MommyCon :: 5 Family Friendly Activities in Philadelphia

5 Family Friendly Activities in Philadelphia

MommyCon Philadelphia is right around the corner and we wanted to share some amazing kid-friendly places to visit while in town. From the Philadelphia Zoo to the Magic Gardens, there are tons of fun activities for kids of all ages!

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

This gorgeous space was created by artist Isaiah Zagar, and is a nonprofit art museum that inspires creativity and community engagement. It’s a great place to take children who are interested in creative outlets and it’s even free for kids 5 and under.



Academy of Natural Sciences

Visitors to Xtreme Bugs will experience a bug’s-eye view of their world, explore critter calls, dig for ancient arthropods, play a bug facts game, and learn why insects are so vital to our daily lives.

A variety of live insects will be on view for close-up inspection in the adjacent Butterflies! exhibit and the Outside In children’s discovery center. Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:45 a.m. Academy experts will give short insect talks and answer questions.



Sister Cities Park

At the midpoint on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway between City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sister Cities Park adds green to the heart of Philadelphia’s notable arts and cultural district. The Children’s Discovery Garden is a popular place for kids to splish an splash and during colder months, the Imagination Playground™ is installed encouraging children to participate in unstructured play.



Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum engages children and adults in discovering the world around them. Currently, the Hello From Japan! exhibit is on display showing children modern Tokyo and teaching them about the richness and diversity of Japanese culture. Other exhibits include the Rocket Room, Healthy Me: Children’s Hospital, the Playroom and the Please Touch Garden.



Philadelphia Zoo

Last but certainly not least, Philadelphia houses the country’s first zoo! With over 1300 animals, the Philadelphia Zoo is home to many rare and endangered species. Right now at the zoo, there are many animal babies such as an African Hedgehog, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, and a Giraffe.