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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
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Sheffield Tavern, a local pub. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Sheffield Tavern's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Sheffield Tavern offers a variety of drink options. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. You won't feel cramped at Sheffield Tavern, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups. If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Sheffield Tavern. Patrons are often seen swaying in their seats thanks to performances from Sheffield Tavern's live musical groups or DJs. Dance the night away to Sheffield Tavern's live music. The restaurant tends to blast tunes over an already rambunctious crowd, so be ready for thunderous noise here. If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Sheffield Tavern is ultra casual. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Sheffield Tavern cater for you. Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers. You'll find your bill at Sheffield Tavern to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
4501 Sheffield St
Philadelphia,
PA
US
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Fluke's Irish Pub, a local pub. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Fluke's Irish Pub's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Fluke's Irish Pub has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Fluke's Irish Pub has kid-friendly food and seating. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. The patio tables outside of Fluke's Irish Pub are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Get your whole crew together at Fluke's Irish Pub, offering lots of special space for larger parties. Patrons are often seen swaying in their seats thanks to performances from Fluke's Irish Pub's live musical groups or DJs. There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor. This restaurant is very loud, so prepare for a wall of sound. Weekends are when crowds really head to Fluke's Irish Pub, so plan accordingly. Fluke's Irish Pub is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). Don't waste time or money searching for a parking space — pull into the lot next door at no extra charge. Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
7401 State Rd
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
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