Top Regional Attractions

Philadelphia

Academy of Natural Sciences

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-299-1000.

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. The Scoop on Poop - Exhibit on what it is & how animals & people use it. Closes 5/13. $10; $8 seniors, students, military, children 3-12; free for children under 3. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4:30 pm, Sat.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

American Swedish Historical Museum 1900 Pattison Ave.; 215-389-1776. www.americanswedish.org. Come Into a New World: Linnaeus & America - Over 100 specimens, drawings, books, art. Closes 7/1. $6; $5 seniors, students; free for children under 12. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm, Sat.-Sun. noon-4 pm.

Atwater Kent Museum 15 S. Seventh St.; 215-685-4830. www.philadelphiahistory.org. $5; $3 seniors & children 13-17; free for children under 12. Wed.-Sun. 1 pm-5 pm.

Bartram's Garden 54th St.; 215-729-5281. www.bartramsgarden.org. Garden & River - Multimedia exhibition. Daily 10 am-5 pm (Grounds daily dawn-dusk).

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch St.; 215-627-5343. www.betsyrosshouse.org. Guided & Self-Guided Tours. Meet Betsy Ross - Circa 1740 Georgian-style home of flagmaker. $3; $2 children under 13. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Civil War & Underground Railroad Museum 1805 Pine St.; 215-735-8196. www.cwurmuseum.org. Ongoing: Abraham Lincoln Collection; The Armory Room; George Gordon Meade Collection; $5; $4 seniors; $3 students & ages 3-12; free under 3. Thu.-Sat. 11 am-4:30 pm.

Eastern State Penitentiary 2124 Fairmount Ave.; 215-236-3300. www.easternstate.org. Daily 10 am-5 pm, last entry for most tours at 4 pm.

*FREE* Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site Spring Garden St.; 215-597-8780. www.nps.gov/edal. Guided Tours - Home of the author, 1843-44. Wed.-Sun. 9 am-5 pm.

Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center 640 Waterworks Dr.; 215-685-0723. www.fairmountwaterworks.com. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 1-5 pm.

*FREE* Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 100 N. 6th St.; 215-574-6000. www.philadelphiafed.org. Money in Motion. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-2 pm.

Fort Mifflin Fort Mifflin Rd.; 215-685-4167. www.fortmifflin.com. $6; $5 seniors; $3 kids 5-12 & veterans; free for kids under 5. Wed.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.

The Franklin Institute 222 N. 20th St.; 215-448-1200. www.fi.edu. Tutankhamun & the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. Timed tickets 9 am-8 pm. Closes 9/30. $18.75; $16 seniors, children 4-11 (incl. Imax); $9, Imax only. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm.

Franklin Square Sixth & Race Sts.; 215-629-4026. www.onceuponanation.org. Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel. Sun.-Thu. 10 am-6 pm; Fri.-Sat. 10 am-7 pm.

Independence Hall Chestnut St.; 215-597-8974. www.nps.gov/inde/independence-hall-1.htm. Independence Hall Tour. Daily 9 am-5 pm.

Independence Living History Center 115 S. Third St.; 215-629-4026. www.onceuponanation.org. Once Upon a Nation: Independence After Hours. Fri. & Sat. 5:30 pm.

Independence National Historical Park 6th & Markets Sts.; 215-965-2305. www.nps.gov/inde. Most sites free. Daily 8:30 am-5 pm.

Independence Seaport Museum 211 S. Columbus Blvd.; 215-925-5439. www.phillyseaport.org. $9; $8 seniors; $6 children 3-12; free for children under 3; free Sun. 10 am-noon. Daily 10 am-5 pm.

Laurel Hill Mansion East Fairmount Park; 215-235-1776. www.fairmountpark.org/LaurelHill.asp. Tours of the Mansion - Georgian-style mansion built in 1767 by Rebecca Rawle. $5.

*FREE* Liberty Bell Center 501 Market St.; 215-965-2305. www.nps.gov/inde. Home of the Liberty Bell - Exhibits on bell's origins & role as symbol of freedom. Daily 9 am-5 pm.

Lights of Liberty Show 6th & Chestnut Sts.; 215-542-3789. www.lightsofliberty.org. Outdoor, nighttime sound & light spectacular . $19.50; $16.50 seniors & students; $13 children 12 & under. Ben Franklin's Ghost appears as a dramatic, life-size holographic . Exhibit free, open daily 10 am-6 pm.

Masonic Temple One North Broad St.; 215-988-1900. www.pagrandlodge.org. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-5 pm. $3 research fee.

The Mutter Museum 19 S. 22nd St.; 215-563-3737. www.collphyphil.org. The Medical World of Benjamin Franklin - Closes Fall '07. $12; $8 seniors, students, children 6-17; free for children under 6. Daily 10 am-5 pm, Fri. until 9 pm.

National Constitution Center 525 Arch St.; 215-409-6600. www.constitutioncenter.org. 1787 Copy on Display - Plus more than 100 interactive exhibits, Signer's Hall, American Natl Tree, theater. $9; $7 seniors, children 4-12, active military; free for children under 4. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm, Sat. until 6 pm.

