Visit Philly : National Liberty Museum Exhibits

After a relaxing first day in Philadelphia that ended with visiting the The Penn's Landing area, we were ready to hit the main historic attractions and kid friendly museums like The National Liberty Museum.

Philly National Liberty Museum Exhibits

Since the National Liberty Museum is partly famous for their life-size jellybean children and butterflies exhibit, I made this our first stop of the day. I wondered what my son would think about the jellybean children. But the Nat. Liberty Museum offered visitors lots more then just "Jelly Bean People"

Philly National Liberty Museum Exhibits
Philly National Liberty Museum ExhibitsPhilly National Liberty Museum Exhibits

The National Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving freedom and democracy by fostering good character and understanding for all people through education. The Nat. Liberty Museum had amazing exhibits of glass art and heroes from around the world that highlighted both the strength and fragility of democracy. These exhibits recognize the role each person plays in safeguarding freedom.

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After a quick tour on the 1st floor, we headed downstairs to the education center to see the interactive "Heroes of Character" exhibits and glass art. The Heroes of Character exhibit provided children different ways to learn about past and current heroes by answering fun facts and questions.

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Children could also take a photo with their favorite hero. After answering questions about their personality and life goals, the system matched them with a hero their most like. Then they pose for a photo. While it was cute to see my son paired with Martin Luther King, I have to admit it's probably more my hero type since I was the one answering the questions *chuckle*

Philly National Liberty Museum Exhibits
Philly National Liberty Museum ExhibitsPhilly National Liberty Museum Exhibits

The art glass exhibit featured different glass sculptures that have though provoking messages. While the kids can't touch them, I though they were beautiful and a great way to start a conversation with children about racial and culture diversity.

Philly National Liberty Museum Exhibits

We next headed to the 2nd floor, where we saw Dale Chihuly’s 20-foot “Flame of Liberty.” It's really an amazing piece of art!

Philly National Liberty Museum ExhibitsPhilly National Liberty Museum Exhibits
Philly National Liberty Museum ExhibitsPhilly National Liberty Museum Exhibits

Also on that floor were other exhibits that highlighted Peace Seekers and Ordinary People...Extraordinary Acts, that included a replica of Nelson Mandela's jail cell.

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As we walked across the hall to the next room, we stopped to admire the hallway exhibit Inspiration. As a mother with a child considered to have special needs, I was very touched to read about the amazing lives celebrities and heroes like James Earl Jones and Albert Einstein have enjoyed despite having challenges of different forms.

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The next exhibit we visited were fun for both me and my son since they featured the famous "Jelly Bean People". While I loved the idea of diversity and tolerance behind the exhibit, my son of liked the moving butterflies and of course the jellybean, even if he can't eat any.

While we only shared a few of the The National Liberty Museum exhibits, there's much more to see and do like the museum's Free Art Workshop & Tour for Visitors

Every Saturday (with the cost of admission), visitors can receive a free guided tour of the Museum's eight galleries of exhibits, interactives and glass art. The tour will be followed by a hands-on art project by a professional artist/educator. related to one of the Museum's themes, including Heroes of Character, Peaceful Ways to Resolve Conflicts, Appreciation for Diversity and more.

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Please Note: My family attractions passes are covered by Greater Philadelphia Tourism. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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