Family Fun in PA  Things to see and Do In Pennsylvania

National Christmas Center Family Attraction & Museum Paradise

National Christmas Center Family Attraction & Museum    Paradise, Lancaster County

If you need a little Christmas, you can find it here almost any time of year, at the place the Travel Channel named one of the "Most Christmasey Places in America." Open Saturdays and Sundays in March and April, and then daily from May thru December, the museum has 15 main galleries dedicated to preserving and sharing the memories of Christmases past and present, near and far.

Crayola Experience, Easton

Crayola Experience in Easton, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylavnia

Crayola Experience - Easton, Northampton County

Discover the magic of color at Crayola Experience! More than 60,000 square feet of wonderful, whimsical adventures await your family at this one-of-a-kind attraction bursting with 25 hands-on experiences. We went 2 weeks ago and I was amazed!  There is plenty to see and learn for kids 2 to 12 years old.

National Toy Train Museum Ronks

National Toy Train Museum      Paradise Township, Lancaster County

At the National Toy Train Museum, you can learn all about the world of Toy Trains! This is a great place for anyone interested in the hobby, and train fans of all ages!

Turkey Hill Experience Columbia

Turkey Hill Experience   Columbia, Lancaster County

I love Turkey Hill Ice Cream, and iced tea, and milk. .. Did you know The Turkey Hill Experience is a 26,000 square foot attraction in Columbia, PA in Lancaster County? The Turkey Hill Experience pays homage to Turkey Hill's history while highlighting its ice cream and iced tea-making processes. The Experience includes interactive exhibits (including a chance to make your own virtual ice cream flavor), a gift shop, and lots of other fun things for the entire family!

The Franklin Institute Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute   Philadelphia, Philadelphia County

If you grew up in the Philadelphia area, you definitely had a field trip to The Franklin Institute. What a place: electrying currents, a planetarium, air flight simulation, the Giant Heart, 3D movies and tons of other cool hands-on activities.

Old Barracks Museum, Trenton NJ

Old Barracks Museum, Trenton, NJ

Wow, this is a really cool museum. Super Educational and interesting!  You need to see this place for yourself.  The Old Barracks Museum was built in 1758 during the French and Indian War. In 1776, it was a witness to the turning point of the American Revolution, when George Washington and 2,400 Patriots defeated British and Hessian soldiers at the Battle of Trenton.

PA Military Museum Boalsburg

Pennsylvania Military Museum   Boalsburg, Centre County

This museum is meant to preserve and honor Pennsylvania's military history from 1747 to the present. Kids will be fascinated by the tanks and other military vehicles, uniforms, weapons, and equipment on display.

Battleship New Jersey Camden, NJ

Battleship New Jersey   Open Daily, 9:30am-5pm   Camden, NJ

For a unique fun and educational experience, visit the legendary Battleship New Jersey, a floating museum on the Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a whole new way. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route.

National Civil War Museum Harrisburg

National Civil War Museum   Harrisburg, Dauphin County

The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the largest museum of its kind in the world, and the only museum in the world that portrays the ENTIRE story of the Civil War, without bias toward the Union or Confederate causes. Housed within a 65,000 square foot facility in the capital city of Harrisburg PA, the Museum presents artifacts and stories from one of the most hallowed times in the history of The United States: The American Civil War.