The Franklin Institute’s after-hours event series invites grown-ups to indulge in their guilty pleasures on Tuesday, November 10. (Photo by Jonathan Kolbe Photography)
With the abundance of fantastic Philadelphia bars and restaurants, those in search of an after-work libation don’t have to look very far.
This week, though, look beyond the corner bar and check out the after-hours entertainment hosted by museums and attractions in Philly.
These three upcoming events offer new ways to experience amazing cultural destinations in Philadelphia — after regular daylight hours.
• Science After Hours at The Franklin Institute
This monthly adults-only event taps the deep resources of the The Franklin Institute to put on experiments, demonstrations, talks and more on various topics — all accompanied by adult beverages and snacks from a cash bar. This month, the Tuesday party takes on the science behind gym class with an athletics-themed night to celebrate the recent opening of the newly renovated SportsZone exhibit. Tickets, $15 for non-members, are available online or by calling 215-448-1200. We strongly recommend scoring tickets now, as this event has a history of selling out.
When: Tuesday, November 10, 7-10 p.m.
Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost: $15 general admission; $10, members
• Tippler’s Tour Yuletide Cheers & Beers
Where can you enjoy a pint, learn about history, and raise a glass alongside a Red Coat soldier? On the Yuletide Cheers & Beers holiday Tippler’s Tour. For the duration of the holiday season, the Tippler’s Tour changes things up with an especially festive take on its weekly pub tour. Tickets are $40 each ($35 for students, seniors and members of the military) and include all tastings and the tour. Starting this week, the Yuletide Cheers & Beers tour departs at 5:30 p.m. from the Historic Philadelphia Center every Thursday from November 12 through December 17.
When: Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., November 12-December 17, 2015
Where: Departs from the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut streets
Cost: $45 for adults; $40 for students, seniors and members of the military
• Mummies and Martinis Happy Hour at the Penn Museum
Guests can mix and mingle amongst ancient artifacts in the Egypt Gallery at the Penn Museum in University City. Admission costs $9 per person and includes one free drink for guests 21+.
When: Thursday, November 12, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Cost: $9, includes one drink
The Tippler’s Tour of historic Philadelphia takes on a holiday vibe for the next month. (Photo courtesy Historic Philadelphia, Inc.)