As Philly’s museums and attractions are starting to re-open, we urge you to continue to be cautious as you and your family start safely exploring again. Please remember to wear your masks, wash your hands frequently, and practice proper social distancing if and when you do go out and about.
Here is a short list of some major Philly area attractions that are re-opening or have already opened. Please be sure to call or check their websites before you go to make sure you are fully aware of any new safety protocols that you may have to observe.
The Franklin Institute re-opened as of July 8 with limited hours and capacity Wed.-Sun. only through limited timed tickets. All guests over age 3 are required to wear face coverings and have temperature checks upon entry.
The Penn Museum re-opened on July 28 and is strongly encouraging advanced booking of timed tickets prior to visiting the museum to keep transactions contact free and to limit capacity. Visitors will be asked to follow a one-way route through the museum galleries and are asked to follow the arrow markings on the floor to ensure proper social distancing.
The Academy of Natural Sciences re-opened last Fri. July 31 and is offering offering timed ticketing allowing reduced museum capacity to 25% or less and encourages social distancing of 6 feet. The Academy recommends you purchase your tickets online for a low-touch entry. Your online tickets will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment.
The Philadelphia Zoo re-opened on July 9 for outside exhibits only (no indoor areas are open to the public). High-touch attractions such as the swan boats and carousel will remain closed and limited capacity is enforced through advanced ticketing only.
Elmwood Park Zoo re-opened on Fri. June 26 with single-day tickets available through online reservations only. Areas are marked with directional signage and not all areas are open to the public yet.
The Brandywine River Museum re-opened on July 1 with normal operating hours but is only offering timed ticketing to minimize the number of visitors into the building.
Drive-In Movies are making a come back and now more than ever before you have options to check one out!
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks is offering a Pop-Up Cinema Drive-In experience with a great range of movies from The Wizard of Oz running tonight Sat. Aug. 1st at 9pm to Gremlins on Fri. Aug. 14th. Movies are currently running Thurs. – Sun. with shows starting at 9pm. Advanced tickets are required and can be purchased online for $25 per car.
Main Line Animal Rescue is offering Drive-In move experience for a great cause on Saturday Aug. 15th featuring The Sandlot with gates opening at 6:30 and the movie starting at 7:45pm. Tickets are $10 General Admission, $7 for kids ages 6-12, and kids under 5 free. Drive-in movies are held on MLAR’s 60-acre farm and brings together animal advocates, movie buffs, and fellow-hunker-downers in the surrounding communities for an evening of shared family fun—all while appropriately socially distancing in individual vehicles. Bring your own grahams, chocolate, and ‘mallows and enjoy an evening at the drive-in!
The Navy Yard is offering an array of fun for all ages all from the comfort of your own car at its The Parking Lot Social events. Check out great classic movies, trivia, DJs, and even get street food to enjoy in your car.
Many area orchards and farms are open and offering pick-your own fruit and other socially distant outdoor fun. Check out these select farms for unique outdoor fun.
Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA offers pick your own peaches, blueberries and more. Please note: animals, playground and picnic area are all closed still.
Maple Acres Farm in Plymouth Meeting, PA is offering pick your own flowers, corn, blueberries and more
Shadybrook Farm Yardly, PA has sweet corn, peaches, flowers and more.
And many Philadelphia attractions are offering exciting virtual and online programming still which you can do without even leaving home. Don’t miss our round-up of virtual offerings from all your favorite Philly institutions.
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