Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events (7/3-7/10) | Philly Views
July 3, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events (7/3-7/10)

Written by Kiley Price

When it comes to learning about art, science, and culture, Philadelphia is one of the best classrooms around. Philadelphia’s museums, institutions, and innovative residents bring endless opportunities to learn and appreciate a side of our city you don’t always see.

This is a weekly roundup of events that can help you add a little culture to your schedule.


The Philly POPS on Independence

Independence Mall


The Philly POPS, a 65-piece orchestra, will be performing a free show at Independence Mall to celebrate America with patriotic tunes and appearances by guest vocalists Tony DeSare and Mandy Gonzalez.


Free Museum Day at the National Liberty Museum

National Liberty Museum


Enjoy perusing the National Liberty Museum and its exhibits that work to sustain America’s rich heritage and roots of freedom without paying a cent today.


Free Museum Day at The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection

Sullivan Hall at Temple University


Visit the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, one of America’s most advanced research facilities for the study of African American history, which was donated to Temple University in 1983.



Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pay What You Wish

Help the Art Museum oppose the federal budget proposal to cut funding to the arts and humanities in its #SaveThArts event by writing postcards, grabbing free buttons and posters, posing for photos, and visiting the many exhibits of the museum.



Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

Independence Hall


Join Mayor Kenney in honoring Philadelphia hero, Ralph Galati, at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony for his years of service, along with a performance by the Philly POPS Big Band and an excerpt reading of the Declaration of Independence by members of Boyz II Men.


The United States of America’s Independence Day Parade

Independence Mall


March through the streets of Philadelphia with thousands of other citizens, floats, members of the military, and bands as the city celebrates its Independence Day Parade.


Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Free (but download your tickets for the best spot)

With performances by Mary J. Blige, the Philly POPS, Mandy Gonzalez, and Tony DeSare, the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert promises lots of music and fun. There will also be food trucks, beer gardens, and patriotic activities.


Free Museum Day at the National Museum of American Jewish History

The National Museum of American Jewish History


See how American leaders have affected the American Jewish community, paint an American flag, and listen to talks and stories about America, all for free at this museum.


Free Museum Day at the Philadelphia History Museum 

Philadelphia History Museum 


Learn more about your city and how deeply rooted Philadelphia is in American history at the Philadelphia History Museum.



Bartram’s Garden “Unnatural History”

Wynnefield Library


Gain some knowledge about unnatural history and solar power from speakers who work at Bartram’s Garden.



Late Night Series Open Mic Night

Creese Commuter Lounge


Step out of your comfort zone and sign up for a slot at the Late Night Series Open Mic Night sponsored by Westphal’s Music Industry Entertainment Arts and Management students. Each slot is 5 minutes and you can perform anything from poetry to dramatic monologues.



Buyepongo Performance

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Free after admission

Buyepongo, a Latino fusion band from Los Angeles, will be performing at the Art Museum this Friday, combining hip-hop, funk, punk, and jazzy beats.



Second Saturday Sketch

Rodin Museum

Free after admission

Look for inspiration around Rodin’s works of art and sketch whatever you would like at the Second Saturday Sketch. Materials will be provided.


Hispanic Fiesta

Penn’s Landing


Delight in Hispanic culture with traditional food, dance, and music at the PECO Multicultural Series Hispanic Fiesta.



Second Sunday Cinema Series: Bewitched and Sabrina

Spruce Street Harbor Park


Enjoy a Sunday summer night outside, while watching an episode of Bewitched and the movie Sabrina, starring Audrey Hepburn.

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