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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DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE
Located along the Christina River, the DEEC is where the city, river, and marsh meet and is open year-round. The freshwater tidal marsh is home to many birds including American Bald Eagles […]
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
Imagi Nation
3313 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103
Imagine a community just for kids where they can role-play and explore over 40 different careers in an interactive, educational and entertaining space. Kids can shop the market, visit the d […]
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Independence Seaport Museum deepens the understanding, appreciation and experience of the Philadelphia region's waterways.  Seaport Summer Camp at Independence Seaport Museum is a great way […]
Independence Visitors Center
6th and Market Streets, PA 19106
Make this your first stop on your visit to the historic Philadelphia. It is the ponly place to get timed tickets to visit Independence Hall. Check out the brand new exhibit area and browse […]
Italian Market and Festival
S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
The influx of international influences on the South 9th Street Italian Market, and its surrounding neighborhood is a wonderful assault on the senses. The smell of herbs and spices, fresh se […]
James A. Michener Art Museum
The Michener hosts many examples of Pennsylvania Impressionism and also offers a robust calendar of programs including art classes, workshops, tours, concerts, films, and more!
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square Pa.
When you arrive, be sure to pick up one of the seasonal Garden Explorer bookmarks then get set to explore this beautiful property founded by Pierre S. Dupont. See exotic plants from around […]
Media Theatre
104 E State St, Media, PA 19063, USA
The focus is on learning and maintaining basic stage skills in singing, acting, and dance.  All camps and classes at The Media Theatre are structured with the Sanford Meisner Technique whic […]
Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle
84 South Pine Street Doylestown, PA 18901
History comes to life at the Mercer Museum, home to over 40,000 objects of early Americana crafts and art before the Industrial Age. Archaeologist, historian and collector Henry Mercer gath […]