Family Fun in the City


Harrisburg has unique family entertainment and attractions that you just won’t find anywhere else. Visit City Island to play water golf or catch a cruise around the Susquehanna River aboard one of America’s last remaining paddle-wheel riverboats, the Pride of the Susquehanna. Get up close and personal as you cheer on Harrisburg’s sports teams and enjoy watching the kids have a blast with all the interactive game-day experiences. Throughout the year, check our events calendar for kid-focused entertainment and special activities. The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Whitaker Center also feature many interesting and changing exhibits that offer kids hands-on learning…that is actually fun! Fairy tales and fables come to life at the Popcorn Hat Players, kid friendly theatre that parents will love too!

 

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Harrisburg Family Activities We Recommend!

 

 

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Governor's Residence

Front St. (Riverfront Park) near Maclay St. Harrisburg, PA 17102

Located at 2035 North Front Street in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence was designed... More

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Penn FC

City Island Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 441-4625

United Soccer League (USL) Pro Soccer March-September. Group outings, special events and exciting... More

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Harrisburg Senators Baseball

FNB Field, City Island Harrisburg, PA 17101-1447

(717) 231-4444

Come join the Harrisburg Senators for a great time on City Island. If you like fun, food and... More

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Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center

1110 N. 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA 17102

(717) 412-4342

Located in the heart of Harrisburg’s historic Old Midtown district, The Harrisburg Midtown Arts... More

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Midtown Cinema

250 Reily St. Harrisburg, PA 17102

717-909-6566

Harrisburg's independent art house cinema, opening new indie, foreign, or documentary films every... More

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Midtown Scholar Bookstore & Café

1302 N. Third St. Harrisburg, PA 17102

(717) 236-1680

The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is the nation's largest academic used bookseller, with over one... More

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Outside the Box Escape Room

717 N. 2nd Street Harrisburg, PA 17102

(717) 727-0144

Central Pennsylvania's premiere live escape room complex where visitors have 60 minutes to crack... More

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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

1820 N. Fourth St. Harrisburg, PA 17102

(717) 232-8915

The Fire Museum is a restored 1899, two story Victorian Fire House. As visitors enter, they are... More

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Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre

Gamut Theatre Group Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 238-4111

Popcorn Hat Players provide year-round entertainment for children ages 2-12 and their families.... More

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Pride of the Susquehanna-Riverboat

11 Championship Way Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 234-6500

"Come join us on one of the last remaining paddle-wheel riverboats in America" The Pride of the... More

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South Mountain Carriage Co. on City Island

City Island Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 802-1919

Enjoy an elegant horse-drawn carriage ride on City Island or along Harrisburg's Riverfront Park. We... More

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The State Museum of Pennsylvania

300 North St. Harrisburg, PA 17120

(717) 787-4980

You will find Pennsylvania's heritage from the Earth's beginnings to the present. Archaeological... More

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Water Golf

600 Riverside Drive Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 232-8533

Par-fect family entertainment. Enjoy a round of championship style miniature golf along the... More

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Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

222 Market St. Harrisburg, PA 17101

717-214-ARTS (2787)

Discover three floors of hands-on science exhibits and fun-filled galleries to delight all ages -... More

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Wildwood Park

100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110

(717) 221-0292

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Central PA, the park is conveniently located on the edge of... More

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