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For every human, there are at least 200 million individual insects crawling, flying, and burrowing on the planet. Several thousand of the world’s six-legged rulers make their home at the Insectarium, a huge interactive museum dedicated to these fascinating arthropods. The three-floor museum includes exhibits ranging from live exotic insects and thriving colonies to movie rooms and a man-made spider web playground. Visitors can meet a 12-inch walking stick insect or watch the light glimmer off a metallic gold beetle. Observe the social structure of a functioning beehive and gain an understanding of the pint-sized politics of pheromones as they catalogue which bees the queen deigns to have tea with. Museum attendees can kick back for hour-long travelling shows, which bring insects from distant lands to interact with kids.

8046 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia,
PA
US

A memorable costume can turn a regular Halloween partygoer into a minor celebrity, or at least hide their half-sleeve tattoo of ALF. At D&J Costumes, you can do both of those things via an endless stock of rentable garb, which features everything from pop culture icons to period ensembles and holiday characters. You'll also find racks of accessories covering every bit of exposed wall in the store. These include wigs, hats, and mustaches, as well as masks hoping to get their empty sockets filled in by customers' eyes. Those who prefer to keep their own face out in the open can transform it with a rainbow of cream makeup, stage blood, and greasepaint.

7516 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia,
PA
US

At Thunderbird's four modern bowling arenas, families and friends demolish pins arranged at the end of up to 36 slick lanes. Boulder chuckers slip on chic rental sneakers, pirouette, and send the 12-pound sphere trundling past gutters into a smug stand of pins. The option of bumpers aids little ones in nudging smaller orbs down the timber avenue. Thunderbird's lanes are programmed with AMF automatic scoring, freeing hands from cramp-inducing feats of addition.

3081 Holme Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

In backyards, on neighborhood blocks, and across green parks, The Party Animals Philadelphia’s large inflatables take shape, transforming any space into fantastic fun houses. Those shapes include large, air-filled slides, regal castles, and more, and they can be accompanied by concessions such as popcorn machines and hot-dog cookers. They do the setup and takedown, allowing party people to attend to their birthdays, carnivals, and corporate events. As a special touch sure to delight the little ones, they can also populate shindigs with costume characters such as Elmo and Winnie the Pooh.

8001 Castor Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US