Event - Garden Railway Grand Opening
|Time||1:00pm - 3:00pm|
|Address||100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
|Description||Storytime magic will be around every bend of the rails this season! Discover the sea-shell encrusted castle of Hans Christian Anderson's tucked inside a curve of one of the fifteen rail lines. Around the bend from another era, the humble houses of The Three Little Pigs can be found, a tale first told by Joseph Jacobs in 1890. And nestled in the woods beyond the trestle bridge, you just might find Charles Perrault's "Sleeping Beauty's Castle," covered with forbidding brambles and thorns.
Morris Arboretum will delight you with houses and palaces and castles from these and other beloved tales and unforgettable classic storybooks. To kick off this magical summer, children are invited to wear their favorite character's costume during the grand opening celebration. Princesses, cowboys, wizards, and pirates are all welcome and may make a craft activity. And the first 125 people will enjoy free ice cream beginning at 1 pm.
Garden Railway is open from 10 am-4 pm during the week and 10 am-5 pm on the weekends through September 5th. Thursday evenings in June, July and August, the Arboretum is open until 8:30 pm and the trains will run until 8 pm.
$7 - $16
Children under 3 and Penn cardholders are free.