Under the Radar

Take advantage of discounts from the museum and First Friday events this week.

TUESDAY, March 3
Two-for-One Tuesdays

The Academy of Natural Sciences
19th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Mon ­– Fri, 10 a.m. ­– 4:30 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays,
10 a.m – 5 p.m.
Students $8, two for the price of one on Tuesdays

Now is the best time to visit the Academy of Natural Sciences, the country’s oldest natural science museum. This month, the Academy of Natural Sciences is offering a special “Two-for-One Tuesdays” deal, along with great exhibits and tours. Check out a tropical garden filled with butterflies from around the world in the “Butterflies!” exhibit. Your tour guide will explain how a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis while you watch the process as it happens. The $2 fee will be worth it. A trip to Dinosaur Hall will take you back thousands of years when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. The size of the skeletons alone is amazing. You can also sit back and enjoy a nature video on a high-definition screen in the auditorium, or browse the extensive nature collection at the library. But it’s probably best to go in the afternoon, after all the field trips have ended and the nannies have taken the children home.

Historic Germantown “Lunch & Learn” Series

Stenton All Aflutter: The Animal Bones of the Logan House
Historic Stenton
4601 N. 18 St.

Join archaeologists Barbara Liggett and Teagan Schweitzer for an informative talk at Stenton, one of the oldest historic houses in the city. Liggett will talk about the animal remains and surviving family cookbooks, while Schweitzer will explain the diets of the Logans – the prominent politician and philanthropist family who lived at Stenton in the 18th and 19th centuries. For more information, e-mail educator@stenton.org.

FRIDAY, March 6
Selections from the Collection: Donations by Bruce Kaiser and Joe Seltzer

Wood Turning Center
501 Vine St.
Opening reception, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Gallery talk, 6:30 p.m.

The generosity of artists Bruce Kaiser and Joe Seltzer will allow visitors of the Wood Turning Center to get a sneak peek of their private collections of wood-carved art. The collection dates from 1981 to 2004 and contains the works of 69 wood artists from all over the world. Additionally, new works from some wood artists will be featured so viewers can track their progress over time. It’s a First Friday event you won’t want to miss.

Sherri Hospedales can be reached at sherri.hospedales@temple.edu.

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