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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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 […]
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Allentown Art Museum
31 N 5th St, Allentown, PA 18101
Explore a unique and quality collection of paintings, textiles, sculptures and decortive arts, including a library desiged by Frank Lloyd Wright saved from the Francis W. Little House. Don' […]
America on Wheels Museum
5 N Front St, Allentown, PA 18102
If it has wheels, you'll learn about Celebrate first hand America’s love affair with cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles. These vehicles have touched our lives. They’ve shaped history, g […]
Arden Theatre
40 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers – on the stage, in the classroom and in the community. Great stories on the stage: We produce a wi […]
Banana Factory
25 W 3rd St #300, Bethlehem, PA 18015
The Banana Factory is assebled from six different buildings (including a former banana distribution warehouse) and features contemporary art and houses 30 studio artists. It is the home to […]
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
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 […]
Betsy Ross House
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA
The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the 18th century. Tour the house and then stay a while longer to learn more about Betsy and […]
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
Learn about one of the most important battles of the Revolutionary War and see the homes where soldiers and generals resided during the war. In nice weather, plan to have a picnic in the pa […]
Bucks County Children's Museum
Bucks County Children's Museum
500 Union Square Dr., New Hope, PA. 18938
Your kids will enjoy hands-on learning from building race cars, to digging fossils, and even learning about running a food market. 
Burnside Plantation
1461 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Travel back in time to the heart of an 18th century farm within the city limits of Bethlehem. The beautiful grounds have a farmhouse, orchard, barnyard and many historical buildings includi […]
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 histo […]
Crayola Experience
25 W 3rd St #300, Bethlehem, PA 18015
This one-of-a-kind family attraction features dozens of hands-on, creative activities where kids can play, learn and even name and wrap their own crayon. The Crayola Experience helps kids a […]
Crystal Cave Park
963 Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530
Discovered in 1871, Crystal Cave has been a favorite destimation for families. Watch a short movie about the geology of caves and the history of crystal cave, then take the guided tour of t […]
DaVinci Science Center
3145 Hamilton Blvd Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
Science comes to life through hands-on exhibits, programs, and partnership efforts that present the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to kids in fun ways th […]
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, DE
The museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan […]
Delaware Childrens Museum
550 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
The DCM is a STEM-based children’s museum, dedicated to enriching the educational experience of children of all ages, abilities, and learning styles. Kids love climbing the Stratosphere, th […]