Photo by G. Widman for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
Photo by G. Widman for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

24 Places for New Year's Eve Fun with Kids in Philadelphia

Not all Philly kids may not be able to stay awake until midnight to ring in the New Year. However, there are still have plenty of opportunities to celebrate 2019 and welcome 2020 throughout the Delaware Valley. Many venues such as museums, zoos, parks, and moon bounce spots host a variety of events for younger children that occur during the day. If your crew can make it until midnight, there are several options on our list that provide prime seating for the city's early (6 PM) fireworks show over the Delaware River.

Keep reading to see all the places to ring in the New Year with kids. Some events are ticketed so be sure to make plans before they sell out.

Places featured in this article:


ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

Bucks County Children's Museum

Garden State Discovery Museum
Morning Bird Walk
Peter Wentz Farmstead - 8:30 AM Pick
Toddler Time
American Swedish Historical Museum - 10:30 AM Pick
Movies By The River
Glen Foerd on the Delaware - 6:00 PM Pick
ShiverQuest Scavenger Hunt 2021
Riverbend Environmental Education Center - various times Pick
Paleopalooza Festival
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides