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At the Adventure Aquarium, you’re in for a big ADVENTURE. You can explore nearly 200,000 square feet of sea life and wildlife at this state-of-the-art riverfront aquarium.

Visit a West African River featuring hippopotamuses, crocodiles, porcupines and over 20 species of African birds in a free-flight aviary; surround yourself with sharks in a suspended 40-foot walk-through tunnel; experience the wonders of the deep sea in the Jules Verne Gallery; and you can even have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “Swim with the Sharks.”

And that’s all before visiting the Philadelphia Zoo, the oldest zoo in the United States.

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  • Adventure Aquarium

    The ocean’s secrets revealed at Camden’s riverfront aquarium

    Adventure Aquarium

    The fifth largest aquarium in the country, Adventure Aquarium features nearly 200,000 square feet of marine and wild life, including hippos, a hammerhead shark and more.

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  • The Philadelphia Zoo

    Animals and plants thrive at America’s first zoo

    Philadelphia Zoo

    Animals and plants thrive at America’s first zoo

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  • CityPASS Philadelphia

    Save on Philadelphia’s most popular attractions

    Philadelphia CityPASS

    Save 46% on admission to Philadelphia’s must-see attractions with Philadelphia CityPASS.

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  • Adventure Aquarium

    The ocean’s secrets revealed at Camden’s riverfront aquarium

    Adventure Aquarium

    The fifth largest aquarium in the country, Adventure Aquarium features nearly 200,000 square feet of marine and wild life, including hippos, a hammerhead shark and more.

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  • The Philadelphia Zoo

    Animals and plants thrive at America’s first zoo

    Philadelphia Zoo

    Animals and plants thrive at America’s first zoo

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  • CityPASS Philadelphia

    Save on Philadelphia’s most popular attractions

    Philadelphia CityPASS

    Save 46% on admission to Philadelphia’s must-see attractions with Philadelphia CityPASS.

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  • The Elmwood Park Zoo

    A community zoo dedicated to habitat conservation

    The zoo started as a municipal operation in 1924, but in 1985, Norristown turned over the management of what was then an eight-acre park to the Norristown Zoological Society. It has since doubled in size, adding an aviary in 1995, an indoor reptile house in 1996 and a grasslands exhibit in two phases in 1997 and 2002.

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  • Fox Chase Farm

    One of the last working farms in a major American city

    Hereford and Angus cattle, sheep, chickens, pigs, goats and horses all make themselves right at home on this 112-acre working farm, which offers various tours and family events throughout the year.

    Visitors can participate in sheep shearing, hayrides, plant sales and an Apple Festival. If you want to learn more, you can sign up for programs in wood working, vegetable printing, ice cream churning, dried flower pressing and maple sugaring.

    Fox Chase Farm is run by a partnership between Fairmount Park and the School District of Philadelphia.

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  • First Niagara Big Cat Falls

    You’ll fall for big cats at the Philadelphia Zoo

    A lion at the Philadelphia Zoo.

    The stunning Big Cat Falls experience creates a landscape of lush habitats and waterfalls where you will come face to face with nearly 20 endangered big cats from around the world, including four African lions and three adorable Amur tiger cubs.

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