.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.299.1000, ANSP.org
Philadelphia's great transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel, shopping and dining easy in Center City! Get information on routes, fares, schedules and more, at SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org.