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Wondrous Space
Now Open
The Franklin Institute

Journey through the cosmos as you explore this immersive, multisensory, two-story exhibit designed to inspire an excitement for space science. Discover what lies beyond Earth on the second floor. Learn about the incredible size and scale of celestial bodies as you travel through the universe. Touch a real meteorite that fell to Earth over 50,000 years ago. How does gravity shape the universe? What affects an asteroid’s impact crater?

On the third floor, imagine yourself in a space career as you experience the engineering it takes to get to space. Design and launch a rocket or see real space technology that could also benefit life on Earth. What do we need to live on Mars? Are there other worlds in our galaxy that could support life? Whether you’re a space enthusiast, or simply curious about the mysteries of the universe, this exhibit will ignite your imagination and leave you with a deeper appreciation when you look up at the night sky.  

For more info, fi.edu

A Christmas Carol
People's Light
Now thru Dec 31 
Malvern, PA

Witness the miraculous redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge in this fresh approach to Charles Dickens’ classic. Infused with original music and traditional English carols, and performed by a stellar ensemble—featuring Ian Merrill Peakes as Scrooge—this jubilant retelling of the beloved yuletide ghost story is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. For more info, visit: peopleslight.org

Winter in Franklin Square
Now thru February 25
Franklin Square, 6th & Race Sts

Franklin Square has transformed into a winter wonderland! Enjoy dazzling Electrical Spectacle Light Shows presented by PECO, Chilly Philly Mini Golf, Street Curling, and delicious seasonal bites and cocktails from the Ben On the Rocks heated tent! The Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO is sure to brighten your night with hundreds of thousands of lights choreographed to your favorite holiday tunes!

Chilly Philly Mini Golf - putt your way through Philadelphia’s most famous landmarks while surrounded by wintertime inflatable friends! Available day and night, don’t miss your chance to golf through a frozen paradise. Also, Franklin Square Street Curling where you can challenge your friends and family to this centuries-old sport! See who has what it takes to bring home the gold in Franklin Square Street Curling. You don’t want to miss this must-see holiday attraction. Make Winter in Franklin Square your holiday destination this winter! For more info, visit: historicphiladelphia.org

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Now thru December 31

Walnut Street Theatre

“Be Our Guest” for the most enchanting musical of all time, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! This ‘tale as old as time,’ based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning film, features the timeless story you love along with all your favorite characters and songs. Let the magic unfold in front of your eyes as dancing dishes, gorgeous costumes, and spectacular settings bring this Disney classic to life on stage. Celebrate your holidays with the most beautiful love story ever told!

For more, visit walnutstreettheatre.org

A Christmas Carol
Now thru December 24
McCarter Theatre Center
Princeton NJ   

Since 1980, McCarter’s A Christmas Carol has been a beacon of holiday cheer and a celebration of our community. Stepping into Scrooge's slippers will be veteran stage and screen actor Joel McKinnon Miller ('Scully' on Brooklyn Nine-Nine). For more than four decades, McCarter has welcomed more than a million audience members from across Central New Jersey and beyond to experience Charles Dickens’ timeless classic. Audiences can expect inventive new special effects, music, dancing, and a brand new lobby experience featuring a Tree of Giving, local school and community choirs on select dates, festive photo ops, themed drinks, and more.

For more info, visit: mccarter.org

Jurassic Quest 
January 5-7
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks PA

North America’s most popular interactive dinosaur experience is BACK, BIGGER and BETTER than EVER! Delaware Valley families can walk among the nation’s biggest herd of photorealistic dinosaurs when Jurassic Quest® opens at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks for one weekend only January 5-7. Loved by millions, only Jurassic Quest can bring families memories this BIG! Walk through 165 million years of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to learn about the creatures that ruled the Earth!

In addition to life-like dinosaurs, Jurassic Quest’s classic experiences for the whole family include some of the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities including a fossil dig and real fossils like T-Rex teeth, a triceratops horn and life-size dino skull, a “Triceratots” soft play area for our littlest explorers, bounce houses and inflatable attractions, photo opportunities, and more.

For more info, visit: jurassicquest.com  

Philly For Families 

Beyond must-see historical icons like Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell Center, the Greater Philadelphia Region offers a ton of attractions geared toward those of every age. No matter where you venture, the destinations listed at this link below are designed to offer an interactive and engaging experience for the entire family!

One highlight is the historic Philadelphia Zoo. America’s first zoo and a foremost conservation organization is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. The zoo has a first-in-the-world animal travel and exploration train system, Zoo360, enabling primates and big cats to move above and across the main visitor pathway. Exhibits include Big Cat Falls, the McNeil Avian Center, the PECO Primate Reserve and KidZooU, an interactive wildlife academy of dynamic displays, rare breeds and indoor-outdoor learning.

For more info, visit: visitphilly.com