Spring Events in Philly
Contributor: Pearl Lee, PhD
The weather is warming and flowers are blooming! Here are some things to do around the City now that Spring is upon us.
America to Zanzibar – Please Touch Museum
The Please Touch Museum opens America to Zanzibar (Now 2 – September 2), an exhibition that teaches children about Muslim history and modern-day Muslim communities. The exhibit combines interactive activities, art, performances and technology to create an environment for children to learn about Muslim culture and to hear stories from local Muslim families.
For more information: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/
Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids – The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Fantasy meets reality at the Academy of Natural Sciences’ new exhibition Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids (Now – June 9). Through crafts, special displays and interactive activities, the museum shows the relationship between real animals those that live in our imaginations.
For more information: https://ansp.org/
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival
This (mostly) free event honors the centuries-old tradition of Sakura Matsuri throughout Philadelphia with events that include ceremonial drumming, a traditional tea ceremony, dancing, live music, a fashion show and more (April 6 – 14).
For more information: http://japanphilly.org/programs/festivals/subaru-cherry-blossom-festival/
At the nation’s oldest and largest collegiate track meet, high school, college and professional track stars compete at the University of Pennsylvania’s historic Franklin Field (April 25 – 27).
Philadelphia Science Festival
With multiple hands-on events for kids as well as adults, this citywide event demonstrates the role science plays in everyday life (April 26 – May 4).
For more information: https://www.fi.edu/psf
Philly Wine Week
Patio weather, as well as the official Philadelphia Wine Week are currently upon us! Wine Week is April 1-7 and details about participating venues are here: https://phillywineweek.org/. But vino-centric events are available year-round, and a comprehensive list is available here: https://phillywineweek.org/year-round-wine-events/