What does it mean to you?
The week is almost over.
You can’t believe the week is not over.
When is this week going to be over?
I have said it so many times. Evenings in our house can be tricky. So I am always happy to try something new during the week when it pops up. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has launched a new program based on the success of their Sunday Early Bird Read and Look program called Night Owl Read and Look.
Wednesday, February 13th will be the very first Night Owl Read and Look. The Night Owl Read and Look (ages 3-7) program is a little bit story time and a little bit craft. The kick off book will be Little Owl’s Night and then the PMA follows it up with a craft in one of the galleries…yes that is right they are going to bust out a kiddie craft right in the middle of master piece central. If they are brave enough to let our kids do it who are we to stop them? Also I don’t want to leave out that pajamas are welcome!
The PMA was kind enough to let me partner with them on this event to make it a Hipster Henry Play Date. I will be going to enjoy the PMA with my boys and of course review the Night Owl Read and Look program. I would LOVE it if you would join us and help me review the program. I know the PMA works really hard to make a place filled with priceless artwork kid friendly. I know it sounds crazy but I have to hand it to them…they love kids. Please join me at the very first Night Owl Read and Look and help me review this new program for other parents. It will be great to meet some more Philly / Jersey Moms at the event and then hear what you thought about it afterwards.
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Know Before You Go:
1. THE CAFETERIA WILL NOT BE OPEN. You will be going into the galleries where children cannot have food or drink. PMA policy is if you bring a snack along, it has to either be checked in the coat room or concealed in a bag while in the galleries.
2. There are spots for 30 kids (grown-ups do not need tickets, but children do need to be accompanied by an adult). You cannot get “tickets” in advance. You just get them with they arrive.
3. There isn’t a special parking deal on Wednesday Nights. Here is the PMA parking policy as it appears on the web:
Museum visitors: $12 for the first 4 hours, $2 for each additional hour.
Museum members: first hour FREE, $8 for the next 4 hours, $2 for each additional hour.
Parking ticket must be validated inside the Museum to receive these rates. Rates only apply during Museum hours. Member card must be shown at time of validation. The parking garage is located on the West side of the main Museum building. You may access the lot via Art Museum Drive or Waterworks Drive.
Designated accessible parking for vehicles with the appropriate disability permits are available on the Upper Terrace of the Museum. These spaces are limited and based on availability.
Museum members: $8 flat rate
Museum visitors: $12
(cash only, pay upon entry)
*Worth Mentioning from me.
Kelly Drive Parking Lot
There is always the Parking Lot that everyone used for Kelly Drive. This is free but with littles in the dark a little bit of a hike.