30 Fun Indoor Activities for Philly Kids
From time to time, the cold winter winds or the hot, humid temperatures may force Philly families to retreat indoors. Thankfully, there are many ways to keep kids entertained inside. Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has put together a list of some great activities, events, and experiences when outdoor fun isn't an option. Continue reading for some of our top ideas.
Great Indoor Philly Places for Kids
LegoLand - King of Prussia
Use your imagination to construct a Lego creation at Legoland King of Prussia, which includes an indoor playground and build spaces by interest and age.
Crayola Experience - Easton
Add a little color to your life with a trip to the Crayola Experience in Easton
The Colonial Theatre - Phoenixville
See a family-friendly movie at The Colonial Theatre.
Mall play places - Various locations
Climb on the indoor playground at your local mall or nearby play space—including the newly opened Fashion District in Center City which has interactive wall art and a growing list of family-friendly activities and experiences.
Fun Philly Museums for Kids
Benjamin Franklin Museum - Philadelphia
Learn about the life of inventor, philosopher, and Founding Father, Ben Franklin, at the Benjamin Franklin Museum. Select dates throughout the year offer free admission.
The Academy of Natural Sciences and the Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion - Philadelphia
For the entomophile in the family, take in some creepy crawlies at The Academy of Natural Sciences or the Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion.
Photo courtesy of National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center - Philadelphia
Wear a Supreme Court Justice robe, pretend to give a press conference as President of the United States, and see how a bill becomes a law at the National Constitution Center.
The American Helicopter Museum - West Chester
Learn about helicopters and flight at the American Helicopter Museum.
The Barnes - Philadelphia
Enrich your experience at the Barnes with their special Toddler Times.
Museum of American History - Philadelphia
Watch the trains race down the tracks at the annual Antique Toy Train display at the Museum of American History.
American Swedish Historical Museum - Philadelphia
Experience the Swedish culture during the American Swedish Historical Museum's toddler time.
Battleship New Jersey - Philadelphia
Head underwater and tour the Battleship New Jersey.
Eastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia
Tour Eastern State Penitentiary and see how the prisoners lived. Be aware, this tour includes some outdoor walking.
Photo courtesy of Center/Architecture + Design
Center for Architecture and Design - Philadelphia
Learn about architecture and design at a free family workshop at the Center for Architecture and Design.
C.F. Martin Guitar Factory - Nazareth
Understand how guitars are made at C.F. Martin Guitar Factory.
Herr's Snack Factory - Nottingham
Watch potatoes being washed, sorted, and sliced as they are turned into chips at the Herr's Snack Factory.
Adventure Aquarium - Camden, NJ
Visit the aquatic animals such as the African Penguin, Chocolate Chip Starfish, American Lobster, Blacktip shark, Clownfish, Lined Seahorse, and Stingray at Adventure Aquarium.
Please Touch Museum - Philadelphia
Visit the Please Touch Museum where toddlers can run around and burn off some energy exploring hands-on fun.
Franklin Institute - Philadelphia
Explore electricity and climb around in the brain at the Franklin Institute.
Indoor Spots for Kids to Burn Off Energy in Philly
Indoor Water Parks near Philly - Various locations
Put on your bathing suit and take a dip at an indoor water park.
Burn off that energy at SkyZone! Photo courtesy the trampoline park
SkyZone or BounceU - Various locations
Bounce the afternoon away at a trampoline park such as SkyZone or BounceU.
iFLY - King of Prussia
Soar through the air at iFLY in King of Prussia.
Educational and Fun Indoor Spots for Philly Kids
Mommy and Me Classes - Various locations
Practice yoga poses, learn a musical instrument, and tap into your creative side at any of the many area mommy & me classes in Philly.
Arden Theatre - Philadelphia
Use props and costumes to bring a children's story to life at Arden Theatre.
Updated January 2020