We just visited the Philadelphia Art Museum for the very first time as a family this weekend. Take a peek at our video and tips highlighting our Philadelphia Art Museum 3 Must Do Activities for Kids at this iconic Philadelphia landmark museum. Good news for your visit to the Philadelphia Art Museum as far as tickets go is that all children 12 & under are FREE daily.
We visited during our recent staycation in Philadelphia at the Four Seasons – perfect location for us to spend overnight to tackle lots of arts, culture, and science with the children as we were able to WALK everywhere. Plus enjoy the luxuries offered at the Four Seasons Philadelphia!
Take a peek at our video and you can see our photos and tips below too.
Philadelphia Art Museum 3 Must Do Activities for Kids
Here’s our photo highlights and not to be missed activities when you visit the Philadelphia art museum.
1. RUN up the steps of the Art Museum just like Rocky.
This was by far the most favorite activity of Kenzie & Kyle’s visit. The actual Art Museum building itself is a masterpiece in itself. From the steps to the giant columns. Standing outside the doors of the Philadelphia Art Museum, you’ll be in awe at the magnificence of the building and when you walk in you’ll be wowed by the giant size of the museum and the architectural experience. And of course, running up the Art Museum steps is a bucket list experience that’s not to be missed! The view from the top of the steps is beautiful as it lets you takes in a grand view of the Philadelphia and all the city skyscrapers.
2. Check out the Armor Collection
The entire family will be fascinated by this extensive armor collection that is on permanent exhibit at the museum. Look out for the children’s armor! You’ll see chain mail, elbow sleeves, knives, lances, shields, and even armor for horses. It’s an impressive collection spanning 500-600 years!
3. Special Kids Activities: Grab an easel and draw in the gallery
Offered daily. I love that the art museum has programs to inspire our budding artists. Kids are given colored pencils and an easel with paper in a designated rotating gallery daily. Kids can draw the art they see or anything from their own imagination. Kenzie and Kyle thought this was so much fun!
Note: Thanks to the Art Museum for providing my husband and I with free tickets to facilitate our feature on museums in Philadelphia. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.