Philly's Green Phase Reopening: What's Open Now for Kids
As Philadelphia reopens slowly in a modified green phase, Philly families have been making the most of what can only be described as the most unusual summer on record.
Venturing to a campground, cooling off in area splash pads, and going retro at a drive-in movie are among the top favorites. But since the counties in the Delaware Valley have been in the green phase since early July, many more local Philly attractions are reopening their doors to visitors with new social distancing rules in place.
We rounded up all the top things to do in Philly for kids right now, including all the reopened museums, zoos, amusement parks, and arboretums. Some expect to reopen soon, so we've included those dates below. Outings in the COVID-19 age look different as venues are limiting capacity, requiring face masks, and encouraging social distancing. Accordingly, be prepared to secure tickets in advance, wear masks, and pack a reusable water bottle—and the hand sanitizer...maybe a portable potty, too!
Continue reading to discover what's reopening in Philadelphia and throughout the Delaware Valley.
Places featured in this article:
Independence Seaport Museum
Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
Brandywine River Museum
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Fort Mifflin on the Delaware
American Swedish Historical Museum
The Barnes Foundation
Museum of the American Revolution
Elmwood Park Zoo
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Candytopia Philadelphia, PA
Strasburg Rail Road
Long Beach Island
Six Flags Great Adventure