Back to School Science Day! @ Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Newtown Square [2 September]

Back to School Science Day!

11:00 - 16:00

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Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
3900 N Sandy Flash Dr, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073
Going back to school CAN be all fun and games! Did you know that colonial people experimented with science every day? From making butter, to getting water from the well, to dyeing their clothes, every day was Science Day. Join us on the farm to conduct your own scientific experiments—dye a handkerchief using indigo and madder root (see event picture); churn butter and discover how baking is like chemistry; create and use simple machines to perform chores, use a tape measure to calculate the weight of our oxen, and more!

To find the Plantation, please use GPS address 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073.

Admission: Admission is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under age 4 are free. Last admission is at 3:00pm.

The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an authentic living history site with the purpose of enhancing understanding of 1760-90 farm life in Southeastern Pennsylvania by providing high quality, research based experiences to the public. Located within Ridley Creek State Park, the 112 acres of the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation provide the context of early American history, the setting where the impact of King George's taxes was felt, the American melting pot began to simmer, and American ingenuity took root. The Plantation is open weekends March 25-November 26, 2017, and school programs, group tours and summer camps are available on weekdays. For more information, visit or like us on Facebook.
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