Museums & Zoos in Philadelphia, PA

Museums

MUSEUMS and ZOOS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We've compiled a listing of children's museums, zoos, planetariums and other attractions of interest in twenty major cities across the country. Also included are the quirky and unusual, like the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, the Dog Museum in St. Louis, and the Nashville Toy Museum! Be sure and call to confirm hours and exhibits before you go--these things change frequently, particularly at smaller museums. And go in the morning to avoid the crowds. But most of all, enjoy an enlightening experience with your kids! Credit cards listed are: MC (Mastercard), VI (VISA), AE (American Express), DI (Diners Club), DS (Discover), CB (Carte Blanch) - - - PHILADELPHIA, PA Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Allow 2 hours minimum. Monday-Friday 10-4:30, Saturday-Sunday and holidays 10-5; closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $$, (215) 299-1000. Please Touch Museum, 210 North 21st Street. Allow 1 hour minimum. Daily 9-4:30; Closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $$, Phone (215) 963-0667. E-Mail: marketing@pleasetouchmuseum.org. Zoological Gardens, 3400 West Girard Avenue. Allow at least 2 hours. Children's zoo open daily 10am-4:30pm. Zoo open Monday-Friday 9:30m-5pm, Saturday, Sunday & holidays 9:30am-6pm. Closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 24-25. Admission $$. Phone (215) 243-1100. Zoo Online: webmaster@philadelphiazoo.org. Franklin Institute Science Museum, 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Allow at least 4 hours. Open daily 9:30am-5pm. Closed holidays. Admission $$. Combination ticket including Fels Planetarium and Tuttleman Omniverse Theater $$$. Phone 215-448-1200. Email: webteam@www.fi.edu.

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