Celebrate Japanese culture at the Children's Day Exhibition. Photo courtesy of Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center
Celebrate Japanese culture at the Children's Day Exhibition. Photo courtesy of Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center

20 Best Things To Do in Philadelphia this May with Kids

The month of May brings springtime flowers, more daylight hours, a holiday to honor mom, and the anticipation of the unofficial start of summer. It also provides families with plenty of activities in Philly and throughout the Delaware Valley. From outdoor exploration to exhibits at local museums, kids and grownups alike can spend time together with these great activities in our event calendar.

Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has rounded up 20 family-friendly activities to enjoy during May '21. Our list includes everything from outside fun at amusement parks to indoor enjoyment at museums. We also highlight ways to celebrate the mom or mother figure in your life. For animal lovers, consider a visit to the Philadelphia Zoo or Elmwood Park Zoo. Kids that like trains can see models run at Morris Arboretum or climb aboard a real-life locomotive at West Chester Railroad. Wrap up the month by kicking off Memorial Day with fireworks at Sesame Place

Be sure to browse through out Spring Fun Guide for Philly Kids, which features additional ways to make this season the best yet.

As COVID circumstances unfold, check directly with a venue website for updates before heading out. Keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing measures. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our events calendar to find other exciting options.

Philadelphia Zoo's Boo at the Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo - 10:00 AM Pick
International Archaeology Day
Newlin Grist Mill - 10:00 AM Pick
Fall Fest at Treehouse World
Treehouse World - 10:00 AM Pick
Parkway Pals
Sister Cities Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Autumn Encampment & Market
Washington Crossing Historic Park - 12:00 PM Pick
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