JANUARY 01 2014
OH SUGAR! THE MAGICAL TRANSFORMATION FROM CANE TO CANDY
A sweet exhibition focusing on Philadelphia’s candy manufacturing history. The show is created and curated by the founders of the city’s iconic ice creamery, The Franklin Fountain. (215) 413-8655
The Jurassic age surfaces in Philadelphia at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University with the six-month-long exhibition Dinosaurs Unearthed. In a multi-sensory experience, see life-size, animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, fossil casts, real specimens and tons of interactive elements
One Day in Pompeii
Travel back in time to explore the daily life — and tragic end — of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii as The Franklin Institute hosts One Day in Pompeii, a blockbuster traveling exhibition. The immersive exhibition includes hundreds of incredible artifacts and a formidable CGI experience that transports visitors back to the earth-shattering natural disaster.
Beyond The Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts
Started as part of the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network in 1984, the Mural Arts Program has established itself as a global leader in the public arts arena. Beyond The Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts celebrates the work of 30 years of community-engaged art creation in Philadelphia. Through this inspirational and innovative organization, thousands of residents have participated in the creation of more than 3,600 murals—a testament to the talent in the city and the power of community.
LORI NIX: UNNATURAL HISTORY
This exhibition is a playful poke at what goes on behind the dioramas at a natural history museum with imaginative images, science, facts and animals that are a bit askew and often hilarious.
The Philadelphia Mummers Parade
Unique costumes, music, and pageantry. Crowds line Broad St., from South Philadelphia straight through Center City. The climax of the parade takes place at City Hall and the PA Convention Center where the official judging takes place.