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Deal: 50% Off Dead Sea Scrolls at The Franklin Institute

Take 50% off Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times Comes at The Franklin Institute any weekday from now through Oct 12th. Check it out before this exhibits closes on Oct 14th. Pay only $15.75. Grab this deal now HERE!

Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute will feature the most comprehensive collection of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized in the new exhibit Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times. The exhibit includes one of the largest collections of the priceless 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls ever displayed in North America and an actual three-ton stone from the Western Wall in Jerusalem, and marks the world debut of four scrolls. The exhibit at The Franklin Institute runs through September.

Considered among the world’s greatest archeological discoveries, the Scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible. Also on display will be many newly discovered Holy Land objects including remains of religious articles, weapons of war, stone carvings, textiles and beautiful mosaics, jewelry and ceramics.

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Free Original Glazed doughnuts for Talk Like a Pirate Day at Krispy Kreme

Wednesday, September 19 is “Talk Like A Pirate Day” and Krispy Kreme is giving any buccaneer who enters their stores talking like a pirate.

The lad or lass who comes in wearing full pirate attire gets a free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts.
The rules:

  • Talk like a pirate OR Wear an Eyepatch: 1 FREE Donut
  • Dress in Full Pirate Attire: 1 Dozen FREE Orignal Glazed Donuts (please note: no weapons allowed)

The offer is good for one free doughnut per customer who wears an eye patch or talks like a pirate to a Krispy Kreme team member at a participating shop. One free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts per customer who wears a full pirate costume into a participating Krispy Kreme location. Redeemable on September 19, 2012 only at participating Krispy Kreme U.S. locations.

Free Admission for Kindergarteners at Please Touch Museum

Visit any weekday between September 10th and 28th during regular museum hours. Present this coupon to receive one free child admission ticket for your kindergartner (with one paid adult) and also receive a Practice at Please Touch Kindergartner’s guide. Be sure to see Eat Like a Pirate in PTM’s Playhouse Theater, attend a Story Time in our Story Castle, and get creative in our Program Room.

Please visit www.pleasetouchmuseum.org for program details and check our Today’s Fun signs when you arrive since programming is unique every day!

Free Admission All Day to Celebrate the Constitution’s 225th Birthday At the National Constitution Center

Come join the National Constitution Center to celebrate the historic 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a wide array of inspiring and educational Constitution Day activities. Admission to the Center is FREE on Constitution Day, courtesy of PwC.

Day Schedule:

Constitution Hall Pass: The Presidency, all day
The newest episode of the National Constitution Center’s popular free webcast series, Constitution Hall Pass will air all day long at www.constitutioncenter.org/constitutionday. Featuring a special introduction by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Constitution Hall Pass: The Presidency explores Article II of the Constitution, which defines the role and responsibilities of our nation’s highest executive power – the President of the United States of America. From 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, experts from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, along with members of the Center’s education staff will chat live with students and teachers to answer questions and offer additional insight.

Schaffer Designs Floral Pop Up Display, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Center’s Constitution Day celebration also will extend outside of the building, with an incredible 15-foot live floral art “pop up” by Schaffer Designs – three-time “Best in Show” winners at the Philadelphia International Flower Show. Inspired by the Constitution’s 225th anniversary, this super-sized live sculptural “bouquet” will adorn the Center’s front lawn for all to see and will incorporate patriotic “stars” submitted by top floral designers from coast to coast!

225: The Preamble Challenge, 8:30 a.m.
225 students, visitors, staff members, and volunteers will recite the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution on the Center’s front lawn.

Preamble Printing and Calligraphy Demonstrations, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Guests can visit the Center’s old-fashioned print shop, complete with a replica printing press from the 1700s, to print a copy of the Preamble in the same way Claypool and Dunlap did when they printed the Constitution. Visitors also can join in calligraphy demonstrations and learn about the Copperplate technique used to pen the official, handwritten Constitution.

