Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Independence Seaport Museum

MUSEUM
Independence Seaport Museum
Nearby Venues
  • Azalea Restaurant
  • Kabul Restaurant
  • Chloe
  • Metropolitan Bakery
  • Lore's Espresso & Cappuccino Bar
  • La Cigale
  • The Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar
  • El Azteca
  • Ariana Afghan Restaurant
  • Kisso Sushi Bar
211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-925-5439
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
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      What Floats Your Boat?
    • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    • This interactive exhibit teaches visitors about the science, history & art of boats & boat building. You can climb into a boat sitting on a waterbed, experiment with weights in a model boat to see how drag effects speed, assemble a wooden boat puzzle & more.
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      Home Port Philadelphia
    • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    • Signaled by audiotape boat horns & whistles, visitors can chart a course for Penn's Landing. You'll learn about the hazards of navigation as you travel beneath a replica of the Ben Franklin Bridge & explore a carpeted Delaware River.
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      Coming to America
    • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    • This exhibit explores the immigrant experience. Check out basic bunks similar to those immigrants would have slept in and photographs of first-class dining accommodations, or listen to oral histories of actual travellers.
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      Divers of the Deep
    • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    • Learn about undersea technology of the past & present through equipment displays & audiovisual presentations.
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      On the Rivers, On the Shores
    • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    • 'On the Rivers, On the Shores: Small Craft of the Delaware River Valley.' This exhibit features a variety of small craft representing the area's marine history.
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      Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River
    • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    • The first exhibit in the Museum's 'River of Freedom' series, 'Tides' examines the concept of freedom as it relates to the African experience along the Delaware. Artifacts, first-person accounts and interactive displays provide insight on several relevant key moments in Philadelphia history: Enslavement, Emancipation, Jim Crow and Civil Rights.
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      WetLand
    • Friday, August 15, 2014
    • A Fringe Festival performance, artist Mary Mattingly will live on this waterside habitat for the duration of the festival. Performances and workshops will also be held at WetLand.