Smith: The Kid’s Play Space in the Park
33rd & Oxford Streets
Located in Fairmount Park, this combination of playground, play house, and sprayground offers something for every kid. The playground alone is nearly six acres!
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Part science museum, part sensory experience and part exploration, this museum offers stuff to entertain kids of all ages.
222 North 20th Street
This exciting science museum is ideal for the elementary school age group, and a favorite for school trips too.
The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue
You can’t go wrong with this oldie but goody; it’s the oldest zoo in the United States.
6th and Race
During the summer months, this spot offers some great fun – putt putt golf, a merry go round, and great milkshakes at Stephen Starr’s Squareburger.
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
19th & Ben Franklin Parkway
Located close to the Franklin Institute, this museum can fill out a day of scientific exploration for kids.
The Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Okay, this is actually in Camden, but it’s just a short ferry ride across the Delaware River. It’s a wonderful way to explore the oceans without leaving the Philly area.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
You might think this isn’t the best place for kids, but there are actually rooms full of ancient armor and other cool things that the kids will love.