If you have kids or grandkids and ever intend to be in the Philadelphia area, you have to go to the Crayola Factory. This is a place where creativity is encouraged and being messy is okay! And it's priced right for families – just $12/person, ages 2 – 64. You can also search online for discounts. Our daughter found a deal for us – four tickets for $20! There is a parking garage just across the street and it cost us $8 for about 3.5 hours. Not a bad deal.
Plus, there is a Mickey D's onsite, if that floats your boat. Or, you can bring your own lunch as there is an area in which you can settle yourselves and eat.
The staff is fantastic. I didn't see anyone who seemed at all impatient with kids or their parents. And believe me, there were situations where that would have been justified. Considering many of the staff are young people, early twenties I'd say, I think that's pretty incredible.
Okay, I'm gonna stop talking and just share some pictures. And these aren’t all that I took ‘cause I didn’t want to bore you. :) There are many stations that allow kids to work with paint, modeling clay, melted crayons, and more. Enjoy!
Being welcomed to the Factory
How crayons & markers are made
A crayon station, of course!
Creating a spacesuit
Some buddies we met along the way
The end of a colorful day
Until the next time . . .