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Museums for Kids in Philadelphia

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Children's museum in Cities similar to Philadelphia

There are a lot more benefits kids can enjoy from visiting museums other than just learning academic information. Modern museums are kid-friendly as they offer short learning trips to cater to the short attention span of children.

Sparks a love for history in Philadelphia

Museums are a gateway into history and whenever you bring your kids to a kid-friendly science museum or art gallery, you make it possible for history to have a huge direct impact on their life. With time, it encourages a love for exploring history.

Improves critical thinking

Moreover, museums offer kids an opportunity to gain critical thinking skills needed to build a healthy worldview. By talking about what they saw and what aspects of the contents of the museum excited them, they build their skills for intelligent conversation and expression.

Nurtures curiosity

Museums for kids in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA) also fuel kids' curiosity. Kid-friendly museums encourage questions, whether or not the answers are immediately available. Letting the kids ask questions about, say, interesting artwork, and giving them time to try and figure out the answer gives you an opportunity to learn how they reason.

Examples of attractions that may interest kids include

  • Technology
  • Art
  • American pop history
  • Dinosaurs
  • History from other countries

Fosters creativity

Needless to say, free children's museum in Philadelphia are among the best places to spark children's creativity through a wide variety of activities tailored specifically for kids.

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Philadelphia History Museum

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cat-icon 15 S 7th St
18th Century Garden of the Independence National Historic Park

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cat-icon Adjacent to 325 Walnut Street
Independence Seaport Museum

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cat-icon 211 S Columbus Blvd
American Interfaith Institute

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cat-icon 401 N Broad St
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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cat-icon 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Moore College of Art & Design

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cat-icon 20th Street and the Parkway
Independence Hall

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cat-icon Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets
The Franklin Institute

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cat-icon 222 N 20th St
Mummers Museum

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cat-icon 1100 S 2nd St
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Woodmere Art Museum

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cat-icon 9201 Germantown Ave
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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cat-icon 118 N Broad St
The Barnes Foundation

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cat-icon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

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cat-icon 1020 South St
Jim Loewer Glass

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cat-icon 1241 Carpenter St
The Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion

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cat-icon 2000 Belmont Mansion Dr