Family Fun in Lehigh Valley
Family travel is supposed to be about spending quality time with the fam, right? But we’ve got you pegged: there’s a grumpy kid in your backseat who needs to be torn apart from his electronics? Or another who doesn’t appreciate the simplicity of downtime but would rather be bouncing, drawing, diving, cheering or doing just about anything? Open – and blow – the minds of your children with any one of Lehigh Valley’s kid-approved opportunities.
Twist and turn on the seven inversions of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s Hydra, Pennsylvania’s only floorless coaster; feel the rush when the floor drops you into a splash pool on Python Plummet; take a spin with the entire family on the Whip, the park’s oldest ride; and visit Dinosaurs Alive, an animatronic dinosaur park complete with tail thrashing, roaring and interactive consoles.
Get up and atom at Allentown’s Da Vinci Science Center, where families can make T-Rexroth, the center’s robotic dinosaur move with a joystick, experience a Category 1 hurricane with wind forces up to 78 mph and crawl through Tunnel Vision, a 72-foot maze-like tunnel that shows how you can adapt when you cannot see.
Colorful memories are made at Easton’s Crayola Experience™, where the newest multi-sensory exhibit,Rockin’ Paper, turns your pulpous creature into a mini performance with lights and music. Kids can also press their own hand-drawn design into a small puzzle or make art glow in the dark on interactive doodle boards.