River Alive Nights

Enjoy a night out at Independence Seaport Museum that includes a unique lab activity, a feature program you won't be able to stop talking about and drinks that surround the theme of the night. All attendees must be 21+ years old. 1 drink ticket included with registration. 

Discover new things about the Philadelphia waterfront relating to its history, science and natural environment while meeting new people. 

River Alive Nights Schedule 
July 13 - Survivor: Petty Island 
September 14 - Frequent Flyers 
November 9 - Time Traveling Waterfront

July 13: Survivor: Petty Island  
If you were stranded on an island (Petty Island, in the Delaware River, actually), how would you survive? Plan your adventure without leaving the mainland and craft your own model with found object boatbuilding. Become one with nature as you identify and dissect edible plants. Take in a bird's eye view with Courtney Douds of Philly Falconry who will discuss the sport of falconry with her live red-tailed hawk and other specimens. Master basic survival skills such as fire starting and shelter set-ups from Jim Shields, bushcraft and survival teacher, and competitor on History Channel's, Alone. While away the lonely hours with a make-and-take steam-bent bracelet and learn how to signal rescuers with Morse code. If you make it to our historic ships (Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna), admission is included. 1 drink ticket to quench your thirst on the island included with registration... so use it wisely. 21+ Cash bar available. 

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Cost: $14 for members 
$18 for non-members

September 14: Frequent Flyers 
Look to the skies and you can see it's migration season for birds and monarchs. Learn who's overhead with bird sight and call identification or who might be staying behind for a little while longer in the wetlands, as you quench your thirst with the evening's signature cocktail. Help our winged friends safely fly south for the winter by making your own window clings and meet our special avian guest, soaring through town for one night only. 

November 9: Time Traveling Waterfront 
Philadelphia's rivers and streams have been its life source since our city was founded but they haven't always looked the way they do today. How did islands "disappear" from the Delaware? And why? Travel through time and space without leaving the Museum to discover how water has shaped our city, how we have shaped our waterways, and how industry and environment are learning to live more harmoniously on our shores. Toast to the health of the river with a special beverage.  

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