Visitors Guide: Family friendly

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Tajiri a four year old female african lion with her four cubs at the Philadelphia Zoo on Friday, September 5, 2014. The mother and cubs are being monitored before being exhibited to visitors at the zoo. ( ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER )

The Philadelphia Zoo 
3400 Girard Ave. (West Philadelphia)
Discover thousands of animals, rare and endangered at America’s first zoo. This local landmark showcases Zoo 360, a recent feature that allows animals to safely roam the zoo grounds like never before. 

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr. (Camden, NJ)
Discover what occupies the deep seas at this family-friendly attraction. Through numerous exhibits, guests can get up close to sharks, touch stingrays, get entertained by penguins, and learn about fossils from water inhabiting dinosaurs.

Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. (Logan Square)
Learn about science through multiple exhibits that include animal dioramas, dinosaur fossils, ecosystems, and more.

The Franklin Institute 
222 N 20th St. (Logan Square)
Named after one of our Founding Fathers, this museum features permanent and rotating interactive exhibitions. Travel inside the Giant Heart, be a conductor on a steam train, play with physics, and so much more.

Morris Arboretum
100 E Northwestern Ave. (Chestnut Hill)
Take a walk through University of Penn’s gardens and discover new species of plants and trees you may never have the opportunity to see.

Everybody Hits 
529 W Girard Ave. (Frankford)
Improve your ball game at these year-round batting cages. Best part: it’s all indoors.