Kids Activities in Philadelphia

Admission for Two or Four Adults to National Liberty Museum (Up to 46% Off)

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

$14 $8

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Museum celebrates American freedom with a collection of glass artworks, paintings, and sculptures

1, 3, 5, or 10 Accordion Lessons at Liberty Bellows (Up to 55% Off)

Liberty Bellows

Queen Village - Pennsport

$400 $179

Experienced accordion players teach students of all abilities to play their chosen style of accordion music

$25 for $50 Worth of Children's Classes, Play, Membership, and Boutique Items at Nest

Nest

Washington Square West

$50 $25

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Little ones from 6 weeks to 7 years take part in development and enrichment classes, enjoy play space, and get their hair trimmed

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Erie Lanes (Up to 67% Off)

Erie Lanes

Juniata Park- Philadelphia

$54.50 $18

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Customers spend two hours bowling in the sprawling, brightly colored facility, which features plenty of bumper-bowling lanes just for kids

Philadelphia History Museum Visit for Two or Four Adults (Up to 45% Off)

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

$20 $12

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington's writing desk and Joe Frazier's boxing gloves

30-, 60-, or 120-Minutes of Batting or Pitching Tunnels Use at Sluggersville (Up to Half Off)

Sluggersville

Northeast Philadelphia

$18 $10

Batting cages and pitching mounds help kids and adults hone the fundamentals of baseball

Four Rounds of Mini Golf at Keystone Mini Golf and Arcade (58% Off)

Keystone Mini-golf And Arcade

Philadelphia

$36 $15

A round of indoor miniature golf for a family of four

General Admission for One, Two, or Four at The Franklin Institute (Up to 46% Off)

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

$18.50 $10

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Explore interactive exhibits that uncover the secrets of the brain, history's greatest inventions, and the biology and physics of the circus

$139 for a One-Week Court Stars Summer Camp Session from The National Basketball Academy ($265 Value)

The National Basketball Academy

World's Gym NE Philly

$265 $139

Kids develop their skills through fun drills, contests, and games; includes a T-shirt and basketball

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

O'Shea's Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$36 for $65 Worth of Music Lessons — ACE School of Music

Ace School Of Music

On Location

$65 $36

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two 30-Minute Kids' Music Lessons at Chestnut Hill Music Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Chestnut Hill Music Academy

Chestnut Hill

$63 $29

One-on-one music lessons are customized to each student's talents and cover a variety of instruments, including woodwinds, piano, and voice

Visit for Two or Four to African American Museum in Philadelphia (Half Off)

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

$56 $28

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Museum dedicated to the preservation of African American heritage through exhibits, cultural programs, and historical artifacts

Insectarium Visit for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Up to 10 (Up to 47% Off)

Insectarium

Holmesburg

$18 $11

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Encounter some of nature’s smallest creatures at an insect museum full of mounted and live specimens; birthday parties include a guided tour

Guided Tour of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion for Two or Four (Up to 46% Off)

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Germantown

$14 $8

Guides lead groups through 17-room restored Victorian mansion

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) (Up to 53% Off)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts North

$30 $15

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Two buildings showcase artwork from throughout America's history, including a famous portrait of George Washington

$14 to Take Part in "Trapped in a Room with a Zombie" from Room Escape Adventures ($28 Value)

Room Escape Adventures

Sherman Mills

$28 $14

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

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Forty-eight bowling balls can roll down the 48 lanes at once, sending pins flying in a heath-thumping clatter. Erie Lanes? size accommodates hordes of bowling parties at once. And it isn?t just bowling that entertains crowds. Balls clatter atop pool tables in the game room, and a toy crane snaps at stuffed animals. And on select nights, the bowling lanes glow under black lights and disco balls, and a fog machine turns on full blast during cosmic bowling games. The on-site caf? refuels bowlers with pizzas, nachos, and burgers drowning in bleu cheese and bacon bits.

1310 E Erie Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
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A combination bowling alley, lounge and restaurant, Philadelphia’s North Bowl bills itself as being “strikingly different.” It’s an apt description given its modern, geometric exterior and space-agey retro interior. This bi-level Northern Liberties hot spot lets bowlers fuel up on appetizers, salads – including the Bowlympian, a mix of romaine, tomatoes, red onions, olives and feta – burgers and sliders, as well as eleven flavors of tater tots, including the Mazel Tots, which are topped with apple sauce and sour cream. Downstairs, the hip patrons pull on their bowling shoes and aim for strikes amid the orange and beige 1950s furniture, while upstairs, a glowing royal-blue bar awaits. There are even four private lanes that can be rented out for private events, as well as a perch from which to watch the action below.

909 N 2nd St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The building that would eventually become Merriam Theater opened as the Sam S. Shubert Theater in 1918, honoring the famous, theater-owning Shubert family’s youngest member, who died tragically in a train accident a decade earlier. Following the fortunes of its fellow theaters, the Merriam's inaugural years saw success with toe-tapping Gershwin musicals and spine-tingling Shakespearean performances by John Barrymore. As vaudeville petered out and the country slid into a depression, the theater struggled to pay the bills through more tawdry means, hosting burlesque shows and letting patrons see the stage without its curtain. The University of Arts eventually bought the building in 1972, and restored the venue to its former glory as host to the country's finest performers.

250 S Broad St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Just steps from South Street in Philadelphia, Society Hill Playhouse showcases some of the best and most fun theatrical productions in the city. Rather than focusing on high art or avant-garde performances, Society Hill Playhouse creates accessible productions for a wider non-theatergoing crowd. Popular shows like Lafferty's Wake, Nunsense, Schoolhouse Rock Live and Menopause: The Musical have been attracting audiences since the theater space opened in 1960. The building itself is its own spectacle, having been built over a century ago, and inside, the playhouse houses two performance spaces. Downstairs, the cabaret-style Red Room seats 99 guests, while the more traditional theater upstairs can accommodate 250. An on-site bar serves beverages during performances.

507 S 8th St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Walking into Rolling Thunder Skating Center feels a lot like walking into an indoor carnival: there are rides inside, an arcade with video games and skeeball, and there's even a mural of a rollercoaster on the walls. Still, the center's core identity pulses on the groove of pure roller fun, boasting an expansive rink and its own pizzeria. Around the whole scene, skaters can glide and groove to Top-40 tunes. Parents can join kids on the rink, or watch from the booths in the seating area to ensure that their kids are safe and aren't mouthing any lyrics to Will Smith's Parent's Just Don't Understand.

7015 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Children crawl, climb, and careen through The Little Treehouse's sprawling wonderland, pausing only to dine with their parents at a café that Main Line Today named one of 2011's Best Restaurants for Kids. Socked feet scale sophisticated play structures and scream sonnets into pillow piles under colorful mobiles while high-quality wooden toys sow new synapses. Guests can stretch imaginations and limbs during yoga and movement classes, somersault through tumbling classes for different age groups, and schmooze with peers during seasonal and private events. Between romping sessions, tots can don bibs for a helping of organic, sugar-free applesauce at the café, where parents sip fair-trade coffee whilst navigating free WiFi and reminiscing about the steam-powered web browsers of their youth. The kitchen is open for lunch every day and for dinner Wednesday–Sunday, filling a wholesome menu with pasta, paninis, and brick-oven pizzas wrought with whole-wheat dough and local ingredients whenever possible. In clement conditions, adults can bring a bottle of wine to the outdoor terrace to watch their children play with bubbles and write chalk prescriptions for cootie remedies.

10 W Gravers Ln
Philadelphia,
PA
US