70 Things to do in Philadelphia with Kids

Looking for some things to do in philadelphia with kids?  Here’s a brilliant list of 70 places, attractions, kid-friendly locations and activities for your family!

 

70 Things to do in Philadelphia with Kids

 

Fun and Games in Philadelphia

Dave and Buster’s — Franklin Mills Mall
The most fun you can have under one roof!
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Doylestown Rock Gym Adventure Center
The premiere indoor rock climbing gym and adventure facility in the north Philadelphia area.
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Lucky Strike Lanes
A unique entertainment bar & restaurant that features bowling lanes wrapped in a stimulating atmosphere of art, music, & an energetic crowd.
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Kid-friendly Eats in Philadelphia

The Melting Pot
The premier fondue restaurant with more than 135 locations in 35 states.
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Reading Terminal Market
An enclosed public market found at 12th and Arch Streets in downtown Philadelphia.
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Natural Goodness Market and Café
Enjoy all-natural and organic food.
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Johnny Rockets — Philadelphia
All-American Hamburgers, Shakes, and American Fries
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Franklin Fountain
Enjoy rich, thick and creamy ice-creams.
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Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria
Enjoy simple, delicious with great big portions Italian food.
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Hard Rock Cafe — Philadelphia
Enjoy this chain of theme restaurant at Philadelphia.
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Cheesesteaks — Steaks On South
Enjoy thieir one-of-a-kind steaks.
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Cheesesteaks — Pat’s
Enjoy thieir one-of-a-kind steaks.
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Cheesesteaks — Geno’s
Enjoy thieir one-of-a-kind steaks.
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Live Performances in Philadelphia

Spiral Q Puppet Theater
Builds strong and equitable communities characterized by creativity, joy, can-do attitudes, and the courage to act on their convictions.
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Philadelphia Orchestra for Kids
Inspire your children’s love of orchestral music, perfect for ages 6-12.
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Philadelphia Children’s Festival
Brings professional theater created specifically for children.
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PECO Energy Lights of Liberty Center
Enjoy a groundbreaking 360-degree, 3-D show.
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Mann Music Center
A nonprofit performing arts center located in the Centennial District of Philadelphia.
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Arden Children’s Theatre
Uses the same meticulous standards and high caliber of actors and designers for its children’s shows as for its adult productions.
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Animals and Nature in Philadelphia

Schuylkill Nature Center
Promotes, through environmental education, the preservation and improvement of our natural environment
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Morris Arboretum
The official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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Philadelphia Zoo
1800 animals. America’s first zoo.
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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Established in 1972 for the purpose of preserving, restoring, and developing the natural resources.
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Fairmount Park
The municipal park system of Philadelphia.
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Bartram Gardens
18th Century Home of John Bartram Naturalist & Botanist & Explorer.
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Attractions and Landmarks in Philadelphia

Liberty Bell Center
Located on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets.
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South Street
An east-west street forming the southern border of the Center City neighborhood of Philadelphia.
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Independence National Historical Park
A United States National Historical Park in Philadelphia that preserves several sites.
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Elfreth’s Alley
A street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which is referred to as “Our nation’s oldest residential street.”
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City Hall
The house of government for the city of Philadelphia.
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Betsy Ross House
A landmark in Philadelphia where Betsy Ross purportedly lived when legend says she made the first American Flag.
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Classes and Workshops in Philadelphia

Family Batik Workshops
Learn how to make cut-out technique, that by means of hot pins with wax is applied to tissue.
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The Philadelphia Canoe Club
Offers training in many forms of paddling
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Philadelphia Aikido
Learn Self-Defense & Self-Development.
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MacGuffin Theatre and Film Company
Offers children’s film and theater productions, youth and teen acting classes.
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The Philadelphia Dance Academy
Provides exceptional dance training in a professional and positive environment.
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Skate101 School
A system to help people learn to roller skate
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Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center
Served the Philadelphia community as a full service dance school for children and adults.
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The Music Class
An early childhood music education company designed to unleash the musical potential of young children.
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The Clay Studio
A non-profit ceramic art organization that provides classes and workshops, artists programs, exhibitions, special events, and the claymobile.
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Local Unique in Philadelphia

The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
Houses a restaurant and an interpretive center that explains the waterworks’ purpose.
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Once Upon A Nation
Historic Philadelphia Adventure Tours provide unique sightseeing for kids & adults, from colonial detective quests to nightly historic pub crawls.
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Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens
See this mosaic art by Isaiah Zagar
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Franklin Square
One of Philadelphia’s five original squares and the only one dedicated just to fun, with park attractions for the whole family.
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All Things Mummer
Mummers Life is the first community site dedicated to the Philadelphia Mummers Parade.
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Museums, Exhibits and Art Galleries in Philadelphia

The Insectarium
Philadelphia’s only all-bug museum.
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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology
Visit this archaeology and anthropology museum.
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art
One of the largest art museums in the United States.
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Please Touch Museum
Has been the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia Doll Museum
Displays an African & African American doll collection.
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National Liberty Museum
Dedicated to preserving freedom and democracy by fostering good character and understanding for all people.
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Academy of Natural Science
Philadelphia, world’s leader in freshwater science research and biodiversity research, museum hosts dinosaurs, fossils, live butterflies and dioramas.
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Mütter Museum
America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments.
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Franklin Institute Science Museum
The Center for Innovation in Science Learning.
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National Constitution Center
America’s most hands on history museum.
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Outdoor Fun in Philadelphia

Spirit of Philadelphia
Dinner Cruise or Lunch Event at Penn’s Landing.
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Smith Playground and Playhouse
A century-old, 24000-square-foot “play mansion,” located in a six-acre, wooded parkland in beautiful East Fairmount Park.
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Laurel Hill Cemetery
The second major garden or rural cemetery in the United States
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Blue Cross RiverRink
Lace up your ice skates and visit Blue Cross RiverRink.
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles in Philadelphia

Ride the Ducks
A fun duck tour of Philadelphia.
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30th Street Station
The main railroad station in Philadelphia
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Shopping in Philadelphia

Toy Tokyo Retail Store
Buy Designer Toys here.
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Ubiq
You’ll find everything you need for the ultimate head-to-toe hook up.
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The Sound of Philadelphia Souvenir Shop
Have a memorabilia from The Sound of Philadelphia Souvenir Shop.
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Sports in Philadelphia

City Tavern
Stop along the Virtual Tour of Historic Philadelphia.
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Phillies at Citizens Bank Park
Watch baseball games here.
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Philadelphia Wings
A member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional box lacrosse league in North America.
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Philadelphia Soul
A professional arena football team based in Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia KiXX
A professional indoor soccer team based in Philadelphia
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College Ball at the Palestra
A veritable cathedral of college basketball.
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