What's Open For Kids and Families in the Philadelphia Area (Updated 12/17)


updated 12/17

Here is a list of open places in and near Delaware County that you can enjoy responsibly with restrictions. As things are slowly reopening, we’ll update you on the things you can do outside the house. Please visit the website of the place you would like to visit before leaving home.  Visitor capacity is often limited, and most locations require you to purchase tickets in advance.   The list below is just suggestions. Please use your own discretion to decide what is best for your family during these unusual times.


Newlin Grist Mill 
- trails open


Brandywine Zoo - reservations required.

Elmwood Park Zoo - reservation required

Philadelphia Zoo - reservation required


Strasburg Railroad - reservations required

West Chester Railroad - reservations required

Pick Your Own/ Cut Your Own Trees

Linvilla Orchards - reservation required to cut your own tree

Highland Orchards  - reservations required for private hayrides 


Longwood Gardens - reservation required

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens -  closed till April 1st

Chanticleer Gardens - closed for the season


Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation - closed for the season

Brandywine River Museum - closed until 1/4

Camden's Adventure Aquarium-  reservation required

Franklin Institute - temporarily  closed  due to COVID until 2021

Battleship New Jersey - reservations required

Independence Seaport Museumtemporarily  closed  due to COVID until 2021

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - temporarily  closed  due to COVID until 2021

Penn Museum -  temporarily  closed  due to COVID until 2021

Please Touch Museum - temporarily  closed  due to COVID until 2021

Philadelphia Museum of Art-  temporarily  closed  due to COVID until 2021

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion - temporarily closed due to COVID until 2021

National Constitution Center- temporarily closed due to COVID until 2021

Museum of the American Revolutiontemporarily closed due to COVID until 2021

*photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Zoo

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