Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    Upcoming events
      2017 Lady of Distinction Awards Luncheon
    • Sunday, March 26, 2017
    • "Ladies of Distinction" spotlights influential and empowered women who are on the road to achieving their dreams, inspired to become the best versions of themselves. These women are breaking barriers and bringing innovative ideas to life. They're educators, high-powered CEOs, small-business owners and healthcare professionals. They're attorneys, philanthropists, STEM pioneers and nonprofit leaders. They are also mothers, sisters, aunts and grandmothers. They are regular women who put themselves first when serving their community and everything in it. Ladies Of Distinction are your sisters who are doing great things across the globe and down the street. They're difference makers, risk takers and dream chasers. They're out to make a positive impact on their own lives and the lives around them. Today's event will recognize 4 magnificent and amazing women at this event. They'll share their stories and how they achieved what they did. Come socialize, network and appreciate their achievements.
      The 20th Annual Fur Ball
    • Saturday, April 1, 2017
    • The Morris Animal Refuge presents their 20th annual Fur Ball fundraising gala, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." This April 1st, dive into a good time at the Independence Seaport Museum where you can explore the treasures of the deep - including an open bar, delicious food, puppies, and more - while supporting America's First Animal Shelter and helping homeless pets. For details and tickets, visit Founded in 1874, the Morris Animal Refuge is America's First Animal Shelter. They are committed to adoption, education and high-quality care, and as an open-admission shelter, they have never turned an animal away. For more information, please call (215)735-9570 or visit
      Earth Day
    • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    • Join the Independence Seaport Museum as they celebrate Earth Day by installing Floating Wetlands off the Seaport Museum's docks as part of their expanding environmental education initiatives. These small islands contain native plant species that provide a habitat for marine life and improve water quality. Kids and adults will be able to help build the above water habitats while learning about the environmental impact and importance of healthy water. In addition to the wetlands project, watch water testing on the dock and make-and-take your own seed bombs to help native plants flourish in your own backyard.
      Cocktail Lab: Rum
    • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • Have a barrel of fun in this interactive program getting to the heart of every pirate's favorite beverage: rum. Tickle your taste buds with tinctures and savor the science of spices as you learn the do's and don'ts of distilling rum from head to tail. The proof is in the pour: this program will make you an expert on anything rum.
      May the Fourth Be With You at the Seaport Museum
    • Thursday, May 4, 2017
    • May the Fourth Be With You! A long time ago, but in waters not so far away, sword fighting and celestial navigation helped sailors travel around the globe. Enjoy a night out at Independence Seaport Museum that includes a unique lab activity, a feature program you won't be able to stop talking about, and drinks that surround the theme of the night. This May, learn basic fight choreography, how to navigate this galaxy's waterways using the night sky, and get instructions on how to make your own light-up sword on a 3D printer. This is the fun you've been looking for! All attendees must be 21+, registration required, registration includes 1 drink ticket.