Summer’s end feels different this year for those of us sending kids back to virtual classrooms. Days may be getting shorter, but vacation seems longer, maybe because school feels less real. If class doesn’t last a full day, what’s to stop a kid from making a lunch date with an aquarium-dwelling porcupine, or watching Trolls on a weekday night at the Fairmount Park drive-in?
Author Kwame Alexander is doing his part to get us back to business by teaming up with educational app Adventure Academy, but Philadelphia’s Parks & Rec will still keep us up past bedtimes on weeknights through September with drive-in movies. Need more proof Labor Day doesn’t mark summer’s end? The drive-through edition of Jurassic Quest lasts a full week past the holiday.
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12:30 & 1:30 p.m. Monday–Friday, 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 2 visitors for $60, 3 for $85, 4 for $110, plus admission ($32 adult, $22 ages 2–12, reservations required at adventureaquarium.com). Call 800–616–5297 to book (ages 5 and up).
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