What Ages Get in Free at Philly Museums, Zoos, Gardens, Amusement Parks

Let's be honest, having kids can be expensive. Entertaining kids can be even more expensive. Museums, zoos, and amusement parks can be fun and even educational, but not always economical. Sometimes the best time to go is when the littlest ones can still get in with free admission. Maybe you can even check a few things off of your bucket list. To make it easy, we've created this list of which places offer free admission for what ages. We've even included some more obscure museums so you can broaden your horizons and try some place new! So hurry up and plan that outing while the kids are still little.

Note: The cut-off ages imply that once kids reach that age, they no longer qualify for free admission, and some places may ask for proof of age.

Free Under 1

Please Touch Museum
Garden State Discovery Museum
Delaware Children's Museum
Delaware Museum of Natural History

Free Under 2


Philadelphia Zoo
dventure Aquarium
Sesame Place
torybook Land
Winterthur Museum
American Helicopter Museum

Free Under 3

Franklin Institute
Academy of Natural Sciences
Independence Seaport Museum
Elmwood Park Zoo
Dutch Wonderland
Tyler Arboretum
Morris Arboretum
Hershey Park
Dorney Park
Six Flags Great Adventure
Camden Children's Garden
Brandywine Zoo
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Crayola Experience

Free Under 4

National Constitution Center
African American Museum in Philadelphia
Ben Franklin Museum

Free Under 5

Rosenbach Museum and Library
American Swedish Historical Museum
ongwood Gardens
Battleship New Jersey Museum
National Liberty Museum

Free Under 6

Mütter Museum
The Barnes Foundation
Penn Museum
Brandywine River Museum
James A. Michener Art Museum
Museum of the American Revolution
Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle
The Colored Girls Museum 

Free Under 36"


Free Under 9

Simone Foundation Automotive Museum

Free Under 13

Rodin Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
National Museum of American Jewish History
The Stoogeum
Philadelphia History Museum

Free for all ages

Fabric Workshop and Museum
Fireman's Hall Museum
Edgar Allan Poe House
Pizza Brain Museum
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Shoe Museum
The Center for Art in Wood
Kornberg School of Dentistry's Weaver Historical Dental Museum at Temple University

Photo courtesy of the author.

Scarecrows in the Village
Peddler's Village - 10:00 AM Pick
Story Art
Sister Cities Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Hellerick's Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival
Hellerick's Family Farm - 10:00 AM
Fall Picking & Hayrides at Johnson's Corner Farm
Johnson's Corner Farm - 10:00 AM
Story Hour at Book & Puppet Co.
Book & Puppet Co. - 10:30 AM
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