Did you know that your library card lets you access passes to 34 different museums and sites? With such a large collection, we know it can be overwhelming to determine which attraction is the right fit for you and your family, especially our youngest library lovers. To help you decide, here’s a handy guide with tips about the recommended ages for visitors to each location.
For families looking for crowd-pleaser places to visit, check out the sites listed below! These places will give the entire family the chance to see a variety of live animals; lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Sometimes you need a museum that will not only be enlightening for the kids, but the adults as well. The sites below will definitely educate adults, but they also feature specially designed areas just for kids.
- The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a great place for the whole family, especially those who’d like to see more than 30 different dinosaurs and an array of animal dioramas. This museum offers Outside In, a hands-on exhibit specifically designed for children ages 3 to 8.
- The African American Museum in Philadelphia teaches people about African American heritage and culture through art and history. It also has a children’s corner where kids ages 3 to 8 can enjoy a hands-on learning experience.
- The Battleship New Jersey not only lets you tour the USS New Jersey, you get to see exhibits of artifacts as well. This fun attraction also provides an area for preschool-age children called Jason’s Kids Kompartment.
- The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers a great opportunity to get outside and experience how delightful the world of plants can be. Check out this calendar of hands-on activities designed for kids!
- The Museum of the American Revolution offers museumgoers an immersive experience focusing on the American Revolution. On Saturdays and Sundays, you will also have a chance to experience Revolution Place, four recreated historical environments specially designed for kids ages 5 to12.
- The Guggenheim is best for teens year-round, but if you check out the art museum’s calendar, you’ll find special programs and events for certain age groups.
- The Frick Collection is the perfect place to see paintings by the Old Masters. This museum and research center does not permit children under the age of 10, so it’s a good fit for teenagers who have a love of art.
- As a medical history museum, the Mütter Museum features quite the collection - primarily comprised of human remains - that may be disturbing to young children. For this reason, the museum recommends children be at least 10 years old to visit.