Second Saturday: Go the Distance

12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


APS Museum

104 South Fifth St

Philadelphia, PA 19106 

Second Saturday at the APS Museum

Second Saturday: Go the Distance 

Saturday, September 14th from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Visit the American Philosophical Society Museum from 12 - 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month this summer for free, hands-on activities geared towards families!

Create your own countryside or city and try your hand at surveying! Many tools helped surveyors accurately measure different landscapes, like the Gunter’s chain. Come see a Gunter’s chain in action and use a miniature version to measure your own landmarks. You can even discuss your mapping ideas with Charles Mason, of the Mason-Dixon Line!

Every second Saturday of the month, June through September, the APS Museum will have free educational activities for families, individuals, and all visitors to enjoy.


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