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4 Things to Do in Philly with the Kids

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PHILADELPHIA PA (October 19,2018)--From visiting the Independence Hall to checking out The Liberty Bell Center, there are always plenty of things to do in Philadelphia for inquisitive adults. There are just as many things to do in Philly for fun-loving children, too! No matter where you head to in this historic city with your Screen Shot 2018-07-20 at 15.42.21kids in tow, you never need to worry about them becoming bored.


Here are four things you can do with your kids when you take them on a trip to the Philadelphia area.


1.Go and see a show at the Wells Fargo Center


The world famous Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia sports teams the Flyers and 76ers, plays host to a number of different types of shows throughout the year, many of them being perfect for the kids. On, you’ll able to find details regarding ticket prices and dates, including information about the hugely popular Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party, meaning you’ll always be able to find the event at the WFC that suits you and your kids the best.



2. Visit the Please Touch Museum


Have you ever been to a museum where you are encouraged to touch the artifacts on display? When you visit Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum, you and your kids will be able to get up close and personal with everything held in the museum, from the century-old carousel to the hands-on River Adventure exhibition. You and the kids will never be bored, and your bank balance need not suffer, either. You can gain admission into this museum for only $2 when you visit between 4 and 7 pm on the first Wednesday of every month.



3.Head to the Philadelphia Zoo


If you and your kids are big lovers of the animal kingdom, then you should take a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo. Being America’s very first zoo, this is a place that is steeped with interesting wildlife and history at every turn. What’s more, you can hop aboard an exploration train system when you visit this zoo, meaning you can truly meet a number of different primates and big cats. Other attractions include the McNeil Avian Center and KidZooU, the latter being an interactive display that is designed to help kids as young as three understand more about the natural world.


4.Learn more about science at The Franklin Institute


Your kids might already be budding scientists, or you might just want them to learn more about the subject. Regardless, you and them can have hours of fun when you visit The Franklin Institute. Here, your kids will be able to walk through the Giant Heart exhibition, where they will be able to get an insight into what goes on in their most important organ. They’ll also be able to turn their attention to space, too, as an observatory can be found on the roof of the institute.



If you and your kids ever find yourselves in need of something to do during a visit to Philadelphia, then make sure to remember the interesting Philly actives found above.


(photo courtesy of the City of Philadelphia)