101 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Philly

Discover family-friendly events with the Philadelphia Family Community Calendar. Our team adds fresh content every week to help you make the most of raising kids in Philly, from the baby and little ones-stage through the teen years and beyond! Please be sure to check with the host location about their health and safety protocols, as well as their registration requirements, prior to heading out!

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING APRIL 7, 2022

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Once Upon A Nation: Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Professionally-trained storytellers perform stories using scripts that are built on careful research to assure accuracy. They cover a variety of topics, including some which speak to issues that connect past experiences with contemporary events and interests. Each storyteller tells the riveting stories of our nation’s history […]

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Once Upon A Nation: Franklin Square

Franklin Square 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA

Professionally-trained storytellers perform stories using scripts that are built on careful research to assure accuracy. They cover a variety of topics, including some which speak to issues that connect past experiences with contemporary events and interests. Each storyteller tells the riveting stories of our nation’s history […]

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Once Upon A Nation: Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA

Professionally-trained storytellers perform stories using scripts that are built on careful research to assure accuracy. They cover a variety of topics, including some which speak to issues that connect past experiences with contemporary events and interests. Each storyteller tells the riveting stories of our nation’s history […]

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Night Tours: Summer Twilight

Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday through Sunday evenings, May 6 to September 4. Experience Eastern State's historic cellblocks as the sun goes down. Admission to Night Tours: Summer Twilight includes everything they offer by day and more!

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING APRIL 7, 2022

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Once Upon A Nation: Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Professionally-trained storytellers perform stories using scripts that are built on careful research to assure accuracy. They cover a variety of topics, including some which speak to issues that connect past experiences with contemporary events and interests. Each storyteller tells the riveting stories of our nation’s history […]

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Family Fun Day Sunday at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park 401 S Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

Make your Sunday extra fun with these special events throughout the summer. Featuring a riverside hammock lounge, amazing food and drink from various Philly eateries, and special themes/workshops like yoga, tie-dye, and more, this is one weekend event you don't want to miss! For a […]

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Night Tours: Summer Twilight

Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday through Sunday evenings, May 6 to September 4. Experience Eastern State's historic cellblocks as the sun goes down. Admission to Night Tours: Summer Twilight includes everything they offer by day and more!

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING APRIL 7, 2022

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Once Upon A Nation: Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Professionally-trained storytellers perform stories using scripts that are built on careful research to assure accuracy. They cover a variety of topics, including some which speak to issues that connect past experiences with contemporary events and interests. Each storyteller tells the riveting stories of our nation’s history […]

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING APRIL 7, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen

Forrest Theater 1114 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR […]

The Lion King

Academy of Music 240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when this best-loved musical returns to Philadelphia. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of […]

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Bloomin’ Bubbles at Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum 100 E Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

There are more than flowers in bloom this summer at the Morris Arboretum. Join them every Tuesday for Bloomin' Bubbles. The Azalea Meadow will be transformed into a magical flurry of bubbles for children.

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River Stroll at Delaware River Waterfront

Delaware River Waterfront 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Every Tuesday night through August 30th, enjoy entertainment and deals at your favorite Waterfront destinations from Cherry Street Pier to Spruce Street Harbor Park and beyond. Please see the event host site for more details and special offers.

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING APRIL 7, 2022

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Parkway Pals – History of Art at Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park 210 N 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join the Fabric Workshop and Museum to celebrate their current exhibition “Jayson Musson: His History of Art!” Children will reflect on our collective art history and create their own with puppets, creative inspiration and play.

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS STARTING APRIL 7, 2022

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Once Upon A Nation: Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Professionally-trained storytellers perform stories using scripts that are built on careful research to assure accuracy. They cover a variety of topics, including some which speak to issues that connect past experiences with contemporary events and interests. Each storyteller tells the riveting stories of our nation’s history […]

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Nature Activities by the River at Pleasant Hill Park

Pleasant Hill Park Philadelphia, PA

Every Thursday throughout the summer, join the folks of Riverfront North Partnership at Pleasant Hill Park for games, arts & crafts, fun nature activities and more! No sign up necessary. In the event of rain or very hot weather the event will be cancelled. Please […]

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