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Travel through a two-story tall neural network climbing structure with dynamic lighting and sound effects that are triggered by footsteps in The Franklin Institute’s exhibit, Your Brain.
For more than half a century, walking through the Giant Heart has been a rite of passage for children in Philadelphia.
At the Train Factory, learn firsthand how steam and coal powered the first locomotives and discover how diesel, electricity, and magnetic levitation are used to power modern day locomotives to travel longer distances at greater speeds.
Live Science demonstrations happen throughout the day, throughout the museum.
The Franklin Institute offers opportunity to learn by doing with innovative hands-on workshops.
The Sky Bike sits 28-feet high above the Bartol Atrium as visitors pedal on a two-wheel bike, across a 60-foot wire, only one-inch in diameter.
The sustainable dance floor area uses dance energy to power the lightshow.
The Institute is dedicated to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology.
The Franklin Institute is located at 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City.
Find adventure for all ages and see how the Franklin Institute has fun down to a science! See live science happening all around you. Walk through the iconic, two-story tall Giant Heart, have a ball in the sport science exhibit, SportsZone, and climb through a web of firing neurons in Your Brain. Travel to faraway galaxies in the Fels Planetarium, see explosive, live science shows, and more! Be sure to visit The Brain Bar where you can touch a real (plastinated) human brain.
CityPASS includes general admission to this vibrant museum dedicated to science and technology, plus one Fels Planetarium show.
Climb aboard the Double Decker Big Bus and enjoy the history, cultural attractions, dining and shopping along the route.Photo Credit: Bryan Karl Lathrop
Hop on and off at any of the 27 stops or just sit back and enjoy the ride.Photo Credit: Bryan Karl Lathrop
These open-top tours of the city offer the most spectacular views and entertaining live commentaries from fully-trained and friendly guides.Photo Credit: Bryan Karl Lathrop
See Philly at your own pace by hopping on and off.Photo Credit: Bryan Karl Lathrop
Drivers take you through the perfectly laid out streets that were established when the city was founded in 1682.Photo Credit: Bryan Karl Lathrop
Allow Philadelphia’s Premier Tour Company to show you the sights and tell you the tales of a city that cheered for Rocky, forged a nation and is home to the Liberty Bell. Enjoy unlimited on-and-off privileges at 27 stops throughout the city.
CityPASS includes unlimited on/off privileges aboard trolleys and double-decker buses that access 27 stops, including most CityPASS attractions. Get on/off privileges for the day of ticket validation.
Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, One Liberty Observation Deck is easily accessible and within walking distance to other major attractions.
One Liberty Observation Deck offers sweeping views of the of the city from 57 floors up.
Get a top-down look at iconic sights like City Hall, the Ben Franklin Parkway, the Ben Franklin Bridge, the stadium complex, University City and the rest of Philadelphia.
A giant geometric Benjamin Franklin head greets visitors at the new One Liberty Observation Deck.
On the ground floor visitors are greeted by a pair of giant feet belonging to a certain larger-than-life Philadelphia icon.
Get a closer look at key landmarks in and around Philadelphia with the Go Find Your Philly Interactive Boards. Upon visiting, discover six touch screen monitors placed throughout One Liberty Observation Deck.
Open 365 days a year, morning, noon and night, take in the wonders by sunlight or starlight, while the city bustles on a hot summer day or while it’s peacefully covered by a blanket of snow.
Learn about the city’s proud history and place in Americana.
The city’s newest vantage point is more than just a view – it's the total Brotherly Love experience.
Get floored 57 stories up and enjoy 360-degree views of the city and the burbs, day and night. Philadelphia’s tallest observation deck provides a truly unique perspective of Philly from the Top. Zoom into key landmarks with interactive touchscreens and discover #TheRealPhilly. You’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy shots ready to snap and share.
CityPASS admission includes a Lightning Pass—the fastest way to the top!
The Ocean Realm exhibit is home to Loggerhead Sea Turtles.
Guests entering the Hippo Haven experience will find themselves immersed in a colorful landscape of light and sound. The vibrant theatrical environment immerses guests in a day in the life on an African river.
