If you think that history can only be found inside the Independence Park, you might be surprised to know that Philly also has a very historical zoo. The first American Zoo was established here and was named after the city itself. It is a place where families can gather and see wild, extinct and other local animals or even adopt some of them. Apart from communing with the animals, there are lots of gardens and exhibitions to enjoy, too.
The Reading Terminal Market is not your ordinary farmer's market. If you're up for a gastronomic trip of freshly prepared delicacies, snacks, meals and breads, this place is for you. You can also see fresh flowers and kitchenware inside so if you're planning to take your mom to a date that she will truly enjoy, hop into a bus or drive your car down the Reading Terminal Market.
Originally intended for kids seven years old and younger, this museum has grown into a great facility both for children and adults. It was initially called the Academy of Natural Sciences, but later on renamed as they moved. The museum aims to help under-resourced families and hosts lots of programs and plays. Some of the attractions in the museum are the Walking Piano, the Woodside Park carousel and the Alice in Wonderland play area.
According to legend, Betsy Ross was the lady who made the first American Flag. In honor of her, the people of the United States observe the Flag Day every 14th of June. To mark this event, the Betsy Ross House is given tribute by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and raising the national flag on its roof.
The Franklin Square is a public space that is perfect for outgoing families who want to jog, stroll, bike, play or relax. It is one of the city's five original squares and is open daily from 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM. Apart from walking around the lovely park, there's also an 18-hole mini golf here that both children and adults can enjoy.