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

Kids under a certain age are free at these area museums and attractions

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. 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

Free Under 2

Insectarium
Philadelphia Zoo
A
dventure Aquarium
Sesame Place
S
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
Delaware Museum of Natural History
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
L
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"

Diggerland

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
 

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