Item Info

Item No: pdcp00680
Title: Aquarama
Historic Street Address: 3300 South Broad Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Located in Box: Allens Lane Art Center - Arcade Folder: Aquariums

Photograph of a tractor trailer advertising the aquarium/entertainment park Aquarama. Two men stand on the left holding a paper. Donated to the Free Library by the Evening Bulletin newspaper, March 23, 1964.

Aquarama operated from 1962-69 at 3300 S. Broad Street in South Philadelphia. Billed as the "Theatre of the Sea," Aquarama featured a number of aquariums as well as whales, porpoises, and dolphins trained to perform tricks. A movie theatre and ice rink were also built on the premises. Demolished 1969.

Creation Year: 1962
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.908739
Geocode Longitude:-75.174209

Creator Name: Evening bulletin (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Photographer