Constitution Celebration, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Guests can participate in a variety of craft activities and interactive programming throughout the day in the Center’s Grand Hall Lobby. Visitors can have their portrait done “Founders-style” with authentic silhouette cuttings. A giant version of the U.S. Constitution will be on display for visitors to sign their names alongside Washington, Franklin, and Madison. Guests can take guided tours of Signers’ Hall and learn about the men who created the first governing document of its kind in the world. Children can trade for their favorite “Founding Father” with special Founding Father trading cards. During the “Bill of Rights Show” and the “Separation of Powers Show” guests will learn more about the history behind the U.S. Constitution in a fun and engaging way.

Constitution Café, 9:30 a.m.
Christopher Phillips, author of Constitution Café, will lead students from Philadelphia’s Constitution High School in a dialogue inspired by the idea that the Constitution should be updated to reflect the current times. Students will discuss what they would (and wouldn’t) change about the Constitution, if they had the opportunity to rewrite it today.

American National Tree Induction Ceremony, 10:00 a.m.
Beloved former First Lady and outspoken women’s rights advocate Betty Ford will be added to the American National Tree, a popular exhibit inside The Story of We the People that tells the stories of 100 Americans whose actions have shaped our constitutional history. 15-year-old Carter Jimenez Jenkins, a high school sophomore at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California and winner of the 2012 M.R. Robinson National Constitution Center American National Tree Award will take part in the ceremony with his family and his winning essay on Betty Ford will be included in the exhibit.

Naturalization Ceremony, 10:30 a.m.
A public Naturalization Ceremony will take place in the Center’s F.M. Kirby Auditorium. The Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe, District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, will administer the oath.

Constitution Anniversary Party, 12:15 p.m.
Guests can enjoy a slice of cake during a patriotic on the Center’s Grand Hall Overlook. The party will include appearances by Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt, as well as P. Edward Lovelidge, Philadelphia Market Managing Partner of PwC, and Rocco Fiorentino, 15-year-old blind singer and advocate from Voorhees, NJ, who will lead the crowd in a stirring rendition of “God Bless America.”

“What it Says, What it Means,” 1:00 p.m.
Students from Don Imler’s civics class at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School near Altoona, PA will recite the U.S. Constitution, taking time to discuss its modern day meaning.

“Is Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law Constitutional?”, 2:00 p.m.
Less than two months from Election Day, the debate rages over Pennsylvania’s voter identification law—currently the strictest in the nation. As part of the Center’s programming in honor of the Constitution’s 225th anniversary, experts will discuss the constitutionality and consequences of this controversial law, which requires all voters to show a government-approved form of identification at the polls. Former PA Governor Ed Rendell will moderate the discussion.

For more info please visit constitutioncenter.org

Sneak Preview: L’il Angels Fall Consignment Sale in Bensalem

Tonight I was able to come preview the L’il Angels Fall Consignment Sale at Saint Ephrem’s Marian Parish Center in Bensalem. I can’t get over all the great deals I saw and talk about great timing! Just in time to get all your fall/winter gear. If you need winter clothes, they had the racks so packed with winter gear.

I saw everything from party supplies, diapers, formula, bikes, slides, doll houses, changing tables, Halloween costumes, dance outfits, hats, shoes and that’s just to name a few! Remember, this sale opens at 7am tomorrow morning!

Here’s a few deals I spotted :)

Disney Brand Rapunzel Costume size 7/8 – $14

 

Princess Chair – $4

3-in-1 Thermometer – $1

New in Box, Little Tikes Makin’ Mud Pies – $18

Baby Trend Deluxe Play Yard – $40

Train Table – $30

Free Admission for First Responders and Their Families September 22-30 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

To celebrate Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and “The Life Line,” the Philadelphia Museum of Art offers free admission to first responders and their families during the opening week of the exhibition. Focusing on one of Homer’s greatest works, Shipwreck! explores the related themes of the exhilaration of ocean travel and disaster on the high seas and romantic rescue in the 19th century, setting these in the context of the rich tradition of marine painting.

For more info please visit PhilaMuseum.org

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Deal: Funsavers Fun Packs – 50% off Smith Family Membership

Add more play to your child’s life with a special half-price membership to Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse and get invitations to fun member events –including a Halloween party on October 27th – and other great benefits!

This special promotion is only available until September 28th and offers are limited, so claim yours today!