Adventure Aquarium offers guests a variety of stingray species as well as a variety of ways to experience these fascinating, curious creatures.
They’re cute. They walk funny. They’re flightless. But African Penguins sure can swim. There are over 15 of them at Penguin Island.
The Shark Realm is a 550,000-gallon exhibit offering stunning views of Adventure Aquarium’s remarkably large collection of sharks — the largest collection of shark species on the East Coast.
One of the most fascinating and delicate creatures in the animal kingdom, Seahorses are fish, though they are also closely related to pipefish and sea dragons.
Experience moments of magic with your family at Adventure Aquarium! Get up close and personal with sharks, stingrays and starfish you can touch. Explore one-of-a-kind exhibits including the hippos, penguins, and the shark tunnel, plus over 850 species of marine creatures!
CityPASS includes general admission to the world’s most touchable aquarium.
Big Cat Crossing is a 330-foot mesh-engineered overhead passageway that extends from First Niagara Big Cat Falls and the Zoo’s main visitor path. The trail encourages the large felines; lions, tigers, pumas, jaguars and more, to stretch their legs and explore.
The highly-intelligent orangutan is the largest tree-living mammal in the world.
The lion habitat at Big Cat Falls is a fantastic viewing area. Visitors can stand face to face with the lions behind a huge glass window. The lions like to lay and play near the window.
The Philadelphia Zoo is home to two female hippos, Unna and Cindy.
Gorillas are the largest and heaviest living primates and are listed as Critically Endangered.
Care of young orangutans is given exclusively by the mother and an infant nurses for 4-5 years.
Visitors can find a snow leopard in the Puma habitat in the middle of First Niagara Big Cat Falls. Look up—they can be excellent climbers and may be found resting on the rocky outcroppings.
Visit America’s first zoo, home to more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals from around the world. Discover Zoo360, an first-in-the-world system of see-through mesh trails that enables primates, big cats and other animals to roam and explore above Zoo grounds. Experience First Niagara Big Cat Falls, PECO Primate Reserve and KidZooU, a wildlife academy that offers dynamic displays, rare breeds and hands-on experiences.
CityPASS includes general admission to all of the habitats and animal houses at America’s first zoo.
Planning a trip to Philadelphia? There's so much to do in this historic city, but with CityPASS, you'll see the top attractions the area has to offer, hand-picked and packaged into an easy-to-use ticket booklet that'll save you time and money. CityPASS is good for 9 days, so there's no need to rush; you'll have plenty of time to experience Philadelphia at your own pace.
With so much to do in Philly, the CityPASS was an excellent way to both help us save money and decide where to go! There were admission passes in the booklet for attractions we might not have considered otherwise.
We are new to the Philadelphia area and we were anxious to get out and explore some of the sites with our three kids. We came across the CityPASS and decided to take our last two weeks of summer and dedicate it to exploring. This was truly the way to do it! We used every pass and got our money's worth.
The CityPASS was great. It allowed us to do everything we wanted to do. The best part of the pass was the hop off-hop on big bus tour. We used it to go to all of the places we wanted to travel to and then the next day we ended up going back on the bus and just doing the whole city tour.
Definitely worth the price! My 2nd time visiting Philly and both times used CityPASS. SO worth the money and time saved by NOT having to wait in lines at the ticketing counter.
This was our first time in Philadelphia and the CityPASS made it easy to enjoy the sites as well as learn the history. The savings made it even better. Kids loved the aquarium and the zoo. We enjoyed the Big Bus tour. Would do again.
With this economy, it was essential to have bought the City Pass while planning our vacation to Philadelphia. In addition to saving us money, it really offered us the best sites to see during our 5 day stay in Philly and made it easy to program our site-seeing days in advance. No waiting in lines to buy tickets was an added plus!
My husband and I have made it a goal to visit every city that has a CityPASS. Philadelphia was our second (Chicago our first, two years ago). We were there for five days, and visited every attraction in the CityPASS book plus a few more; we saved so much money and we also appreciated not having to wait in line at several of the attractions. We made some great memories in Philadelphia and look forward to our next vacation.
