Philadelphia may be known as one of the nation’s most historic cities, but today, it’s also become known as a cultural hub—there are more exciting Philadelphia activities than there are signatures on the Declaration of Independence. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, for instance, visitors explore a 27,000-piece collection that ranks among the country’s largest, and includes Picasso’s iconic Man with a Guitar. Even when looking for fun places for kids in Philadelphia, people can uncover a bit of history—the Philadelphia Zoo is America’s first zoological park, and the Franklin Instititute, a nationally celebrated science museum, hosts family camp-ins with stargazing at the rooftop observatory.

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