Please note: Funsavers Fun Pack discounts apply to the stated offer price only, and exclude any additional service, handling, and/or facility fees. Each offer listed is available online only. Purchasing instructions are listed below and offers can only be redeemed by following those instructions. Offers can also be viewed online at www.funsavers.org

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19121-1095
Regular Price: $50
Funsavers Discounted Price: $25

Click HERE to buy now.

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Deal: Funsavers Fun Packs – WST for Kids Series Subscription

This is a great time to purchase a Walnut Street Theatre Kids Series Subscription!  Read the books to your kids and grandkids, then see the shows LIVE at the Walnut! Kids love these four musicals: Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (September 22), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (February 2), Diary of a Worm, A Spider and a Fly (March 30), and Ramona Quimby (June 1)! This special promotion is only available until September 28th and offers are limited, so claim yours today!

Please note: Funsavers Fun Pack discounts apply to the stated offer price only, and exclude any additional service, handling, and/or facility fees. Each offer listed is available online only. Purchasing instructions are listed below and offers can only be redeemed by following those instructions. Offers can also be viewed online at www.funsavers.org

WST for Kids
825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Regular Price: $56
Funsavers Discounted Price: $34
Click HERE to buy now.

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Deal: Funsaver Fun Pack Museum Membership Discounts

Franklin Institute

This is a great time to purchase a family membership. If you want to save big on a year’s worth of Fun, act now. This is their best Fun Pack series ever, with over four dozen different offers from your favorite cultural attractions. Each offer includes subscriptions, memberships and packages discounted up to 50%. This special promotion is only available until September 28th and offers are limited, so claim yours today!

Please note: Funsavers Fun Pack discounts apply to the stated offer price only, and exclude any additional service, handling, and/or facility fees. Each offer listed is available online only. Purchasing instructions are listed below and offers can only be redeemed by following those instructions. Offers can also be viewed online at www.funsavers.org

Discounted price reflects a 35% – 50% discount from tickets to each individual event listed in the package or subscription. This does not necessarily reflect a 35%-50% from the regular subscription or membership price offered by each participating organization.

To purchase just click the links:

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Regular Price: $99
Funsavers Discounted Price: $64
With this discounted Family Plus membership to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, you and your family can enjoy a year of unlimited admission to the museum, behind the scenes access to our collections and scientists, parking discounts, a free Kids Club, and much more!

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Regular Price: $50-$75
Funsavers Discounted Price: $32.50-$48.75
Discover African-American history and the story of the African Diaspora in the United States at The African American Museum in Philadelphia. Pay $32.50 for an Individual Membership (value $50) or $48.75 for a Family Membership (Value $75). Both memberships are good for one year. The whole family will be fascinated by the museum’s extensive collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and historical artifacts. Exhibits bring the Civil Rights movement to life and explore the important role of African Americans in sports, religion, law, and technology.

The American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145
Regular Price: $65
Funsavers Discounted Price: $39
The American Swedish Historical Museum offers visitors a view of Sweden past and present, particularly Swedish contributions in the US, including Sweden’s early roots in Philadelphia with its 17th century New Sweden Colony in the Delaware Valley. Special exhibitions and programs celebrate Sweden’s rich history, culture, traditions and innovations.

Bartram’s Garden
54th St. and Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Regular Price: $75-$120
Funsavers Discounted Price: $37.50-$60
Bartram’s Garden’s 45 acres inspire journeys large and small. Picnic, fish, sled, or watch for migratory birds. Members enjoy free tours and hands-on seasonal activities in our Green Room, plus admission to our Little Explorers and Home School series and a 10% discount on native plants and Garden shop items.

The Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Regular Price: $80
Funsavers Discounted Price: $52
The Brandywine Conservancy, parent organization of the Brandywine River Museum and Environmental Management Center, has preserved art and the environment in the Brandywine Valley since its founding in 1967. More than 4,000 works of art have been collected, and over 45,000 acres of land permanently protected for future generations.