National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut St.; 215-925-2800. www.libertymuseum.org. Jellybean Month Crafts. 4/28-4/29. $7; $6 seniors; $5 students; $2 children 5-7; free for members & children under 5. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

National Museum of American Jewish History 55 N. 5 St.; 215-923-3811. www.nmajh.org. Forshpeis - Menus, cookbooks, recipes & other artifacts explore themes of identity, immigration & cultural expression. Closes 9/3. Mon.-Thu. 10 am - 5 pm, Fri. 10 am-3 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

The Philadelphia Zoo 3400 W. Girard Ave.; 215-243-1100. www.philadelphiazoo.org. . $16.95; $13.95 children 2-11; free for children under 2. Zooballoon $10 ($5 weekdays). Daily 9:30 am-5 pm.

Polish American Cultural Center & Museum 308 Walnut St.; 215-922-1700. www.polishamericancenter.org. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm.

University of Pennsylvania - Morris Arboretum 100 Northwestern Ave.; 215-247-5777. www.morrisarboretum.org.$10; $8 seniors; $5 students, children 3-18; free for children under 3. Daily 10 am-4 pm.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology 3260 South St.; 215-898-4000. www.museum.upenn.edu. Piranesi: The Grandeur of Ancient Rome - 18th century Italian etchings. Closes 6/16. $8; $5 students, seniors; free for children under 6 & for all on Sun. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4:30 pm.; Sun. 1-5 pm.

Wagner Free Institute of Science 1700 W. Montgomery Ave.; 215-763-6529. www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org. $8 donation. Guided tours: $15; $10 seniors; $5 children. Tue.-Fri. 9 am-4 pm.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site

Route 1, Chadds Ford; 610-459-3342.

. Tours of Brandywine - 52 acres of woodlands, meadows, Washington's headquarters, artifacts, weapons, uniforms. House tours: $5; $3.50 seniors; $2.50 children 6-17; free for children under 6. Park free. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

Fonthill Museum E. Court St., Doylestown; 215-348-9461. www.fonthillmuseum.org. $9; $8 seniors; $4 ages 5-17; free for ages under 5. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm. Reservations recommended.

Glencairn Museum 1001 Cathedral Rd., Bryn Athyn; 267-502-2993. www.glencairnmuseum.org. Tiffany Windows Exhibit: In Company with Angels - Closes 6/9. Sat. 11 am-2:30 pm.

Hopewell Furnace 2 Mark Bird Ln., Elverson; 610-582-8773. www.nps.gov/hofu. Daily 9 am-5 pm.

Longwood Gardens Rte. 1, Kennett Square; 610-388-1000. www.longwoodgardens.org.Thousands of blooms, innovative displays, talks, tours & exhibits. $12; $6 ages 16-20; $2 ages 6-15; free for ages under 6. Outdoor gardens, DuPont House & conservatories: Daily 9 am-5 pm.

The Mercer Museum 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-345-0210. www.mercermuseum.org. $8; $7 seniors; $4 children 5-17; free for children under 5. Mon., Wed.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Tue. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.

Pennsbury Manor 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville; 215-946-0400. www.pennsburymanor.org. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.

Pennypacker Mills 5 Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville; 610-287-9349. www.montcopa.org/historicsites. Guided Tour of Pennypacker Mills. Rural Life in the 1900s. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 1-4 pm. Pottsgrove Manor 100 W. King St., Pottstown; 610-326-4014. www.historicsites.montcopa.org. Last tour begins 3:30 pm. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 1-4 pm.

Valley Forge National Historical Park Route 23, Valley Forge; 610-783-1077. www.nps.gov/vafo. Washington's Headquarters: $3. Daily 6 am-10 pm.

Washington Crossing Historical Park/Memorial Building Auditorium 1112 River Rd., Washington Crossing; 215-493-4076. www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing. Tours begin on the hour. $5; $4 seniors; $2 children 6-17. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

New Jersey

Adventure Aquarium

1 Aquarium Dr., Camden; 866-451-2782.

. $17.95; $14.95 children 2-11; free for children under 2. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm.

Battleship New Jersey Museum 62 Battleship Pl., Camden; 866-877-6262. www.battleshipnewjersey.org. $15-$19; $10.50-$13 veterans, seniors, ages 6-11; free active military in uniform, ages 5 & under. Daily 9 am-5 pm.

*FREE* Howell Living History Farm 70 Wooden's La., Lambertville; 609-737-3299. www.howellfarm.org. Mon.-Fri. 9:15 am-12:45 pm. Regular Farm hours: Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. noon-4 pm.

Washington Crossing State Park 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 609-737-0623. 18th Century Johnson Ferry House - 140-acre natural area. Wed.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 1-4 pm.

Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville; 800-998-4552. www.wheatonarts.org. $10; $9 seniors; $7 students; free for children 5 & under. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Delaware

Delaware Museum of Natural History

4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington; 302-658-9111.

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. $6; $5 children 3-17; $4 seniors; free for children under 3. Mon.-Sat. 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Sun. noon-4:30 pm.

Hagley Museum & Library Rte. 100 & Buck Rd., Wilmington; 302-658-2400. www.hagley.org. S $11; $9 seniors, students; $4 ages 6-14; free under 6. Daily 9:30 am-4:30 pm.

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate Route 52, Winterthur; 800-448-3883. www.winterthur.org. $15; $13 students & seniors; $5 children 2-11; free for children under 2. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.