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Stay Entertained and Educated this Summer

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School’s out for summer! Even if you’re not a student, the summer haze will soon set in, and the temptation to snooze in the sun (or lock yourself in your air-conditioned Edgewater apartment) will overtake us all. Keeping engaged, educated and entertained, however, is easy here in Philadelphia, as there are world-class museums, galleries and learning institutions—many just blocks from your Edgewater apartment—to help you fend off that summer slump.
Here are the best ways to keep your mind sharp as the temperature rises:

Mutter Museum: The wacky and weird unite at Mutter Museum, a half-mile from your Edgewater apartment. The unique science museum features eye-opening medical breakthroughs from the past several centuries, including real human and animal specimens, models and medical instruments—this is not for the faint of heart! The museum is popular with those studying or working in medicine, nursing and other scientific fields but anyone with an eagerness to learn about the human body and the evolution of medicine can easily while away a full summer day at the Mutter.

Academy of Natural Sciences: Spend a day chilling out inside the Academy of Natural Sciences, a half-mile from your Edgewater apartment. Walk beneath fully assembled dinosaur skeletons or interact with live butterflies as you take in the engaging exhibits in the massive, multi-floor museum. Schedule your visit for the final Friday evening of the month to take advantage of Dinos After Dark, featuring an indoor beer garden.

One Liberty Observation Deck: See the city from a whole new vantage point at One Liberty Observation Deck, one mile from your Edgewater apartment. Travel 57 floors to the top of One Liberty Place for breathtaking, 360-degree views of the city. Learn about Philly’s history, architecture and landmarks through tech-enabled, interactive activities—and then head outside to see the sites in person!

 

 

Mutter Museum

19 S. 22nd St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-560-8564

 

Academy of Natural Sciences

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-299-1000

 

One Liberty Observation Deck

1650 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-561-3325