Lucy the Elephant

Address
9200 Atlantic Ave Margate City, NJ 08402

Mission:

“The mission of the Save Lucy Committee is to restore, preserve, and interpret Lucy the Elephant for continued use in her historic capacity as a major tourist attraction, representing a unique aspect of architectural history and the history of Margate City within the growth of New Jersey seaside communities during the late nineteenth century to the hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life and all over the Globe who come to visit her”.

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The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking X
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting X
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room
Memorable X
Spacious
Whiteness
Cool visitor materials X
Student discount

Hours:
Winter closed
April, November, December: Wed, Thu, Fri 11-4; weekends, 10-5; closed Mon & Tues.
May thru mid-June, Sept & Oct: Mon thru Fri 11-4; weekends 10-5
Mid June thru Labor Day: Mon thru Sat 10-8; Sundays 10-5
Labor Day Monday 10-5
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Price:
Adults: $8
Children under 12 yrs old: $4
Children under 2 yrs old: Free

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My favorite Animal

Lucy the elephant is a perfect place to take kids. When I was much younger spending days at the beach with my mom in Longport, we would take walks to Lucy. This gave us the opportunity to get out of the heat and get lunch on the deck at the restaurant next door. It was an inexpensive way to retreat on a sunny day. Lucy the elephant has been a tavern, a hotel, a home, and now a museum. She has been through hurricanes, snow storms, and fires. Thankfully she has withstood it all to continue to bring joy to many.

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I Love Lucy

The employees are kind and the gift shop is filled with every elephant novelty that you could imagine. The tour is short but the information is fascinating. You are show a short video and given a tour of the elephant. In the end you are lead to the top of Lucy where you see a beautiful view of Margate including the waterfront. Lucy’s uniqueness speaks for itself. I highly recommend making the trip.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking X
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation X
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting X
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room X
Memorable X
Spacious X
Whiteness
Cool visitor materials X
Student discount X

Mission Statement

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, in partnership with the city, the region, and art museums around the globe, seeks to preserve, enhance, interpret, and extend the reach of its great collections in particular, and the visual arts in general, to an increasing and increasingly diverse audience as a source of delight, illumination and lifelong learning.

Admission

Access for two consecutive days to main Museum building, Perelman Building, Rodin Museum, and Historic House Mount Pleasant.
Adults: $20
Seniors (65 & over): $18
Students (with valid ID): $14
Youth (13–18): $14
Children (12 & under): Free
Members (Join): Free

*Holiday Hours

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and the 4th of July
Open normal hours on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day
Memorial Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
** Select galleries are open Friday evenings.

Main Building
Mondays: Closed *
Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday** evenings: open until 8:45 p.m.

Perelman Building

Mondays: Closed *
Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday evenings: Closed

Rodin Museum
Tuesdays: Closed *
Wednesday-Monday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
For more information visit http://www.rodinmuseum.org >>

Historic Houses
April through December Guided Public Tours
Learn more about the Historic Houses >>

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the place where my love and passion for the arts began. My parents would take us to the museum to walk around and look at the work. My brother always insisting on stopping at the armory and My favorite stops would always be seeing the bronze Degas dancer. In high school I had the opportunity to have an Artist come to our school and teach us the art of Stain Glass. We hand carfted our own Stain Glass which was displayed at the Museum and enterered into a contest in which my class recieved 2nd place.

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College gave me the opportunity to be a neighbor of a museum I have always loved. As a Westphal student I am given the opporrunity to have a student membership which gives me the opportunity to enter the museum free of charge. This opportunity has given me the chance to incorporate the museum into my daily life. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has grown with me. I owe so much of my knowledge and life experience to the Museum and I hope that you will be able to see some aspects of the museums that you enjoy as well.

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The Philadelphia museum of art is a wonderful experience! The museum is surrounded by water and a beautiful trail that leads you past boat house row. If you are a pop culture fan this is also where you will find the infamous steps that Rocky used as part of athletic routine. His statue will be found out front of the museum.

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The employees are wonderful. The security guards will talk to you about the art which is a refreshing experience. Their passion fills the halls and it makes the experience noteworthy. The maps are helpful but take your time, walk to exhibits that interest you because there are so many topics within the museum you really get to dictate how you spend your time and what type of experience you have. There are signs throughout the museum but a lot of the halls look very similar so if you do in fact get lost the guards are very helpful. If you are traveling with kids there are a few things you must see. There is a tea house that is life size which really gives you the ability to feel surrounded by the art. There is also a few more exhibits that give you the same feeling. These exhibits give you the ability to travel the world without ever leaving Philadelphia. As an adult the impressionist collection really is worth visiting. I also recommend viewing the modern art. Enjoy your visit. Feel free to comment or ask questions.

National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History

14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C., 20001

The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking
Sensible way finding
Accessible Public Transportation X
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room
Memorable X
Spacious
Whiteness
Cool visitor materials X
Student discount

Mission
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History dedicates its collections and scholarship to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many people. We create opportunities for learning, stimulate imaginations, and present challenging ideas about our country’s past.

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Hours and Admission

The Museum is open 10:00am to 5:30pm every day except December 25. Admission is always free and no tickets are required. The schedule is subject to change so please check our website for the latest information.

Walk through Our History

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The National Museum of American History is fairly large so be sure to keep that in mind when planning your trip. The building has beautiful ceilings so LOOK UP! The museum provides maps but the beauty of this museum is that the exhibits do not connect so travel through the museum as you please. Don’t worry the signage is well placed within the museum so if you need a bathroom or an exit it will be easy to find. Be aware at certain points the paths did become over crowded so take that into account if you are planning to bring strollers and wheel chairs during your visit. The National Museum of American History is perfect for all age groups. The museum covers topics that run the gamut such as pop culture, transportation and women’s suffrage. The museum incorporates many visual aids and interactive pieces that will interest all ages!

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

I had a few exhibits that I really loved. America on the move was an exhibit that walked you through the transportation of America’s time. The exhibit was so interactive and large. It was so much fun to walk through and see these modes of transportation. There was a “Bus Stop”. Upon entering the bus you are spoken to by the driver and you feel as if the bus is on the move. There also is an exhibits that holds everything from costumes from Wicked to the Ruby Slippers used in The Wizard of Oz. These wonderful pieces give you the opportunity to see so many different items that have impacted America over time in so many different ways.

Learning to cook with Julia Child

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I loved this ! Julia Child’s Kitchen was recreated within this museum. There are specific details of the filming of her cooking show and in-depth descriptions of how certain aspects of her kitchen were altered in order to fit into Julia’s preferences. I absolutely recommend visiting this exhibit.

There are more pictures within the Gallery if you are interested. I would love to hear your feedback if you are looking for more information or have a question please feel free to let me know !