Chamounix Equestrian Center teaches pony proficiency to eager horsefarers in the balanced seat riding style. Students will hop astride English saddles on one of the center's trained thoroughbreds or quarter horses. In small groups of no more than six, budding giddyuppers spend the first half of the lesson learning safety and basic horsemanship. The second half-hour fosters rider and horse bonding by trotting about the arena and discussing their favorite late-period Romantic poets.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Be prepared to remove your shoes. Visitors should wear or bring socks to tour the Japanese House.
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Feeding the koi fish in the pond.
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Visitors should be prepared to remove their shoes to enter the Japanese House. Bring or wear socks, or we can provide peds.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
Shofuso is the embodiment of friendship between Japan and Philadelphia from 1876 to present day.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Maintaining the Japanese garden to the highest standards.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have the third-ranked Japanese garden in North America, according to the Journal of Japanese Gardening.
During each of its many weekly classes, The Handwork Studio's staff of teachers and professional artists give creative kids a fun, hands-on introduction to expressing themselves through machine sewing, fashion, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and needle felting. Workshops such as A Snip-It of Sewing, A Touch of Handwork, A Feel for Fashion, or A Pinch of Knitting Needle Fencing combine a smaller class size with a curriculum that accommodates children of all ages, except Faulknerian man-children with nonlinear senses of time. Petite purlers can also get a head-start on the holidays with a themed Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day workshop, which supply all the tools, materials, and instruction necessary to create handmade decorations, meet new friends, and build foolproof Cupid traps. All classes must be used within four months of the Groupon.
An elegant fusion of Old-World, small-town charm and state-of-the-art technology, Reel Cinemas theaters allow moviegoers to see box-office hits from the comfort of renovated, stadium-style seats. Many of its screens live in updated and renovated old-school theaters, giving the viewing experience a dash of class. The digital projection and sound are decidedly modern, as is a 3D system that makes films more lifelike than the sweating statues of a balmy wax museum. Moviegoers can stop by locations in Narbeth, Bala Cynwyd, and Wayne.
It’s nighttime along the Schuylkill River. Philly’s skyline sparkles in the distance. You are but 1 of 400 canoeing spectators on stage for a guided history of the area. This is CONSTANTS: a performance journey in history along the Schuylkill River—just one of the many interactive theatrical events featuring song, dance, and vivid visualizations. The show comes to life thanks to the tireless work of Alie Vidich and her envelope-pushing dance company, The Brigade. Founded in 2009, The Brigade straddles the border between dance company, acting troupe, and interactive arts collective.
Children with parents in tow come in droves to squeal with delight at the amazingly expansive Please Touch Museum, housed in the soaring Memorial Hall that was built in 1876 for the Centennial Exhibition. The hands-on play areas are clever, cute and decidedly age-appropriate. On the main floor, kids can bang on musical instruments in a rainforest-themed space, race sailboats in rivers (splash aprons provided!), build and launch foam rockets or pretend to drive a bus. The lower floor features an Alice in Wonderland-themed area, complete with distortion mirrors and mazes, plus a foam-block construction zone, a tiny grocery store and a little hospital. A few areas are set aside for toddlers three and younger, and an extra three dollars at the entrance buys a ticket to ride the more than century-old restored carousel.