The Next President of the United States is... You?
Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit of its kind, created to immerse visitors of all ages in the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election as artifacts, interactives and hands-on activities take you from the campaign trail and into the Oval Office – all in one visit. Now through November 13.
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, 215.409.6600, ConstitutionCenter.org
37th Annual George Washington Carver Science Fair
Beginning on February 17, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will host the annual George Washington Carver Science Fair for Philadelphia schoolchildren (grades 4-6). One of the largest of its kind, the fair promotes scientific inquiry and allows students to display various projects inside the museum. The fair is dedicated to and named after the noted 19th-century botanist and inventor, George Washington Carver.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.299.1000, CarverScienceFair.org
Exquisite Corpses: Creating Etchings from the Mütter Museum's Collections
Unleash your creativity in this two-part anatomical drawing and etching class. On February 20, students will create a fantastical imagined creature by drawing several specimens contained within the collections of the Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library, taught by Meredith Sellers. The next day, February 21, students will convert their drawings into etchings at Second State Press.
Mütter Museum, 19 South 22nd Street, 215.560.8564, MutterMuseum.org
20th Annual Human Rights Campaign Gala
February 27 is the 20th Annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Greater Philadelphia Gala. HRC is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.
Human Rights Campaign Gala, Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, 1201 Market Street, 215.435.0794, HRC.org
Pop-Up Prison Museum
The archives of Eastern State Penitentiary are packed with historic treasures that the public rarely sees. From March 3-13, Eastern State presents its fourth annual Pop-Up Museum. This year's theme focuses on sports and leisure. On display will be sports paraphernalia, including a photograph of former Philadelphia baseball manager Connie Mack with warden Cornelius Burke, as well as objects depicting recreational activities – inmate-made crafts, paintings, confiscated shanks and other weapons. There will also be a 1929 short movie of sports at Eastern State Penitentiary never before been shown at the historic site.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, 215.236.3300, EasternState.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.