Looking for something free to do to entertain the kiddos? If you live in the suburbs, go to your local library and you can check out passes for you and your family to visit a number of great nearby museums, zoos, and gardens. Each library has different policies when it comes to checking out library passes, so be sure to call or check in at your local branch before reserving. To search and see what's available, use the keywords "Museum Pass" in your library's catalog search. You'll only be able to check out passes in your county with your library card and some libraries have restrictions about what township you live in, so scroll down to your county to see what great passes you can find.
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When you walk into the lobby at Norristown's Theatre Horizon, it is clear that Hero School is no ordinary show. In this 40-minute interactive experience, you and your kids will go through superhero training all while solving a mystery to find the bad guy.
Lehigh Valley, comprised of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, is chock-full of entertainment for the kids. From crayons and caverns to music, science, and more, the Lehigh Valley has something to offer everyone in the family year-round.
If there's one thing Philly has plenty of, it's museums. From art to cars, history, and more, there is definitely no shortage of museums in Philadelphia. With so many unique places to visit, there's bound to be some you haven't even heard of yet. Check out this list of great lesser known museums and find some fascinating new places to explore. Quite a few of these places are even FREE!
Note: Some of these museums have odd hours. You may need to make an appointment or reservation before you go. Check each website for more information.
It feels like it just started and, somehow, summer is almost over! There are so many things left to do with the family before the kids head back to school. Head down to the Jersey Shore for some beach fun, check out a free outdoor concert or movie, go camping, catch some fish, or try tubing or rafting on the river. If that's not enough to fill up the days before summer slips away, don't forget to check out our event calendar for even more fun summer activities around the Delaware Valley. Read on to see our top picks for August fun!
Whether you're trying to get back into shape or stay in shape, working out is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Not only does it keep parents happy and healthy, but it teaches kids how to keep moving and be healthy. If you're looking for a little extra motivation, check out these FREE workouts around the city this summer- bring your little kids with you in the stroller or have older kids join in!
Looking for mommy and me classes? Check out our round-up of Where to Get Fit With Baby.
This is the season for packing up a cooler and heading outdoors for a meal. From relaxing in nature to grabbing a picnic table next to a bustling playground, there are lots of great picnic spots in the Philly area and beyond. We've rounded up all the best places to eat amongst the flowers when the weather is warm. So grab a basket and a blanket, pack your food (or pick it up on the way), and check out one of these great places to picnic in the area.
Canoeing is a great way to expose kids to exercise and adventure all at once. If you're looking for a fun way to explore on a warm day, this is it. Some of these parks also offer beaches where you can go swimming in the lake to cool off when you're done! Check out our list of great places near Philly to go boating or canoeing with your family.
For more summer fun, don't forget to check out our Summer Guide- full of activities and fun for the season.