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Take Your Children on an Adventure This Columbus Day

Monday, Oct. 14 is Columbus Day and students are off from school. Take your children on an adventure and make some memories at these local places open on Columbus Day.

Where are you spending Columbus Day? Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ is open on the school holiday. Credit: Leann Pettit
Where are you spending Columbus Day? Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ is open on the school holiday. Credit: Leann Pettit

Monday is Columbus Day and the kiddos are off from school. What adventures are in store for your family during the day off?

EDUCATIONAL

Please Touch Museum www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/

4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA | 215-581-3181

Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Price: $16, Children and adults


Adventure Aquarium www.adventureaquarium.com/

1 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ | 856-365-3300

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week

Price: Adults $24.95, Children 12 and under $18.95, Children under 2 free


State Capitol Guided Tours http://www.pacapitol.com/tours.html

501 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA | 1-800-868-7672

Hours: Weekend and holiday tours offered at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Price: Free


Insectarium www.myinsectarium.com/

8046 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA | insectarium@aol.com | 215-335-9500

Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Price: $9, Children under 2 are free


National Liberty Museum http://www.libertymuseum.org/

321 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA | 215-925-2800

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday noon until 6 p.m.

Price: Adults $7, Seniors $6, Students $5, Children ages 5 to 17 with an adult $2, Children under 5 are free


National Constitution Center http://constitutioncenter.org 

525 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA | 215-409-6600

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon until 5 p.m.

Price: Adults $14.50, Seniors, Students with ID and Youth ages 13 to 18 $13, Children ages 4 to 12 $8. Children 3 and under and active military free.


Crayola Experience www.crayolaexperience.com/

30 Centre Square, Easton, PA | 610-515-8000

Hours: Hours vary. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Columbus Day

Price: Adults and children $16.99, Seniors $14.99, Children under 2 free


Turkey Hill Experience turkeyhillexperience.com

301 Linden St., Columbia, PA | 888-986-8784

Hours: Hours vary. Open 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Columbus Day

Price: Adults $9.95, Juniors (ages 5 to 17) $7.95, Seniors $8.95, Children 4 and younger free.


Philadelphia Zoo www.philadelphiazoo.org/

3400 W Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA | 215-243-1100

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days

Price: $20 for adults, $18 for children ages 2 to 11, children under 2 free


Elmwood Park Zoo www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA | 610-277-3825

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days 

Price: Adults $14, Children 3 to 12 and Seniors $10, Students with ID, $12, Children ages 2 and younger free


JUST FOR FUN

Merrymead Farm http://www.merrymead.com

2222 Valley Forge Rd., Lansdale, PA | 610-584-4410

Hours: Columbus Day Cornstalk Tunnel and Hayrides 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Price: Varies by activity


St. Peter's Glenside Pumpkin Patch http://stpetersglenside.org/pumpkin-patch-and-kids-fall-fest/

654 N Easton Rd., Glenside | 215-887-1765

Hours: Monday to Friday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday noon until 7 p.m.

Price: Varies by pumpkin size


Linvilla Orchards http://www.linvilla.com

598 Linvill Rd., Media, PA | info@linvilla.com | 610-876-7116

Hours: Sunday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Price: Prices vary by activity


Palace Roller Skating http://www.palacerollerskatingcenter.com/ColumbusDaySkate.html

11586 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA | 215-698-8001

Hours: Columbus Day Skate Hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Price: $5, includes skate rental


Glowgolf http://www.opryglowgolf.com/lo_prussia.htm

690 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA | 610-337-0685

Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Price: Adults $9, Children 5-12 $7, Children 4 and under $4, Seniors $4


Romp n' Roll http://rompnroll.com/willowgrove/

2856 W. Moreland Rd., Willow Grove, PA | willowgrove@rompnroll.com | 215-261-7722

Open Gym Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday 1:30 p.n. to 3 p.m., Friday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Price: $10 per child


Thunderbird Lanes http://www.phillybowl.com

1130 York Rd., Willow Grove | 215-659-1715

Hours: Sunday through Thursday 9 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Price: Varies by day and time


Arnold's Family Fun Center http://arnoldsffc.com

2200 West Drive, Oaks, PA | 610-666-0600

Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. until midnight

Price: Prices vary by activity


BounceU http://www.bounceu.com/party-places-for-kids/pennsylvania/oaks/

100 Station Ave., Suite 2420, Oaks, PA |  oaks.pa@bounceu.com | 610-650-4500

All Ages Open Bounce Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. until noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Price: $9.95 per child


Jungle Wonder http://www.junglewonder.com

238 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA | 610-489-8919

Hours: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Price: Prices vary by activity


Monkey Joe's http://www.monkeyjoes.com/locations/pottstown

84 Glocker Way, Pottstown | 610-284-5637

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week

Price: Children over 2 years, $9.99 per child, children 2 years and under, $5.99


Facenda Whitaker Lanes http://www.facendawhitaker.com

2912 Swede Rd., East Norriton, PA | 610-272-6547

Hours: Open 24 Hours

Price: Varies by day and time


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