Museums in ALLENTOWN with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Allentown, Pennsylvania, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Keystone State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Allentown…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • America On Wheels

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    (2 miles) Allentown

    23,000 sq ft of cars, racing vehicles, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles in a series of changing exhibits and events - great for motor loving kids!

  • Hunterdon Museum of Art

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    (30 miles) Clinton

    Fascinating and captivating art exhibits at this New Jersey Museum of Art, with classes and workshops for kids too!

  • American Helicopter Museum and Education Center

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    (43 miles) West Chester

    The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nations premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. We collect, restore and display historic aircraft and chronicle the ...

  • Philadelphia Museum

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    (47 miles) Philadelphia

    Overlooking one of the nation's most culturally vibrant cities, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes nearly a million visitors each year, encouraging them to embark upon a walk through time that ...

  • Please Touch Museum

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    (48 miles) Philadelphia

    Fun play experiences for those under 7 years in this interactive museum, with a number of exhibit zones, and a special toddler area too!

  • National Museum of American Jewish History

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    (49 miles) Philadelphia

    Rising five stories above Independence Mall, in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Museum of American Jewish History will join Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the ...

  • Independence Seaport Museum

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    (49 miles) Philadelphia

    Take a seat for your choice of seafaring lesson and join us on an exciting voyage through our region's rich maritime history.

  • Americana Museum of Bird-in-Hand

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    (53 miles) Bird in Hand

    Take a nostalgic walk through small town America at the dawn of the 20th century. Museum exhibits include a barber shop, woodworking shop, tea parlor, print shop, millinery, toy store, blacksmith ...

  • Hands-on House Childrens Museum

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    (55 miles) Lancaster

    A children's museum dedicated to helping kids ages 2 to 10 learn and making sure they have lots of fun in the process! Discover, play, and have fun on the interactive exhibits!

  • National Toy Train Museum

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    (55 miles) Strasburg

    Hundreds of toy trains in a modern museum built like a historic train station! Toy trains are for kids of all ages! While real trains go back to the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the early ...

  • Everhart Museum

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    (55 miles) Scranton

    Kids can learn about natural history, science and art in this fascinating and educational museum.

  • Garden State Discovery Museum

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    (55 miles) Cherry Hill

    Touch, explore and create in the museums many interactive exhibit areas - loads of things to do all under one roof

  • Morris Museum

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    (56 miles) Morristown

    The museum offers a full calendar of special events, festivals, classes, and activities for the entire family - with an ever changing hands on exhibitions varying from arts and science to historical ...

  • Delaware Museum of Natural History

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    (56 miles) Wilmington

    Kids can get up close to life-sized dinosaurs, explore beneath our oceans, experience an animal friendly African watering hole, and come face-to-face with a spectacular jaguar... just some of the ...

  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum

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    (57 miles) Ogdensburg

    Deep family fun with more than 700 objects on display, as well as cool mines accessible by guided tour.

  • Children's Museum

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    (57 miles) Bloomsburg

    Loads of interactive hands-on exhibits which bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor. Over 50 interactive exhibits, presentations, live animals, and special ...

  • The Houdini Museum

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    (58 miles) Scranton

    The museum is devoted entirely to the world's greatest magician, Harry Houdini. Fabulous guided exhibit and fantastic fun magic show with live magician and animals.

  • Delaware Art Museum

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    (58 miles) Wilmington

    Regularly presents major traveling exhibitions, offering the community an opportunity to become familiar with a wide variety of artists and artistic movements. The Museum also displays smaller ...

  • Franklin Mineral Museum

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    (59 miles) Franklin

    The museum has over 4,000 mineral specimens on display in the local room including those that are on display in the 33 foot long fluorescent display in the fluorescent room. The museum\'s ...

  • Delaware History Museum

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    (60 miles) Wilmington

    The Delaware History Museum, located in a renovated art-deco Woolworth store, features three galleries of changing interactive exhibits on Delaware history, including displays of rare items of ...

  • Delaware Children's Museum

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    (60 miles) Wilmington

    Includes exploration activities for every level of ability. A genuine full day's worth of delightful, entertaining and every so subtly educational play! With scientific, environmental, social and ...

  • National Watch and Clock Museum

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    (66 miles) Columbia

    A fascinating look into the history of time! Clocks from all over the world fill this museum of timekeeping in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

  • Montclair Art Museum

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    (68 miles) Montclair

    Experience a day of American and Native American art, programs and exhibitions where kids can get lost in that magical art world in New Jersey

  • Iron Hill Museum

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    (69 miles) Newark

    The Iron Hill Museum, operated by the Delaware Academy of Science, is the primary educational resource for the study of human and natural history of the Iron Hill region. Its programs, collections, ...

  • Newark Museum

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    (70 miles) Newark

    Whatever your child is passionate about, let the Junior Museum be your partner as your child explores their creative self, expands their mind, and above all, has fun while learning something new!

  • The Lambert Castle Museum

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    (72 miles) Paterson

    Fascinating museum set inside and about Lambert Castle. The Garret Mountain Reservation observation tower is right by you, as is the Rifle Camp Park with it's own natural history museum and ...

  • Staten Island Childrens Museum

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    (73 miles) Staten Island

    The Staten Island Children's Museum appeals to the intrepid explorer in every child. Interactive exhibitions and creative workshops offer plenty of opportunities for hands-on, first hand experiences ...

  • Staten Island Museum

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    (74 miles) Staten Island

    Visitors can embark on a voyage through time in the Staten Island Ferry exhibit, get close to exotic insects, see rocks glow in the dark along with oddities in the Hall of Natural Sciences and ...

  • National Civil War Museum

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    (75 miles) Harrisburg

    A fascinating and historic experience for the family in Pennsylvania with the National Civil War Museum, with over 24,000 items telling the story of that infamous part of USA history.

  • Liberty Science Center

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    (76 miles) Jersey City

    The interactive museums three exhibit floors, each having a different theme, are dedicated to exploration through hands-on experimentation. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • State Museum of Pennsylvania

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    (77 miles) Harrisburg

    Fun, exploration and discovery are waiting for kids and the whole family at this fascinating Harrisburg museum. From dinosaurs, mammals, and history covering topics from Native Americans and Civil ...

  • 9/11 Memorial Museum

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    (78 miles) New York

    An eye opening and moving experience at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City - on the site of the WTC.

  • The New York City Police Museum

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    (78 miles) Manhattan

    The Police Museum gives visitors an insider's look at the history and traditions of the largest police force in the country. Kids can test out sirens used in an NYPD patrol car, take their friend's ...

  • NJ Childrens Museum

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    (78 miles) Paramus

    Explore over 30 different play and learning areas, each designed to attract and engage the imagination! Your child is your guide.

  • Childrens Museum of the Arts

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    (78 miles) New York City

    Kids can be inspired at this fascinating children's museum of the arts in New York City, with art exhibitions, workshops and camps.