Philadelphia: Fun Things To Do with Kids


PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania FUN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS by Samantha Fantauzzi Bard Associates (215) 735-7110 DISCOVERY ZONE 2403-17 Aramingo Avenue (215) 426-7529 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 (215) 963-0666 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. PHILADELPHIA ZOO 3400 West Girard Avenue (215) 243-1100 America's first zoo and home of America's first white lions. ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway (215) 299-1000 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 (215) 448-1200 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 (215) 925-RINK 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 (215) 597-8975 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. PENN'S LANDING Between Market and Lombard streets along the Delaware River (215) 922-1898 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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