Deal: 1/2 Price Admission to the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Franklin Institute

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.

Last entry is 90 minutes prior to exhibit closing (3:30 pm Monday – Wednesday, 7 pm on Thursday)

Get the Discounted Price: $15.75 (Adult) (Additional Fees Apply) on the following days:
Monday, July 30
9:30 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, July 31
9:30 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, August 1
9:30 am – 5 pm
Thursday, August 2
9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Use Promotional Code: DSSPFS

To redeem this offer by phone: Call 215-448-1200 and mention the promotional code “DSSPFS”
To redeem this offer in person: Click HERE, print (1) one offer per party (up to 4 people) and present at the admissions desk.
Special Restrictions: A $3 per ticket and $3 per order processing fee applies to all phone orders. Valid on July 30 – August 2 (Monday – Wednesday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm and Thursday, 9:30 am – 7 pm) only. Offer valid for up to four (4) tickets. Does not include IMAX, Franklin Theater or Dead Sea Scrolls audio tour. IMAX and 3D films are additional and can be purchased onsite at Ticketing. Not valid on Member or Group tickets. Good for Dead Sea Scrolls admission only. Cannot be combined with any other offer or applied to previously purchased tickets. Offer subject to availability. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

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Hot Days, Cool Deals: Combo Discount Tickets to Please Touch and Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo and Please Touch Museum present Hot Days Cool Deals combo tickets, brought to you by PECO, valid May 25 – September 3, 2012. Purchase this combo ticket for $28 for Adults, $26 for Children (2-11yrs) and $13 for Children (12-23 months) Required for Please Touch Museum only. No admission ticket required for children under 2 at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Tickets valid during operating hours May 25 – September 3, 2012 only. Tickets are not required to be used on the same day.

Please Touch Museum: M – Sat.: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sun.: 11:00am – 5:00pm.
Philadelphia Zoo: Daily 9:30am – 5:00pm.

Purchase a Hot Days Cool Deals joint ticket for everyone in your party and receive discount admission rates.

Purchase your Hot Days Cool Deals tickets here.

Free Kids’ Haircuts at JCPenney Salons in August

JCPenney Salons will be offering FREE haircuts for kids in Grades K -6 the entire month of August. Available at participating salons nationwide by appointment ONLY so be sure to call right away and make your child’s appointment ASAP.

Nearest JCPenney Salon Locations are:

  • King of Prussia
  • Cherry Hill Mall
  • Oxford Valley Mall
  • Montgomery Mall
  • Granite Run
  • Exton Sq Mall
  • Deptford Mall

To find your local JCPenney location click here.

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Deal: $15 for Admission to Franklin Institute and Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition, Including One Planetarium Show

With today’s LivingSocial deal, pay $15 for admission to the traveling exhibition, “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times,” as well as general museum admission, which includes one show in the Fels Planetarium (regularly $31.50). Running until October 14, the exhibition provides a rare glimpse into life in ancient Israel, displaying a collection of the 2,000-year-old scrolls, four of them never before seen, alongside more than 600 ancient artifacts running the gamut from architectural marvels to the oldest known copy of the Hebrew Bible.

Grab this deal now HERE!

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Free Carousel Rides at Franklin Square on July 31st

In addition to the Franklin Square’s 6th birthday celebration, on July 31st, wish Franklin Square a “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” on their Facebook Fan Page Timeline or Twitter (@franklinsqr) and get a free ride on the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel! Just show your post via phone or print-out to a Guest Service team member at the ticket window!

Free Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel ticket good on Franklin Square’s birthday, July 31, 2012, only.

For more info please visit

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Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to the Wiggles at Tower Theatre

This year’s summer tour will be the last opporunity for families in Philadelphia, PA to see the Original Fab Four from Down Under perform together. Next year 3 new Wiggles will be joining Anthony on stage – including the first female Wiggle! So this is a special tour and a great nostalgic opportunity for their kids to see the Wiggles their parents grew up with! Come Celebrate with Anthony, Greg, Murray, and Jeff at Tower Theatre on Saturday, August 18th for two shows at 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM!

