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5 Family Friendly Spots To Check Out in Philadelphia

Any time you’re traveling with a group, it can be difficult to find activities and sights you know everyone will enjoy; and, of course, this only becomes more difficult when you have a group made up of both adults and children. But don’t stress -- we’ve got you covered with five of Philadelphia’s greatest spots that are not just family friendly but also sure to keep the grown ups just as entertained.

Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute, founded in honor of Philly’s favorite son and America’s first scientist, Ben Franklin, is a local treasure dedicated to inspiring a passion for learning about science and technology. Hands-on and interactive exhibits allow visitors, young and old, to explore the technology behind flight and rail travel. Visitors also have the opportunity to explore space in the planetarium, climb through giant models of both the human heart and brain, and investigate the connections between the human body, nutrition, laws of motion, and technology in sports.

Whether you have kids with you or not, don’t pass up the opportunity to explore Pennsylvania’s most visited museum. Blue Cross RiverRink

The Blue Cross RiverRink, at Penn’s Landing along the Delaware River, features Winterfest from late November to early March and Summerfest from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Winterfest centers around an ice skating rink and a Winter Wonderland with fire pits, warming cabins, food trucks, a chalet-inspired lodge with food and adult beverages, and a kids lodge with arcade games.