Adoption Fees Waived on “Clear the Shelters” Day

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  This is our Jimmy, aka The Dogness. We adopted him nearly six years ago, after the loss of our beloved lab mix, because even though we had three cats at the time the house just didn't feel right without a dog. Jimmy would have been easy to overlook. Unlike most dogs at the shelter, he didn't come running up eagerly when we passed by his cage. But that day, a … [Read more...]

Fun House of Science at the Delaware State Fair


  The Delaware State Fair starts this week and it's gonna be HOT. We've got the skinny on a way to get cool while you're at the fair! The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control invites you to DNREC’s Fun House of Science. All visitors will be given a Game Book that engages visitors in science activities and experiments; visit the … [Read more...]

Born in 1980? Free Admission to Sesame Place

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Born in 1980? So was Sesame Place! Celebrate turning 35 with Sesame by visiting during the week of their birthday, July 27, 2015 - August 2, 2015. You'll get FREE admission! Just head to Guest Relations with a valid photo ID to receive your free single-day admission ticket. First time visiting? Check out our Sesame Place tips here. Limit one single-day admission ticket … [Read more...]

I Scream, You Scream… for Free Good Humor Ice Cream

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Who likes ice cream on a summer's day? Who likes it when the ice cream is FREE? If you're in Philly between now and August 2nd, keep your eyes peeled for the modernized Good Humor truck: it's been updated with 6 digital screens showing live social media feeds, a live menu board reflecting availability and a music/PA system. Here's where the Philly Joy Squad is … [Read more...]

Buy Two, Get One Night of Camping Free

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  Camping is an inexpensive way to get the kids outside and create memories that last. When I was a kid, I saw all sorts of things in the early mornings while camping that I'd never been exposed to before: squirrels scolding overhead, chipmunks darting around, deer just outside our window. For this city kid, those memories meant enough that I went on to move to a rural … [Read more...]

Free Museum Admission with Bank of America Museums on Us

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Free museum admission this weekend for Bank of America cardholders! Your B of A or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card gets you in free to 150 museums nationwide, the first full weekend of every month. Around these parts, these museums are participating: In Delaware: DE Art Museum DE Museum of Natural History Philadelphia: Museum of Art National … [Read more...]

Apple Camp is Back! FREE, Ages 8-12


Apple Camp is a FREE three-day workshop where kids ages 8 to 12 "bring their imaginations to life." This summer, they’ll have two options: learn to make movies in Stories in Motion or create interactive books (complete with their own illustrations and sound effects) in Interactive Storytelling. Stories in Motion: Campers will learn everything they need to create their … [Read more...]

Take a Kid Fishing! Free-Admission Fishing Days

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From the DE Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control: Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying to catch a fish? The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s “Take a Kid Fishing!” program offers five upcoming summer dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and learn … [Read more...]