11 Places for Fun Family Outings in the Delaware Valley
Who’s ready for a fun family outing? Spend a day at a museum, aquarium, zoo or spa with your kids. These destinations across the Delaware Valley and beyond offer entertainment for all ages.
1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Camden’s Adventure Aquarium is the home of more than 15,000 aquatic animals and has the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast. Designed with families in mind, this extensive aquarium with one-of-a-kind exhibits is ideal for a day’s outing to the Camden waterfront.
Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ 08103
Anchored in the Delaware River, the Battleship New Jersey hosts interactive tours for guests of all ages. Visitors will have a chance to explore the nooks and crannies of the real battleship while learning about its interesting history.
Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
Wilmington’s Bellevue State Park has no shortage of fun attractions for your family. Located on a former estate, the park features a beautiful historic home, hiking trails and an array of nature events for kids and parents to enjoy together.
1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802
The Brandywine Zoo, located in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware, has been operating since the early 1900s. The zoo offers special events, interactions with animals and a fun nature-themed playground.
30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042
The Crayola Experience brings the magic of color and crayons alive. Families will enjoy the 27 interactive attractions, including starring in your own coloring page, naming your own Crayola crayon and learning how crayons are made with a live manufacturing show.
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Through hands-on activities, living historians and guided tours, Howell Living History Farm introduces guests to life during the early 1900s. Seasonal programs include harvesting crops, caring for animals, taking a hayride and making homemade ice cream.
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131
The Please Touch Museum helps children learn and develop social, emotional and cognitive skills through play. The museum’s permanent and rotating exhibits are interactive, engaging and kid-centered.
Primp & Play
1520 Locust St., Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Primp & Play is an award-winning family spa and event space located in Center City, Philadelphia. Events include activities that families can do together. Classes designed for kids give parents time to relax and rejuvenate.
100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA 19047
As the only theme park on the East Coast dedicated entirely to the characters and stories of the award-winning “Sesame Street” television show, Sesame Place offers rides, shows, dining experiences and, most importantly, ample opportunities to meet and take photos with Elmo and his furry friends. Special events in March include “Elmo’s Furry Fest” and “Elmo’s Eggstravaganza.”
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
As one of the country’s leading science centers, The Franklin Institute makes science and technology exciting and accessible for all ages. The much-anticipated and groundbreaking Harry Potter exhibition, featuring magical, immersive installations, is open now.
Treehouse World Adventure Park
1442 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Treehouse World Adventure Park, located outside Philadelphia, features more than 10 treehouses for families to explore. Additional attractions include zip lines, archery tag and special tree-climbing opportunities for families.