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    Updated: December 20, 2023

    Originally Published: 2020

    By: Phillyfunguide Staff 

    • Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

    Looking for something to do with your kids? The Phillyfunguide has all sorts of virtual and in-person events for kids of all ages, from attractions at local zoos and the Franklin Institute to outdoor gardens and theater shows!*

     

    Below you'll find affordable events and attractions that are fun for kids and adults. Want more? Check out our kids page.

     

    Share your favorite family day spots with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide.

     

    As always, make sure that you're submitting your events to Phillyfunguide through our submission page!

     

    *Please be sure to view and participate in these activities safely. For up-to-date information on the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, visit their official website.

    Check out these family friendly events happing in the Philadelphia area! 

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    MUSEUMS
    Celebrate the Freedom Stories of Black Revolutionaries This Juneteenth at the Museum
    Museum of The American Revolution
    June 19th, 2024
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Plants in the Age of Dinosaurs
    Morris Arboretum & Gardens
    May 25th, 2024 - September 30th, 2024
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Garden Railway: Dinos!
    Morris Arboretum & Gardens
    May 25th, 2024 - September 30th, 2024
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    SUMMER
    Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!
    Riverbend Environmental Education...
    June 17th, 2024 - August 30th, 2024
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    FREE
    Telford Night Market
    Telford Happenings
    May 29th, 2024 - August 28th, 2024
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    THEATRE
    Family Magic Show
    Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater
    Permanent Attraction
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    KIDS
    Museum of Illusions Holiday Hunt
    Museum of Illusions Phily
    Permanent Attraction
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    THEATRE
    Family Friendly Theatre Arts Workshop and Show
    Sawubona Creativity Project
    Permanent Attraction
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    KIDS
    Family Magic Shows
    Smoke & Mirrors Family Magic Show
    Permanent Attraction
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    KIDS
    Around the World Art: Japan
    William Jeanes Memorial Library
    June 20th, 2024
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    SIP & STROLL @ BRANDYWINE ZOO
    Brandywine Zoo
    June 20th, 2024 - September 12th, 2024
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    OUTDOORS
    Summer Solstice
    Riverbend Environmental Education...
    June 20th, 2024
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Lazy Crazy Days of Summer Quilt Show - Quilt Shows aren’t just for Quilters!
    Brandywine Valley Quilters
    June 21st, 2024 - June 23rd, 2024
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    KIDS
    Local Author Storytime: The Brave Beach Butterfly
    William Jeanes Memorial Library
    June 21st, 2024
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    FREE
    Philadelphia Marketplace at Dilworth Park
    Philadelphia Marketplace
    May 3rd, 2024 - October 5th, 2024
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    KIDS
    SUMMER CAMP: Jazz Camp With Jake Kelberman, Grades 8-12
    Media Arts Council
    June 17th, 2024 - June 21st, 2024
    QUICK VIEW
    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    MusicWithMe: a free music workshop for youth + their trusted adult!
    Rock to the Future
    May 10th, 2024 - August 16th, 2024
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    OUTDOORS
    Shady Brook Farm Summer unWINEd
    Shady Brook Farm
    May 3rd, 2024 - August 30th, 2024
    QUICK VIEW
    FILM
    Big Picture Film Fest 2024
    Big Picture Alliance
    June 21st, 2024
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    THEATRE
    Fantasy Faire
    WheatonArts
    June 22nd, 2024 - June 23rd, 2024
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    FREE
    All Aboard!
    Pennypacker Mills
    June 22nd, 2024
    QUICK VIEW
    KIDS
    Summer Solstice Family Fesitval
    Historic Fallsington, Inc.
    June 22nd, 2024
    QUICK VIEW
    KIDS
    Family Magic Shows Ages 6 - 106
    Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater
    May 25th, 2024 - July 27th, 2024
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    TOURS
    The Great Philadelphia Comedy Magic Walking Tour
    Philly Magic Tours
    May 18th, 2024 - June 23rd, 2024
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    OUTDOORS
    Midsommarfest
    American Swedish Historical Museum
    June 22nd, 2024
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    FREE
    Pulling for Pets Up Lemon Hill
    Emancipet
    June 23rd, 2024
    QUICK VIEW
    KIDS
    Mindfulness for Kids
    William Jeanes Memorial Library
    June 24th, 2024
    QUICK VIEW
    KIDS
    Morris Arboretum & Gardens' Bubbles!
    Morris Arboretum & Gardens
    May 28th, 2024 - August 27th, 2024
    QUICK VIEW
    KIDS
    Storytime Yoga
    William Jeanes Memorial Library
    June 26th, 2024

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