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Cuttlefish with ticket.
Jun 28
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cephalopod Movie Night With Science Friday

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.
Albert C. Barnes and his wife, Laura Barnes, on board a steamer to Europe (1925).
Jul 11
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Behind the Barnes

Explore the complicated history of art collector Albert Barnes through his renowned Barnes Foundation archives.
'Bring Out Your Dead' tour at Pennsylvania Hospital.
Jul 13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bring Out Your Dead: A Walk Through Plagues, Madness, and Medicine in Philadelphia

Join health and science journalist Elana Gordon on a fascinating journey through the rise of modern medicine and psychiatry in America.
Anatomical tools of yesteryear.
Jul 20
Philadelphia

The Return of Dissecting History at The Legacy Center

Spend an afternoon exploring the secretive and sometimes sordid world of 19th century anatomical dissection at two historic Philadelphia medical schools.
Funeral Director Amy Cunningham.
Jul 21
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Pushing up Daisies: Green Death Salon

Learn about 'death positivity' and 'green' funerary practices in the historic West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
The Franklin Fountain Exterior.
Aug 8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

How Are You, Imposters?

Tracing and tasting the origins of the ice cream soda.
Deluxe special edition.
Nov 22
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ascend Ascend: A Poetic Performance

Experience a public ritual for personal transformation with poet Janaka Stucky.

Stories About Philadelphia

A German map from 1759 shows the border between East and West Jersey, separating the pink and yellow areas.

Central New Jersey Doesn't Exist, But Don't Tell Central Jerseyans That

Exploring what makes a region distinct.
A sweet sampler.

Why a Museum Owns a Chocolate Company's Embroidery Collection

The Whitman Sampler Collection is pretty sweet.

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