Tickets for Philadelphia are on sale now and are available online at, through all Ticketmaster outlets (, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, and the Tower Box Office (day-of-show and on-sale only). Prices range from $18.50 – $78.50 (additional facility fees, service charges and $.50 donation to Reach Out and Read may apply). $78.50 tickets in the Wiggles VIP section are limited, and will include the best seats in the house, an exclusive gift, an activity sheet and your last chance to dance along with The Original Wiggles themselves!

Take $10 OFF with promo code HENRY!

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Enter to win a Family 4-Pack to the 3pm Show at the Tower on Saturday, August 18th!

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Event: How To Train Your Dragon at the Wells Fargo Center Sept 12-16

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON appears in Philadelphia, PA at the Wells Fargo Center for seven shows from September 12-16.

Sponsored by HP, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR is brought to life through state-of-the-art technology unlike anything ever seen before in a live event experience. Through DreamWorks Animation’s ongoing strategic relationship with HP, HP technology is part of the digital backbone for the production, providing family audiences across the globe with the most captivating live entertainment possible.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR breaks every rule of theatrical entertainment to fully immerse audiences into the show in ways that have not been attempted before. Barely contained within the arena, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR utilizes the full venue, maximizing every dimension of the performance space to transport audiences into a mythical world of fire-breathing dragons who soar overhead at great speeds. The state-of-the-art animatronic technology and large-scale cinematic projections interact seamlessly with the live actors, who bring DreamWorks Animation’s heart-warming story to life through theatrical storytelling, martial arts and acrobatics.

Tickets are now available at Be sure to use promo code is MOM for 25% discount price ($22.12- $97.12) per ticket (valid for the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday shows); Additional service charges, processing and handling fees may apply. Does not include the venue Facility fee. Cannot be combined with any other offer and cannot be used towards previously purchased tickets.

Cool Down with a FREE Game of Bowling at Sweat Fitness & Frames – East Falls

Sweat Fitness

Sweat Fitness & Frames, the nation’s first fitness center and bowling alley combination is now open in Philadelphia. Located at 3300 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128, there are amazing deals for Family Fun!  Bring the kids, family, friends to Sweat Fitness & Frames and your first game is on the house! All you have to do is mention “Frugal Philly Mom” and your first game is FREE! There’s no need to be a member or sign up for any memberships to claim this free game of bowling. Just come and check it out! This offer will expire August 31st, 2012.

Bowling is a great way to keep the kids active during the summer, and with no sun and great prices, bowling at Sweat Fitness & Frames is the perfect summer activity. Here are some of the great benefits of Bowling:

  • Promotes muscle growth- an aerobic exercise works the legs, arms, and balance
  • Excellent stretching for muscles- improves the overall flexibility of the muscles, and swinging motion engages your joints, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Burning Calories-this mental and physical activity assists with weight loss as the perfect cool down after a grueling workout in the gym.
  • Stress Relief- bowling is a mix of social interaction and muscular activity that provides a necessary distraction from everyday stressors.
For more info on Sweat Fitness & Frames please visit

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Why your family should Visit AC: Duality – the New Free 3D Light Show and much more!

This past 4th of July, Atlantic City premiered a 3D projection show on the façade of Boardwalk Hall. Duality created by Moment Factory, is a permanent installation that will bring life to the Boardwalk Hall every night, all year long, and will serve as a celebration of Atlantic City. This free show will run twice per hour after dark from around 9:30pm till 2am every day year round and lasts for approximately 8 ½ minutes. It is best seen from Kennedy Plaza on the boardwalk.

Atlantic City typically wouldn’t be one of the first place that comes to mind when thinking of family-friendly destinations. While on little getaways with my husband, I’ve really noticed more and more attractions where I’d think to myself “my daughter would love this”! I’m not a huge gambler however, I do enjoy being near the ocean and the nice hotel rooms the casinos offer. I also love the outlet shopping! Again, it makes an ideal quick getaway for us.

So next time you’re thinking of a quick trip, consider Atlantic City for Steele Pier, Tanger Outlets, the free water show at The Pier Shops, Storybook Land, I.FLY Trapeze School, Ripley’s Believe it or not! and more! Also of course, Duality.

DUALITY – Atlantic City Sound and Light Show – July 4th from Moment Factory on Vimeo.

For more info on Atlantic City and all the family friendly attractions please visit

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