Cultural Institutions

Family & Kids

Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

100 North Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131

The Horticulture Center, a modern exhibition hall and greenhouse, is located in beautiful Fairmount Park. The Center was built in 1979 and sits on the site of the former Horticultural Hall, and the 1876 Centennial Exposition building. The grounds and greenhouses are open daily and the venue can host private parties from 100 to 1,200 guests.

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Philadelphia Zoo

3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. This was the first zoo in the United States and opened in 1874.

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Memorial Hall – Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum, Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA, United States

In 1876, the Centennial Exhibition, the first major World’s Fair held in the United States, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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The Franklin Institute

222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

Lively, family-friendly science museum with many interactive exhibits & displays plus a planetarium

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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin PkwyPhiladelphia, PA 19103

A leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science and founded in 1812. Visitors to the Academy have the opportunity to get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, meet live animals, and explore a tropical garden filled with live butterflies.

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Free Library of Philadelphia

1901 Vine St Philadelphia, PA 19103

The cornerstone of Philadelphia's Free Library System. Opened in 1927, the Parkway Central Library contains more than 7 million items and many special collections.

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