This section includes zoos, aquariums and natural history museums in the Philadelphia area. Why? Fantastical creatures in steampunk tales are often based on real ones. And some steampunk artists have used animal forms as inspiration for their work. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas. . .

Camden, NJ, USA

The Adventure Aquarium, formerly the New Jersey State Aquarium, is a for-profit educational entertainment attraction. . .

Wilmington, DE, USA

Brandywine Zoo is a small zoo that opened in 1905 in Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. . .

Wilmington, DE, USA

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is known for its extensive collections of seashells, birds, and bird eggs. . .

Norristown, PA, USA

The Elmwood Park Zoo is located on 16 acres in Norristown, Pennsylvania. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Philadelphia Zoo was the first zoo in the United States. . .

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