Your Destination Guide to Philadelphia

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Family Activities

Family Activities
Family Activities

© Paul J. Morris

Family-friendly activities abound in Philadelphia, from the educational (but never boring) Franklin Institute of Science and Academy of Natural Sciences to thrills of Six Flags. Don't miss the Philadelphia Insectarium for a dose of creepy-crawly fun.

Philadelphia | Family Activities

Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Grounded in Philadelphia's historic position as a cultural, commercial, and scientific center of the new nation, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia was founded in 1812 "for the...
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Adventure Aquarium
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Adventure Aquarium offers guests the exciting opportunity to come face-to-face with elusive shark rays, delightful turtles and penguins and thousands of vibrantly colored fish.
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Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Imagine designing a 350-ton train, casually strolling through the complex atriums and ventricles of the human heart, or having the infinite world of outer space right at your fingertips. The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia offers such opportunities.
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Hershey Park
  • Hershey Park
  • The enormous and popular Hershey Park in Hershey (what else?) is billed as "The Sweetest Place On Earth" and boasts over 60 rides and attractions.
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Philadelphia Athletics Museum
  • Philadelphia Athletics Museum
  • The Philadelphia Athletics Museum is dedicated to the city's former baseball team, who relocated to Kansas City in 1954 before ultimately settling in Oakland, California.
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Philadelphia Insectarium
  • Philadelphia Insectarium
  • Children have the chance to get up close and personal with the creepiest of crawlies at the Philadelphia Insectarium, the country's largest insect museum.
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Philadelphia Zoo
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • The Philadelphia Zoo's 42-acre Victorian garden in Fairmount Park is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered.
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Please Touch Museum
  • Please Touch Museum
  • Rainy days in Philadelphia may put a damper on some, but children can look forward to crowding into the Please Touch Museum and playing the afternoon away.
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Sesame Place
  • Sesame Place
  • Your children and you will enjoy a day spent at Sesame Place, fashioned after the universally famous, award-winning children's television program. Wet or dry, spontaneous or rehearsed, Sesame Place delivers thrills and memories all season long.
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Six Flags
  • Six Flags
  • Six Flags Great Adventure is the largest combined theme park, water park and wild animal safari in the country, and is made up of three parks situated on 2,200 acres.
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Valley Forge National Historical Park


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