The Please Touch Museum welcomes The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit for a limited run through the end of the year. Photo courtesy of Miami Childrens' Museum
The Please Touch Museum welcomes The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit for a limited run through the end of the year. Photo courtesy of Miami Childrens' Museum

Indigenous Peoples Day Weekend Best Things to Do in Philly with Kids

Looking for the best things to do in Philadelphia during this holiday weekend? Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has rounded up all the can't-miss fun in the Delaware Valley.

For the first time, Philadelphia is observing Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day. City public schools are off, and kids can join the IPD Philly celebration at Penn Treaty Park to honor Native American cultures. Stay in the spirit of autumnal fun at Dilworth Park's Harvest Weekend, Awbury Arboretum's Harvest Fest, or Oktoberfest Main Line. Spookier events are creeping onto the calendar, and if your older kids like a good fright, take them to Colonial Gardens' Haunted Woods Night Hayride or Haunted House of Horrors, or the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride in Glen Mills. Lastly, follow the yellow brick road to the new Wizard of Oz exhibit at the Please Touch Museum. 

Check out our top Editors' Picks of the month, Free Halloween Events for Philly Kids, 50 Fun Fall Activities, and the Best Things to Do in Philadelphia in October with Kids.

Places featured in this article:


Historic Fallsington

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

Valley Forge National Historic Park

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Paleo Playdates
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - 10:00 AM Pick
Full Moon and Folklore Walk
Peter Wentz Farmstead - 6:30 PM Pick
ShiverQuest Scavenger Hunt 2021
Riverbend Environmental Education Center - various times Pick
Paleopalooza Festival
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - various times Pick
Pop-Up Naturalist Series
Newlin Grist Mill - 6:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides