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(Rear Adm. David Pimpo signs the agreement aboard the USS Olympia.  John Brady, CEO of the Independence Seaport Museum, stands alongside.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

US Navy, Seaport Museum Working Together on Science Training For Philadelphia Youth

The agreement was signed aboard the historic USS Olympia, on Penn’s Landing.

11/03/2014

(credit: Delaware Sea Grant)

World’s Largest Fleet Of Model Ships — Made Entirely Of LEGOS — To Dock In Philadelphia This September

It’s called TEACH FLEET, and its purpose is to get LEGO-loving kids excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

08/28/2014

(Kids play at the Independence Seaport Museum, thanks to the "Casey Cares" Foundation.  Photo by Dustin Wingate)

A Day at a Philadelphia Museum For Kids Who Really Need Some Fun

A few dozen children were taking a break from their struggles with life-threatening diseases to enjoy a much-needed day out at the Independence Seaport Museum.

07/15/2014

(Harry Snyder, second from right, says he was "twenty-two, terrified, and determined" when he landed on Normandy beach 70 years ago.   Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Honors World War II Vets At Independence Seaport Ceremony

“War is hell. No doubt about it,” said Harry Snyder (second from right in photo), now 92 years old.

06/06/2014

Commodore John W. Anderson's Flag from the SS United States' maiden voyage. (Credit: Tom Rickert)

Hear Philly: Discover America’s Flagship At The Seaport Museum

This ship has a lot of stories to tell. Her name is the SS United States, and she spent the better part of two decades as America’s Flagship, breaking speed records across the Atlantic Ocean, and serving as the luxurious temporary home to many famous travelers.

05/02/2014

An observer watches as a smoke flare is deployed to mark an unidentified object spotted from a RNZAF P3 Orion during search operations for wreckage and debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean on April 4, 2014, near Australia. (Photo by Nick Perry - Pool/Getty Images)

Local Expert Discusses Limitations In Deep Water Search For Missing Plane

KYW’s John McDevitt spoke with a local expert on submarines and their limitations in the search for a black box.

04/08/2014

(The USS Olympia, on Penn's Landing.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Historic Ship, USS Olympia, Will Remain in Philadelphia

Officials say the Spanish-American War-era ship will remain docked at Penn’s Landing after efforts to find it a home elsewhere in the country fell through.

04/02/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Sweet Sugar Cane Exhibit At Seaport Museum

You can learn all about sugar, its origins, and Philadelphia’s long history of candy-making at the Independence Seaport Museum’s ‘Oh Sugar!’ exhibit.

12/09/2013

CASANOVA 1 Photo Credit Jen Duffy, Adventure Aquarium

Top Activities For Kids In Philadelphia Over Thanksgiving Weekend

While the kids may appreciate that gift once they receive it, what they really want during this long weekend is something to do!

11/19/2013

(credit: John Ostapkovich)

Submarine Veterans Remember Fallen Comrades During Memorial Service At Penn’s Landing

Dozens of people, many of them veterans of the submarine service, gathered at Penn’s Landing on Monday to remember those who gave their lives below the waves.

11/11/2013

(Credit: www.seaportmuseum.org)

Organizers Make Final Preparations Ahead Of Old City Seaport Festival This Weekend

The Old City Seaport Festival is taking place this weekend. Organizers are promising a family-friendly few days of tall ships, fine food and even a pirate battle.

10/10/2013

Michael Flynn, center, leads the "Honor, Sacrifice, and Freedom Tour" to a stop at Christ Church.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Old City Walking Tour Focuses on History of Those Who Served

The “Honor, Sacrifice, and Freedom Tour” covers 13 sights in Philadelphia and one in Camden (at the Battleship New jersey, which you’ll just be able to look at from afar).

09/10/2013

(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

More Than One Hundred Lego Ships On Display At Independence Seaport Museum

A temporary exhibit of hand-built model ships made of Legos sailed through the Independence Seaport Museum this weekend.

09/07/2013

(Credit: Independence Seaport Museum.)

Ahoy! Seaport Museum Celebrates Coast Day This Saturday

Coast Day activities include a tug boat festival and kayak rides as well as a trio of events at the Seaport Museum.

09/03/2013

Ryan Berley, guest curator at the sugar exhibit at the Independence Seaport Museum, which kicks off Friday. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Sweet New Exhibit In Philadelphia Focuses On Sugar Trade

“Oh, Sugar!” kicks off Friday at the Independence Seaport Museum.

08/12/2013

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