Family vacations in Philadelphia can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've done all the preparation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on traveling with children, here are recommended attractions for those planning Philadelphia family vacations.
Philadelphia Museum Of Art
Address: 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Phone: 215-763-8100 Hours: The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday until 8:45 p.m. Price: Museum members, free; adults, $16; seniors 65 and older, $14; students with valid ID, $12; children 13 to 18, $12; children 12 and under, free.
Please Touch Museum
Address: 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131 Phone: 215-581-3181 Hours: The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Price: General admission, $15; museum members, free; children under the age of 1, free.
Address: 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone: 215-448-1200 Hours: The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Price: Adults 12 and older, $15.50; children 4 to 11, $12; seniors 62 and older and military, $14.50.
Thousands of movie fans have made the legendary run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, replicating the trek that Rocky Balboa made in the classic movie "Rocky." This is one of the legendary stops in Philadelphia and now features a giant statue of Rocky, arms raised in victory.
Address: 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Phone: 215-763-8100 Hours: As an outdoor attraction, there are no official hours. Price: Free.
Address: 3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Phone: 215-243-5347 Hours: The zoo is open March 1 through Oct. 31 daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Price: Adults, $18; children 2 to 11, $15; children younger than 2, free.
Address: 151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Phone: 202-354-6800 Hours: The mint is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Price: Free.
Liberty Bell Center
The Liberty Bell Center houses the iconic Liberty Bell as well as the documents and graphic images that tell the story of this well-known part of U.S. history. While visiting the monument, there is the opportunity to see an X-ray of the inner bell, from the details of the crack to its inner workings. There are also exhibits tracking the bell's use in many promotions throughout history.
Address: 600 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 Phone: 215-965-2305 Hours: The center is open all year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours in the summer. Price: Free.
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