A Children’s World Fair may be the next big thing coming to Philadelphia

A really big year for Philadelphia may get even bigger if three of the city’s most-loved institutions have their way.

The Please Touch Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo, and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts have partnered to explore the possibility of a Children’s World Fair in 2026. Not only is that the year of America’s 250th birthday, which will no doubt mean many local celebrations, but Philadelphia is also a host city of the 2026 FIFA World Cup and the MLB All-Star Game.

The organizations’ idea is to hold the fair in and around Fairmount Park Centennial District where they are all located. It would be the same site where the 1876 World’s Fair, also known as the Centennial International Exhibition, was held to explore cultural and technological innovation.

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