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3 Great Spring Break Activities in Phildelphia

It’s been a long, cold winter and we’re all ready for some fun in the sun — Spring Break gives us the perfect opportunity to kick off a new season with some R & R and festivities!

Spring Break in Philadelphia, PA

Students all over Philadelphia are especially excited just to be able to stay home for the week; but eventually boredom sets in and they want something FUN to do! Here are some great activities to keep the kids, (and the adults), entertained during Spring Break in Philadelphia:

The Franklin Institute

“One of the oldest and most beloved science museums in the country”

The Franklin Institute is hands-on, interactive, touchable exploration… for kids and adults alike! Attractions include:

  • The Sports Challenge – virtual-reality technology illustrates the physics of sports
  • The Train Factory – climb-aboard steam engine
  • Space Command – simulated earth-orbit research station
  • Weather station
  • Electricity exhibits
  • Tuttleman IMAX Theater – (with 79-foot domed screen!)
  • North America’s second-oldest planetarium – deep space exploration
  • 3D Theater
  • Indoor SkyBike.
  • Walk-through heart- 15,000 times life size (kids LOVE this one!)
  • Benjamin Franklin National Memorial – 0-foot-tall marble statue of the scientist and Founding Father.

For more information on pricing and schedule of events, visit the Franklin Institute’s Website or call them directly at 215.448.1200.

The Philadelphia Zoo

42-acres of unsurpassed natural beauty and wildlife make the Philadelphia Zoo (America’s first zoo) a must-see adventure! There is so much to see and do here, you could spend entire days traversing gorgeous wildlife trails and mingling with exotic species of all types.  Here are just a couple of attractions that await you at the zoo…

The Great Ape Trail and TreeTop Trail – A system of elevated passageways and lookouts situated among the treetops for primates to travel and explore. This innovative animal travel and exploration plan provides an interactive (yet safe) experience for both visitors and animals to enounter one another from a new perspective!

A variety of animal exhibits, including:

  • African Plains
  • Australian Animals
  • Bear Country
  • Bird Valley
  • Carnivore Kingdom
  • First Niagra Big Cat Falls
  • McNeil Avian Center
  • Monkey Junction
  • PECO Primate Reserve
  • Rare Animal Conservation Center
  • Reptile and Amphibian House
  • Reptile Exercise Yard
  • Small Mammal House
  • Tortoise Trail

Other attractions include the Amazon Rainforest Carousel, Channel 6 Zooballoon Balloon Rides, Camel Safari, Pony Rides, Swan Boats and the PZ Express train. For a full list of attractions, prices, hours of operation and anything else you want to know about spending a day at the zoo, visit the Philadelphia Zoo Website.

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge is 3,600 acres of rolling hills and gorgeous trails — a perfect place for runners, bicyclists, picnickers and history buffs of all ages. This 75-mile expanse connects Philadelphia to the majestic Appalachian Trail, and brings more than 225 years of fascinating American history to present-day visitors.

Here, the history of the Continental Army at Valley Forge is brought to life by the remnants of the military encampments; rows of cannons in Artillery Park; the soldiers’ log huts; earthen fortifications… you really have to experience it to fully appreciate Army’s momentous struggle at this historic site.

Statues and monumements throughout the park remind visitors of our nation’s rich heritage, while the pleasure of fly-fishing, biking and hiking amidst glorious dogwood trees are among the present-day amenities to enjoy.

For more information, pricing and hours of operation, visit the Valley Forge National Historical Park website, or call directly at (610) 783-1099.

These are just a few ideas for Spring Break in Philadelphia — in truth there are literally hundreds of ideas for entertainment in this great city… WAY to many to list here. One resource for keeping up with current and upcoming events in the area is Philadelphia’s Official Travel & Tourism Site — they always have the latest and greatest events taking place in Philly.

If you plan to spend Spring Break exploring Philadelphia with the family, consider a Philadelphia  car or van service to transport your group to and from all the exciting places and events available to visitors and Spring Breakers. If you’re travelling with the kids, the trip is so much more enjoyable if you’re not reaching over to the back seat trying to break up sibling squabbles while navigating heavy traffic at the same time, (if you’re a parent, you know this scenario!)

Or if you’re away on break from college, you and your friends can enjoy the tour and live it up all you like while leaving the driving responsibility to an experienced driver who’s familiar with the area’s attractions, including the streets and best travel routes to get wherever you want to go.

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In Philadelphia, we’re looking forward to thawing out after a long cold winter, and taking a break to kick back and have some fun in the sun to head into the warmer Spring months. Enjoy your Spring — and Spring Break in Philadelphia!

3 Great Spring Break Activities in Phildelphia

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