Sponsoring museums and zoos

With its dedication to institutions that add to the cultural vibrancy of the Philadelphia area, PECO has forged supportive relationships with the Philadelphia Zoo and many local museums.

African American Museum

The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP)

PECO significantly supports The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), the city’s first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. In additional to AAMP’s annual gala, PECO supports ongoing exhibitions and programs that are visited by thousands annually as well as operations such as membership and marketing initiatives. The PECO-sponsored core exhibit “Audacious Freedom: The History of African Americans in Philadelphia from 1776 to 1876” serves as their anchor exhibition that has received critical acclaim.

PECO Primate Reserve at the Philadelphia Zoo

PECO is a proud sponsor of PECO Primate Reserve at The Philadelphia Zoo.  The Reserve is designed to resemble and tell the story of an abandoned timber mill that has been converted into a conservation center where scientists work to preserve tropical primate species.  The 2.5-acre facility tells the story of eleven primate species – western lowland gorillas, Sumatran orangutans, white-handed gibbons, blue-eyed lemurs, black-and-white ruffed lemurs, spectacled langurs, black-and-white colobus monkeys, squirrel monkeys, golden lion tamarins, and pygmy marmosets. The PECO Primate Reserve's innovative and design includes spacious interior dayrooms equipped with ropes, ladders, and cargo nets for the animals to explore and play.  For more information, visit the Philadelphia Zoo (+) or call at 215-243-1100.

Franklin Institute

PECO is a proud sponsor of many exciting exhibits and special programs at The Franklin Institute. The PECO sponsored core exhibit, Electricity, is dedicated to exploring electricity educationally and interactively. Electricity will spark your curiosity about the power of this phenomenon and what it holds for our future.  For more information visit The Franklin Institute (+) or call 215-448-1200.

Please Touch Museum

PECO supports ACES and the Parkside Voucher Program at the Please Touch Museum. ACES program is a year-round, work-based learning, enrichment and mentoring experience for 14 high school students in the School District of Philadelphia. Since the inception of ACES (Achievement through Community Service, Education & Skill Building) in 1996, Please Touch Museum has demonstrated an organizational commitment to providing academic support as well as college and career preparation for disadvantaged youth. The Parkside Voucher Program is the Museum’s way to promote their mission of learning through play to lower income families, and continually strengthen our ties to our community based partners, spearheaded by a Parkside Neighborhood Community Advisory Board composed of community leaders and stakeholders.

Lighting a Philadelphia tradition