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An interactive educational exhibition about the global refugee crisis, presented by Doctors Without Borders

Philadelphia, PA

Independence Mall

In accordance with security measures in place for an upcoming event on the Independence Mall, Forced From Home will be closed on Monday, November 7. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but we invite you to visit the exhibition when we open again on Tuesday, November 8 at 9:00 a.m. (Existing registrations will be honored throughout the week. School groups will be contacted by our Education Coordinator for rebooking opportunities.)

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Presented by Doctors Without Borders, Forced From Home is a free interactive exhibition designed to raise public awareness of the world’s 65 million refugees. With an experienced Doctors Without Borders aid worker as your guide, you’ll see, hear, and interact with images, stories, and materials gathered from refugee camps, rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world. During the one hour tour you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by those who have been forced from their homes, and the humanitarian solutions offered by Doctors Without Borders.

Forced From Home is free, family friendly, fully accessible, and open to the public. School field trips are welcomeWalk-up any time between 9am and 3.30pm to join the next available tour. 

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Independence Mall


November 5th--13th daily 9am--3.30pm

How to Get Here

The Forced From Home exhibit will be held in the center of Independence Mall out the front of the Independence Visitor Center 1 N Independence Mall W, Philadelphia. Click here for public transportation directions.

599 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Teachers: Bring Your Class

Forced From Home is a great field trip opportunity for students in grades 7-12. Students will meet experienced aid workers who will lead them on a tour of the exhibition that include a variety of hands-on and immersive experiences. For more information about bringing your students to the exhibition, click here.