Monday, February 26, 2007

Philly With Kids

For those of you planning to travel to Philadephia with children, here are some interesting destinations:

Franklin Institute Science Museum, now exhibiting Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs; also offers many permanent exhibits (a giant heart, Sir Isaac's Loft, Space Command, and many more) as well as an IMAX theater.

Independence National Historic Park - see the Liberty Bell and visit Independence Hall; it's all here.

Philadelphia Zoo, America's First Zoo

Please Touch Museum for the younger ones (8 and under): Please Touch Museum is home to interactive exhibits & programs designed to encourage learning through play. Once inside let your child be your guide! Play croquet with the Queen of Hearts. Sit behind the wheel of a real SEPTA bus. Romp with a Wild Thing or whip up a cake with Mikey and the Bakers. The Barnyard Babies section is designed for the under 3 set. They can "feed" chickens, dress a scarecrow and play in the veggie garden. Great hands-on fun!

Academy of Natural Sciences

The following links provide some ideas as well:

Taking the Kids: Three Days in Philadelphia

Family-Friendly Philadelphia

Independence Visitor Center: Especially for Kids

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but a good place to start for some ideas.

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