Welcome to the "Beyond the Bell" calendar page! We currently have special events scheduled for the months of April and May, as well as a number of ongoing events and activities that can be enjoyed for as long as the weather remains decent.
Friday, April 25th
Stargazing Returns to the Seaport
The Philadelphia spring science thing kicks off with an "Astronomy Night" again. Sites throughout the city will be training their telescopes on the celestial sights, and the public is invited to join in. Like last year, the Independence Seaport Museum will be participating. Unlike last year, when the full moon dominated and Saturn delighted, this year's best planets to observe will be Jupiter and Mars. Come on down and see if you can see the latter's infamous "canals" from Philly's fabulous river front.
Saturday, April 26th
160th Anniversary of Bible House
One hundred sixty years ago, in 1854, the building now known as Bible House was built. It has been the home of the nation's first bible society ever since. To celebrate 160 years of history, a historical marker has been commissioned and will be unveiled. All are welcome to attend.
Saturday, May 24th
Maritime Day Celebration
The national nautical tradition takes center stage on the Delaware River waterfront all day on Saturday, May 24th, when Penn's Landing hosts Maritime Day, offers tours of the SUNY Maritime College's training ship and lets visitors visit real local working tugboats. There will also be boat races, exhibitions, demonstrations, and fun for all ages.
Historic Philadelphia offers outdoor history tours, after hours events, and pub crawls. All of the details are on our Shows and Tours page.