A number of nearby theme parks, such as Hershey Park, are now welcoming visitors. Photo courtesy the theme park
A number of nearby theme parks, such as Hershey Park, are now welcoming visitors. Photo courtesy the theme park

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.

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd and Walnut Street Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Brandywine River Museum
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware
Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads
Philadelphia, PA 19153

American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Museum of the American Revolution
101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA 19401

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ 08103

Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802

Cohanzick Zoo
181 East Commerce St.
Bridgeton, NJ 8302

Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047

Hershey Park
100 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

3320-24 Rt. 38
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Six Flags
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527

Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike Routes 40/322
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602

Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ

Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

OC Waterpark
728 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Crayola Experience
30 Centre Square
Easton, PA 18042

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Candytopia Philadelphia, PA
901 Market Street #1150
Philadelphia , PA 19107

Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA

Sandy Hook National Seashore
58 Magruder Road
Highlands, NJ 07732

Long Branch
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Asbury Park
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Point Pleasant
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Ocean City
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Cape May
Cape May, NJ 08204

Wildwood, NJ 08260

Long Beach Island
Long Beach Township, NJ 08008

Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527
American Swedish Historical Museum Reopens
American Swedish Historical Museum - 10:30 AM Pick
Grow Up Green
Sister Cities Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Strasburg Railroad Reopens
Strasburg Rail Road - various times Pick
Harry Potter at Home
- various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
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