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)

The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. Throughout its evolution, the museum has objectively interpreted and presented the achievements and aspirations of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the current day. In 2006, PECO celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Museum by contributing to help support the museum's inaugural Heritage Gala. In 2007, PECO pledged a leadership gift of $500,000 to launch a $2 million campaign for a new permanent exhibition and capital improvements. In 2009, the PECO-sponsored core exhibit “Audacious Freedom: The History of African Americans in Philadelphia from 1776 to 1876” opened to critical and public acclaim. In 2010, The Exelon Foundation (PECO's parent company) made a $250,000 grant to support educational outreach and audience development programs at AAMP.  

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 is the presenting sponsor of the Please Touch Museum's month-long Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Eating, Safe Halloween program each October.  The program focuses on staying healthy and safe during the Halloween season.  The museum offers corresponding educational programming, reinforcing the importance of eating healthy, staying active and making safe choices during the holidays.  Visitors to Please Touch Museum enjoy music and dance performances, create art and much more.

Lighting a Philadelphia tradition