I'm collecting some ideas to keep the kids and I busy during the day.
Toa of Boy immediately suggested a daytrip to Hershey PA. Google map says Hershey is only an hour and a half away....Land of Chocolate, here we come!
Other cool things in Philly itself (while the Jedi isn't with us)...
Out on a Limb at the Morris Arboretum. The website says, "Get a bird’s eye view of the forest from 50 feet up, perched on a canopy walk high above ground level. Or scamper down onto the Squirrel Scramble, a huge hammock-like net where you can look down to the ground far below through the rope netting. Enter a Bird’s Nest and sit on giant robin’s eggs, just waiting to hatch." The Arboretum also has gardens, sculptures, and historic buildings (oh my!)
- Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
- Adults $16, Youth (3-17) $7
TripAdvisor ranks the Philadelphia Museum of Art as Philly's number one attraction.
School trip and $5 school rates available with at least two weeks notice.
- CLOSED Mon, and one building closed Tuesday
- Wed-Friday 10am-5pm
- Adults $20, Youth (13-17) $14, 12and under free
The Barnes Foundation
Not only is a $5 school rate available, but an hour long lesson might be.
- CLOSED Tues
- Wed-Monday 10am-6pm (Friday till 10pm)
- Adults $18, Youth (5-17) $10
Shofusu (Japanese House and Garden)
Tours of the house can be provided based on staff availability. For availabilities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Shoes are not allowed in the house, but socks or stockings are required. Shoes are required in the garden.
- CLOSED Mon & Tues
- Wed-Fri 10am-4pm
- $6 Adults; $4 Youth(3-17)
Fireman's Hall located in a restored firehouse in the heart of Philadelphia's historic Old City district, is one of the nation's premier fire museums.
- Tues-Sat 10-4:30
- donations requested
Reading Terminal Market. This seems like it might be like Findley Market and be a good place for the kids and I to grab lunch one day.
- Mon-Sat 8-6
- Parking $4