FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS
by Samantha Fantauzzi
Bard Associates (215) 735-7110
2403-17 Aramingo Avenue
A fun and fitness center for children 12 and under. Emphasizes parent-child interaction. Birthday party packages available.
PLEASE TOUCH MUSEUM
210 North 21st Street
An interactive museum designed for children 7 and under. Children get hands-on experience and education on everyday items such as computers, TV, light, radio, music, sound waves, electricity, etc. Perfect child's first museum visit.
3400 West Girard Avenue
America's first zoo and home of America's first white lions.
ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Children can see real Egyptian mummies, get first-hand experience at the Hands on Nature Center, and children can view lots of dinosaur bones at the museum.
FRANKLIN INSTITUTE SCIENCE MUSEUM
20th and Bed Franklin Parkway
There are shows and educational programs on electricity, trains, mechanics, radios, TV, electricity, and more! This museum is a total science interactive experience.
BLUE CROSS RIVER RINK at PENNS LANDING
Columbus Boulevard at Market Street
Outdoor skating fun for the whole family.
CARRIAGE RIDE AROUND INDEPENDENCE PARK
Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets
(215) 597-8787 (Independence Park main number)
There are five carriage companies. The carriages are for 1 to 4 people. The 30-minute tour goes through the Philadelphia Historic Park, and the one-hour tours include Society Hill tour.
THE LIBERTY BELL
Market Street, 5th and 6th Streets
A historic "must see." The bell was designed for the Philadelphia Statehouse when Philadelphia was the US capital, and is now located in a glass pavilion directly across from Independence Hall. It is a symbol of freedom for the world.
Between Market and Lombard streets along the Delaware River
A number of 18th-century vessels dock here throughout the year and are open to the public.
This is definitely not an exhaustive list of fun activities for families visiting Philadelphia!|
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