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Adventure Aquarium

in Adventure

Open 365 days a year from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Adventure Aquarium continues to offer new opportunities for families to explore, discover and play. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you can count on new hands-on activities, new animals and exhibits and new moments of magic. Check out KidZone, an enchanting playground “under the sea,” and experience seven different touch exhibits to get up close and personal with sharks, stingrays and more.

1 Riverside Drive
08103

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Longwood Gardens

in Botanical Gardens

Watch the Trailer Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective transforms our Gardens into a living canvas where light dances with shadow, music fills the air, and your imagination soars. When the sun sets, your journey begins. Experience a new kind of beauty as you immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and spectacle of Longwood after dark.

1001 Longwood Road
18901

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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

in Botanical Gardens, Museum

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to present day. Shofuso hosts over 30,000 visitors each year from more than 20 different countries.

5070 Parkside Ave, Suite 2104
19131

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(215) 878-5097
Fax: (215) 763-7137

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Philadelphia Zoo

in Animal

he region’s leading family destination and one of the area’s foremost conservation organizations, Philadelphia Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. Leveraging its platform as America’s first zoo, Philadelphia Zoo is working double-time to educate more than 1.2 million annual visitors about animal and environmental conservation via a first-in-the-world animal travel and exploration trail system, called Zoo360.

3400 W Girard Ave
19104

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(215) 243-1100
Fax: (215) 243-5219

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Franklin Institute Science Museum

in Museum

In 1824, the Franklin Institute opened in Independence Hall to honor Benjamin Franklin and his inventiveness. In 1934, with the construction of the current building and the adjacent Fels Planetarium, it became a hands-on science museum. Today, it holds the distinction of being Pennsylvania’s most visited museum. In the museum’s rotunda, a 20-foot-tall marble statue pays homage to the institute’s eponymous scientist and Founding Father.

222 N. 20th Street
19103

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Washington Crossing Historical Park

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Washington Crossing Historic Park offers more than 500 acres of American history, natural beauty and family fun. The park preserves the site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River and turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. There is always something happening at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Please join us for one of our many special events.

1112 River Road
18977

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Liberty Bell

in Heritage, Museum, Historic, Museum, Historic, Nat'l Historic Landmark

The State House bell, now known as the Liberty Bell, rang in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House. Today, we call that building Independence Hall. Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly Isaac Norris first ordered a bell for the bell tower in 1751 from the Whitechapel Foundry in London. That bell cracked on the first test ring. Local metalworkers John Pass and John Stow melted down that bell and cast a new one right here in Philadelphia.

143 S. 3rd Street
19106

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Independence Seaport Museum

in Museum, Museum

Located on Philadelphia's Penn's Landing. Includes Admiral Dewey's 1898 flagship at the Battle of the Manila Bay, USS Olympia, and a WWII submarine. The Independence Seaport Museum is a museum dedicated to the maritime history of the Philadelphia region and other major urban ports along the Delaware River. It sits in the Penn's Landing complex along the Delaware River in Philadelphia.

211 South Christopher Columbus Blvd
19106

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Mercer Museum

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The Mercer Museum is a history museum of everyday life in America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Henry Mercer (1856-1930) gathered the collection and constructed the Museum.The collection of some 40,000 objects documents the lives and tasks of early Americans through the tools that met their needs and wants prior to the Industrial Revolution, or about 1850. Visitors can choose their own paths through the Museum.

84 South Pine Street
18901

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National Museum of American Jewish History

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Through the use of evocative objects, telling moments and state-of-the-art interactive technologies, the museum traces the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans and invites visitors of all backgrounds to share their own stories, too. The museum was founded during the wave of museum-building in Philadelphia surrounding the 1976 Bicentennial celebration. The collection started with only 40 objects in its first year and has since grown to include more than 20,000 artifacts.

101 S Independence Mall E
19106

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