Kid-friendly museums and cultural activities bring history, science and the arts to life for your kids. Help them see the world in a new way, foster curiosity and creativity, and maybe even learn something new along the way. Here you’ll find great museums, theaters and cultural centers for kids right in the Philadelphia area. If you’d rather turn it into a day trip or weekend getaway, we’ve got you covered, too. There are dozens of options to choose from in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, from the Main Line to Bucks and Montgomery Counties to Lancaster and Lehigh Counties.

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Montgomery County Community College Lively Arts
Blue Bell, PA
Lively Arts Series at Montgomery County Community College
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Wolf Performing Arts Center
1240 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr PA 19010
Our non-profit organization provides a safe community for young performers to develop confidence, character, and creativity. Through professionally staged productions, private lessons, clas […]
Battleship NJ
62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ 08103
At the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in th […]
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
85 South Walnut Street Boyertown, PA 19512
Discover Pennsylvania’s Transportation History at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles! See vehicles of all types: gasoline, electric, and horse-drawn, including carriages, wagons, and […]
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffmans Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, USA
Discover a distinguished collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art, housed in a renovated nineteenth-century mill with a dramatic steel and glass addition that overlooks […]
Chanticleer Garden
786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087-4713
Within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Once the Rosengarten estate, today\\\'s Chanticleer is a colorful, contemporary garden within an hi […]
Davinci Science Center
3145 Hamilton Blvd Bypass, Allentown, PA 18013
The Da Vinci Science Center is a national award-winning nonprofit organization that has brought science to life and lives to science since 1992. The Science Center’s hands-on exhibits, prog […]
Delaware Childrens Museum
550 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site
532 N 7th Street Philadelphia PA 19123
Described as horrifying, mystifying, and full of genius, Poe’s writing has engaged readers all over the globe. The six years Poe lived in Philadelphia were his happiest and most producti […]
Fairmount Water Works
640 Waterworks Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
The Fairmount Water Works is a National Historic Landmark, a Civil Engineering Landmark, and a National Mechanical Engineering Landmark, and was designed and constructed to provide safe, cl […]
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, USA
We are a celebration of imagination for children ages infant through 10 years old! We are one of south Jersey’s largest attractions for family fun and discovery! Whether your children love […]
Glencairn Museum
1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009-0757
Glencairn, built between 1928 and 1939 in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, was once the home of Raymond and Mildred (Glenn) Pitcairn and their children. The building now serves as a museum of reli […]
Hands On House Childrens Museum
721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601