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After your child is diagnosed with a food allergy, you are going to look at play spaces in a different way. Suddenly the cute little Rita’s cart, free coffee, or kid-sized snacks are going to be more of an annoyance than a convenience. Here is a guide to the (supposed) food-free options, as well as some of the more allergy-friendly ones.

If you are visiting Philadelphia, know that you can run up the “Rocky” steps and see the Liberty Bell without having to navigate any food allergies 🙂 I will be visiting many of the popular tourist attractions to see how allergy-friendly they are, as well as what food options are available on-site and nearby.

The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Hours: 9:30 AM
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Spruce Street Harbor Park
Seasonal: May 12-October 1st (2017 Season) Sunday- Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday
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Academy of Natural Sciences
http://www.ansp.org/ 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Hours: 10
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The Please Touch Museum
  4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131 9-5
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The Independence National Historical Park
The park covers a large area of downtown Philadelphia. Some
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The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104 http:/www.philadelphiazoo.org/ COST: Adult
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Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
Cost: Free Smith is located at 3500 Reservoir Drive in
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
http://www.philamuseum.org/ 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130 *The PMA
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Philadelphia Public Library Main Branch Children’s Department
Cost: Free The Philadelphia Public Library Main Branch 1901 Vine
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*TIP: If you are looking for businesses that serve your particular allergies, you can search using multiple allergens in the “search” box, such as “egg and peanut and fish and art”, or see the map page to locate spots near you.

Know an allergy-friendly place you’d like me to review? Own an allergy-friendly business? EMAIL ME HERE