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For every human, there are at least 200 million individual insects crawling, flying, and burrowing on the planet. Several thousand of the world’s six-legged rulers make their home at the Insectarium, a huge interactive museum dedicated to these fascinating arthropods. The three-floor museum includes exhibits ranging from live exotic insects and thriving colonies to movie rooms and a man-made spider web playground. Visitors can meet a 12-inch walking stick insect or watch the light glimmer off a metallic gold beetle. Observe the social structure of a functioning beehive and gain an understanding of the pint-sized politics of pheromones as they catalogue which bees the queen deigns to have tea with. Museum attendees can kick back for hour-long travelling shows, which bring insects from distant lands to interact with kids.
8046 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia,
PA
US
A memorable costume can turn a regular Halloween partygoer into a minor celebrity, or at least hide their half-sleeve tattoo of ALF. At D&J Costumes, you can do both of those things via an endless stock of rentable garb, which features everything from pop culture icons to period ensembles and holiday characters. You'll also find racks of accessories covering every bit of exposed wall in the store. These include wigs, hats, and mustaches, as well as masks hoping to get their empty sockets filled in by customers' eyes. Those who prefer to keep their own face out in the open can transform it with a rainbow of cream makeup, stage blood, and greasepaint.
7516 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia,
PA
US
At Thunderbird's four modern bowling arenas, families and friends demolish pins arranged at the end of up to 36 slick lanes. Boulder chuckers slip on chic rental sneakers, pirouette, and send the 12-pound sphere trundling past gutters into a smug stand of pins. The option of bumpers aids little ones in nudging smaller orbs down the timber avenue. Thunderbird's lanes are programmed with AMF automatic scoring, freeing hands from cramp-inducing feats of addition.
3081 Holme Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US
Established: 2013 Handicap Accessible: No Staff Size: 2?10 people Parking: Parking lot Reservations/Appointments: Required Most popular offering: GEM Cruize'n Gold package Pro Tip: Experiences require advance registration in order to reserve preferred vehicle, date, and time. Q&A with Tyler Suarez, Founder and President What makes your business stand out? Golden Era Motors is a one-of-a-kind business that allows its clients the opportunity to drive and experience classic muscle cars. Our clients get to skip the high price tag and demanding time requirements inherent in owning classic cars and cut straight to the best part: driving them! Our clients are a diverse group: some are 25-year-old adrenaline junkies, others drive our cars as a "bucket list" item, and some are simply nostalgic [and] looking to reconnect with some exceptional examples of "American Muscle." What inspired you to start this business? After years of enjoying my own classic cars, I started this business to share the pride and exhilaration that comes with driving them. Years of observation at car shows and "cruise-ins" revealed many in attendance did not actually own vehicles themselves, yet they had a fond appreciation for them. Golden Era Motors (GEM) allows those same fans a taste of what it's like to be in the game rather than on the sidelines. We want our clients to touch and interact with our classic muscle cars. What?s your favorite part about your job? The fringe benefits are tough to argue with! [I love] "test driving" and maintaining the collection. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? We own all of the cars in our collection, and therefore you can be sure they have been properly maintained. We do not rent cars on behalf of private owners or play photography mind games with you. Every photo you see on our website was taken of an actual GEM car.
9050 State Road
Philadelphia,
PA
US
En Pointe's dance instructors bring years of collective experience to the studio's schedule of classes, which edify groups of up to 15 students in nine styles of dance. A combination of barre and floor work hones classical techniques during one-hour ballet classes, which instill pupils with swan-like grace and a knack for tiptoeing down creaky staircases. One-hour tap lessons propel pupils to cultivate rhythm, coordination, and agility, and combo sessions inspire inner cadence in students ages 3–5 with split hours of jazz and ballet or tap. All classes convene on the studio's floating dance floor, which absorbs impact to prevent fatigue, injury, and yet another victory for the apathetic law of gravity.
3114 Willits Rd
Philadelphia,
PA
US
In backyards, on neighborhood blocks, and across green parks, The Party Animals Philadelphia’s large inflatables take shape, transforming any space into fantastic fun houses. Those shapes include large, air-filled slides, regal castles, and more, and they can be accompanied by concessions such as popcorn machines and hot-dog cookers. They do the setup and takedown, allowing party people to attend to their birthdays, carnivals, and corporate events. As a special touch sure to delight the little ones, they can also populate shindigs with costume characters such as Elmo and Winnie the Pooh.
8001 Castor Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US
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