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


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


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


Midtown Cinema

250 Reily St. Harrisburg, PA 17102


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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