The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Regular Price: $120
Funsavers Discounted Price: $78
The Franklin Institute is a national leader in fun, hands-on science learning for all ages. With a Family Membership you can enjoy basic Member Benefits for two (2) adults and four (4) children (fully tax deductible). 100 Memberships will be made available each day through September 28, 2012 so if memberships are sold out, check back tomorrow!

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd. & Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
Regular Price: $45-$75
Funsavers Discounted Price: $22.50-$37.50
Join Independence Seaport Museum for family fun events this fall including a new exhibit Disasters on the Delaware: Rescues on the River, the Philadelphia Cup Regatta, the Old City Seaport Festival, and a Pirate Battle on the Delaware River!

Mercer Museum
84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Regular Price: $60
Funsavers Discounted Price: $39
The Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle are two nationally-acclaimed castle in Doylestown. The Mercer Museum features changing exhibits and more than 40,000 objects of early America. Fonthill Castles offers unique tours of the home of tile-maker, Henry Mercer. Members enjoy unlimited free admission all year long, receive invitations to members-only exhibit previews and events, and more.

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Regular Price: $165
Funsavers Discounted Price: $99
Make Morris Arboretum your destination for experiencing fall color! Located in Chestnut Hill, the Morris Arboretum offers 92 acres of spectacular gardens that are open year-round. Membership provides free admission for an entire year as well as reciprocal admission privileges to more than 200 gardens nationwide. And, this holiday season, do not miss the enchanting Holiday Garden Railway display November 23 – December 31.

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19106
Regular Price: $95
Funsavers Discounted Price: $60
Members of the National Constitution Center enjoy exclusive access to all that the Center has offer. Membership benefits include free admission, priority access to our exhibitions, discounts to programs, special tours and invitations to members-only events. This year, enjoy membership access to two must-see feature exhibitions: American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, opening in October, and 1968, premiering summer 2013.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Regular Price: $80-$150
Funsavers Discounted Price: $50-$95
Make the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts YOUR museum through this special offer to join at the Family level for $50 ($80 value) or the Friend level for $95 ($150 value) and enjoy a full year of free admission to PAFA’s diverse array of historical and cutting-edge contemporary art experiences, including PAFA After Dark, The Annual Student Exhibition, members-only exhibition previews, guided tours, lectures, and more!

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Regular Price: $55 – $97.50
Funsavers Discounted Price: $35-$60
Philadelphia Museum of Art is pleased to offer discounted Introductory Six-Month Memberships (valid from October 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013) at the Individual and Dual Plus levels, which include a free one-time-use guest pass (two at the Dual Plus level) plus all membership benefits: unlimited free general admission to the main Museum building, Perelman Building, newly restored Rodin Museum, and historic Mount Pleasant in Fairmount Park; discounts on Museum dining, shopping, parking, and educational programs; and invitations to members-only programs, exhibition previews, and special events.

Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Regular Price: $75-$500
Funsavers Discounted Price: $37.50-$250
The Rosenbach is home to a collection of nearly 400,000 books, manuscripts, and art, which it uses to host a vibrant array of exhibitions and exciting programs.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Regular Price: $80
Funsavers Discounted Price: $52
Enjoy a year of Dual membership to the Penn Museum for $52 (regularly $80) featuring two free tickets to the exhibition MAYA 2012: Lords of Time (a value of $45), exploring the public fascination with apocalyptic predictions, and a host of benefits including free general admission, invitations to member-only events, and program, Shop, and Café discounts for two adults.

ALSO, don’t miss deals from WST Kids Series and 50% off Family Membership to Smith Memorial Playground.

For more info or for other Membership Deals please visit FunSavers.org

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Giveaway: Admission to Expectant Parents Bootcamp at Please Touch Museum

Don’t miss Expectant Parents Bootcamp, an event that will help soon-to-be parents conquer some of the most exciting and pressing new mommy and daddy questions and prepare them for the amazing and exciting changes they are about to experience!

Hear from local experts about infant care, home baby-proofing, and more. Raffle prizes include valuable baby gear and everyone takes home a fantastic swag bag! Cost is $90 per couple or $50 per person. For more info please visit PleaseTouchMuseum.org

This event is held at Please Touch Museum on Sunday, September 23 from 11a – 2p.

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