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Arms & Armor Family Celebration at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Bring your family this Sunday to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to enjoy the Arms & Armor Family Celebration. On Sunday, February 2 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm visitors to the museum can explore the Medieval Gallery at the Museum along with a number of special events related to modern day armor.

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Considering it will be Super Bowl Sunday, this is a fitting event that can be related to the armor that football players wear for protection. During this daytime event families can learn about the modern day armor worn today by firefighters, fencers and even in the natural world: The armadillo! There will be a fencing demonstration by the Fencing Academy of Philadelphia. Families can make their own armor in the Balcony Studio. Armored animals from the Philadelphia Zoo will make an appearance as well.

Here is the schedule of events for the day:

Balcony Studio

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Medieval and Modern Day Armor Demonstrations
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fencing Demonstrations
Starts at 11:30 a.m.

Armored Animals from the Philadelphia Zoo
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fencing Demonstrations
Starts at 1:30 p.m.

This family friendly event is a great deal, as Sunday is “pay what you wish” day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This is a fun way to spend the afternoon with your family before getting ready for the big game on Sunday evening!

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is open on Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Every first Sunday of the month and Wednesday after 5:00 pm is “pay what you wish” admission. The Museum is located at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Parking is available on site at the Museum’s parking garage. For more details and directions see the Museum’s website at



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