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#PlacesToGoThingsToDo // Week of April 8, 2013

Places To Go, Things To Do

WHAT: Brandywine Zoo
WHERE: 1001 North Park Drive
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, Delaware 19802
Phone: (302) 571-7747
Fax: (302) 571-7787

WHEN: Open Year Round


Open year round, the zoo is home to 120 animals representing 56 species on 12 acres. The Brandywine Zoo is dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The Brandywine Zoo is managed as part of Wilmington State Parks by the Division of Parks and Recreation with the support of your membership and donations to the Delaware Zoological Society.

Please call Brandywine Zoo before you set on your journey, to make sure it is open – we try our best to keep information on the website up to date, but it is always worth checking before you leave.

Also it may be worth clicking the link for Brandywine Zoo website, so see if there are any special events or seasonal things to do that may be going on throughout the day.


Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 

Culminating Event & The Time Machine Exhibit
WHEN: April 27, 2013
(215) 546-PIFA
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns in 2013 for its second city-wide celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity.

This year’s the theme “If You Had a Time Machine…” features new and innovative works will transport audiences through time, tracing the ideas of past visionaries, examining current cultural events and fast-forwarding to imagine the possibilities for what’s yet to come.

More than 50 local arts and cultural organizations will put on dozens of events throughout the month ranging from music and theater to visual arts and family-friendly acts.

The culminating event of the month-long arts festival, the PIFA Street Fair will once again take over Broad Street from Chestnut to Lombard with a day of street performances, live music, food, special events and more on April 27, 2013.

The Time Machine
The Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza is now home to a 100-foot interactive art installation that will lead visitors on a free, daily journey through time. The installation is open everyday of the festival, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to midnight Wednesday through Saturday.

The Cape May County Park and Zoo

WHERE: Located one mile north of Cape May Court House, on Rte. 9
WHEN: Daily

Located one mile north of Cape May Court House, on Rte. 9 and Crest Haven Road, the 128 acre Cape May County Park & Zoo is open year ’round seven days a week. The Zoo is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (closing at 4:45 p.m. in the summer). The Park hours are 9:00 a.m. to Dusk.

Considered one of the best full-system parks in the state, the Cape May County Park & Zoo offers plenty of recreational facilities such as playground areas, tennis and volleyball courts, baseball fields, nature, walking, jogging and bike trails and fresh water fishing.

While many visitors go to the Park & Zoo to find something to do, just as many go to just relax and enjoy a leisurely walk, an outdoor concert or sit and think among the natural surroundings. A visit to the Park & Zoo is pleasant alternative to the beaches. There are plenty of benches, shade trees, covered pavilions, picnic tables, open-pit barbecues and clean restrooms available for family outings.

Over 100 species of wildlife are housed in the beautiful setting of this well maintained zoo. Come see the playful otters, tigers, bobcats, reindeer, zebra, goats and bears.

Make our friends, your friends. Plan to spend a day amid the peaceful surroundings of Cape May County Park & Zoo. Admission is free.




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