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Open Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm. www.phil­a­mu­ 2525 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave., 215.763.8100. RODIN MU­SEUM  The largest col­lec­tion of the sculp­tor’s work out­side Paris. Casts of his most fa­mous works, such as “The Thinker” and “The Gates of Hell,” are nes­tled into this ren­o­vated oa­sis on the Park­way, with lush gar­dens and neo­clas­si­cal Beaux Arts build­ing. Free daily tour W-M at 12:00 pm. Sug­gested ad­mis­sion: $7-10. $20, grants ac­cess for two con­sec­u­tive days to the main build­ing, Perel­man Build­ing, the Rodin Mu­seum, and His­toric Houses Mt Pleas­ant and Cedar Grove. Open W-M 10 am-5 pm. www.rod­in­mu­ 2151 Ben Franklin Park­way, 215.763.8100. 215.228.8364; Cedar Grove, Lans­downe Drive and Cedar Grove Drive, 215.763.8100; Sweet­briar, Sweet­briar Drive, 215.222.1333. FREE LI­BRARY OF PHILADEL­PHIA: CEN­TRAL LI­BRARY Unique hold­ings run the gamut from 4,000-year-old clay tablets to a col­lec­tion of or­ches­tral mu­sic that num­bers more than 13,000 com­po­si­tions and, of course, lots of books. Au­thor events are fre­quent, as no­table writ­ers of­ten make this a stop on na­tional book tours. Open M-Th 9 am-9 pm, F 9 am- 6 pm, Sa 9 am-5 pm, Su 1-5 pm. www.freel­i­ 1901 Vine St., 215.686.5322. hor­ti­cul­tural en­thu­si­asts. The Hor­ti­cul­ture Cen­ter fea­tures a vis­i­tor cen­ter and green­house, while the ar­bore­tum hosts ponds, a Ja­panese maple col­lec­tion, an ev­er­green col­lec­tion, sculp­tures of po­ets and mu­si­cians and plants of all types. Free ad­mis­sion; do­na­tions ac­cepted. Open to the pub­lic seven days a week. Green­houses: Daily 9 am-3 pm. Ar­bore­tum: Daily 9 am-5 pm. www. fair­mount­park­con­ser­ 100 N. Hor­ti­cul­tural Dr., 215.685.0096. LINVILLA OR­CHARDS  It’s worth a trip to Me­dia, PA. to visit this beau­ti­ful 300-acre farm where visi­tors are in­vited to pick their own fruits and veg­eta­bles straight from the vine or pur­chase a del­i­cacy from Linvilla’s bak­ery. Hayrides, camp fires, a large an­i­mal pet­ting zoo and monthly fes­ti­vals make Linvilla a per­fect place for chil­dren and adults alike. This month: “Pump­kin­land,” through Nov. 6. Open daily 9 am- 6 pm. 137 W. Knowl­ton Rd., Me­dia, Pa., 610.876.7116.

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