The time to relax is coming! Our students and teachers here at 21CCCS work SO hard; they have earned a little rest and relaxation. But, what to do? Not everyone can hop a plane to the Congo, or afford a cruise of the Mediterranean. Spring break is the time of the school year just before the final stretch to summer. It is a great time to focus on something educational and interesting—to help stimulate our minds and challenge us in new ways. So, what can folks across the commonwealth do to charge their brains and still have fun? Check out a few of these options!
1.) Crystal Cave Park, Kutztown, PA: This is a spot that offers a tour of underground crystal caves for just $12.50 per person. An educational 45-minute tour can show you and your children a variety of stalactites, stalagmites, and dropstone formations that were discovered back in 1871. This is easy to get to and sure to impress. For more details, click here: http://www.crystalcavepa.com/
2.) The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA: You might consider visiting the academy. Their permanent exhibits include butterflies, a dinosaur hall, dioramas of Africa, Asia, and North America, as well as a live animal center. The museum is open to the public for $15 per adult. For more details, click here: http://www.ansp.org/visit/
3.) Penn’s Cave, Centre Hall, PA: This spot is open year round and offers visitors the opportunity to view an underground stream and wildlife. You can choose between touring the only the cavern, or the wildlife (both is an option, too!). Rates vary up to $30 per person, based on which things you would like to tour. For more details, click here: http://www.pennscave.com/
4.) The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA: This is a great museum offering insight into science explorations. The institute is currently featuring an exhibit on the Titanic (through April). Rates range from $12.50-25.00 per person, depending on which exhibits/attractions you would like to see. For more details, click here: http://www2.fi.edu/
5.) The Kennett Symphony of Chester County: Kennett Square, PA: Why not book tickets to hear the symphony? Their season has begun, and the sounds are wonderful! Check out their schedule and consider tickets for your family! For more details, click here: http://www.kennettsymphony.org/
6.) Road Trip to Hamburg, Hamburg, PA: Looking for something to do for a few days? Hamburg is a spot offering over 200 years of history. You and your family can explore attractions such as “Roadside America,” “The Gallery of Hamburg,” “The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum,” and the “Blue Rocks.” There is so much to do! Plan a few days for yourselves and explore. For more details, click here: http://hamburgpa.org/