Getting a Philadelphia CityPASS ticket booklet is simple. No matter how, where or when you buy, you’ll see the same huge savings and get the same price.
When you buy online, choose between receiving a voucher that you can print or having our customer care team lovingly pack and ship booklets to you. Easy as pie.
Vouchers couldn’t be easier to use – just bring your printed voucher to the first attraction you visit, and they’ll exchange it for your CityPASS ticket booklet. Just note that you may run into a line when exchanging your voucher during peak times. And, it’s always a good idea to bring your ID (attractions may ask for it).
If you’d like to have your booklets shipped to you, we ship to the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and UK. We can also ship directly to your hotel in the US and Canada.
You can also buy once you get to the city. It’s simple – just make the purchase at the first attraction you visit. The team there will know just what to do to get you in as quickly as possible. Piece of cake.
A CityPASS booklet you buy today expires February 28, 2018. A voucher you buy today must be exchanged for a booklet within 6 months of purchase.
Using Philadelphia CityPASS is easy. Simply show up at the attractions with your booklets or voucher. The pros at each place will know just what to do.
Once you have your booklets, your party can split up and visit the attractions in any order you wish. And your Philadelphia CityPASS booklets are good for nine (9) days, so there’s no need to rush through the attractions; you can see them at your own pace.
CityPASS perk alert: You’ll get to skip many ticket lines with CityPASS. Look at the tickets in the booklet for entry instructions at each attraction.
You’ll see there are several "option tickets" in the booklet that allow you to choose one or the other attraction. There’s no need to decide upfront which you want to see – choose when you get there. If you want to see both, many of our option ticket attractions offer admission discounts (see the coupons in the back of your ticket booklet).
The tickets in your booklet are actual admission tickets. You’ll want to leave those in place for the pros at the attractions to tear out. If tickets are removed, they’ll be considered invalid. Sorry, but rules are rules.
You’ll love CityPASS. We’ve hand-picked the top attractions for you, so you don’t need to spend time researching. And with CityPASS, you’ll save up to 45% over regular admission prices.
Because your Philadelphia CityPASS booklets are good for nine (9) days, you can visit the attractions at your own pace—see several attractions in one day, or spread them out over your whole trip. You’ll be able to fully experience the attractions and still have plenty of time to explore the city.
And speaking of exploring the city, don’t miss the coupons in the back of your CityPASS booklet for great savings on things like shopping, dining, entertainment and transportation, plus discounts at many of the attraction shops for unique souvenirs and gifts.
Between our booklets and our online Plan Your Visit pages, we’ve got you covered with insider tips, the best days and ways to see the attractions, maps and more, so you can get the most out of your trip.
Finally, we have a favor to ask. If you love your experience with CityPASS, will you share it with your friends and family? Tell them what a great time you had, or post about it on social media. Share your pics with the hashtag #citypass on Instagram or Twitter and you could win 4 CityPASS booklets to the city of your choosing. Or, post a review to citypass.com/reviews and you’ll be entered in our monthly drawing for $500! What’s not to love about that?
Spend less money, do more enjoying.
With the money you save using CityPASS, you’ll have extra cash to do more shopping, taste the local cuisine, and get out on the town. You’re free to see and do more.
Spend less time researching, more time connecting.
No need to bury yourself in brochures and online travel guides. Whether you’re traveling solo or in a group, you’ll have more time to enjoy the experience with CityPASS. Don’t overcomplicate it – stick with the best things, and you can't go wrong.
Spend less "meh" time, way more "wow" time.
Your vacation time is precious. CityPASS includes only the most iconic attractions. Experience the best the city has to offer. Wow is right.
Spend less time rushing, more time experiencing.
Don't just grab a quick selfie and rush off to the next place. You have up to nine days to use your CityPASS. So take your time, immerse yourself, enjoy.
Spend less time in lines, more time feeling VIP.
When you use CityPASS, you'll skate past many main ticket lines and head straight for the good stuff. Feeling like a rock star? Check.
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