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Please Touch Museum Philadelphia

Where is it at?

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Please Touch Museum
210 N. 21st St,
Philadelphia
PA
19103
Tel: 215 581 3181

Directions

Use “4231 N. Concourse Drive” for directions on GPS. On-site parking is available in Please Touch Museum’s parking lot directly next to the Museum. Parking is $8.00 per car and free for museum members.

Where are we going today?

Do you ever get bored of those museums surrounded by "Please Don't Touch" signs? Well, it's nice to find something refreshing...and it happens to be in Pennsylvania!

The Please Touch Museum is a great way for the whole family to get out and have a fun and interactive time, all the while learning and developing skills!

Located in the Memorial Hall, the museum is perfect for those under 7s, as they make their way round the various exhibits, each with something different to teach them.

If you have some smaller curious minds, there are even specific toddler areas around the museum too!

With two whole floors of exhibits, all interactive, it's a great place for children to just get lost in their own imagination! For those little architects and future city planners, City Capers is what will draw you in! This exhibit gives children a realistic environment of the Philadelphia skyline, as well as a children's hospital, and even a construction zone. 

Calling all explorers - River Adventures are waiting for you! Did you ever think you would take a journey down a river in a museum? You can at Please Touch Museum! Here kids can explore nature, weather, and science. They can even race sailboats and play with rainbows! Sounds pretty incredible! 

If children LOVE getting lost in a book, then Wonderland might be their place, where they can immerse themselves in the wonder of imagination and leave the real world behind! Curiouser and curiouser indeed!

Please Touch Museum has been completely designed with children in mind, so you know their imaginations will run wild as they experience all there is to see!

Amazing fun indeed! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$17
  • Children$17
  • Free Under: 12 months and members
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

All year round. Closed Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Teachers corner

The museum offer a range of educational and entertaining experiences whether you’re bringing your school class, child care center, or summer camp! .

I'm Hungry!

Please Taste Cafe is the perfect place for family snacking and dining! You can't create on an empty stomach now can you! .

Healthy Eating!

They have salads and cold sandwiches available. They also have gluten, dairy and egg free options. .

Any Top Tips?

The museum is a fun option for your birthday party! Spend the day with friends, creating and playing! .

Doing our bit

The museum are all about play and education, so each one of the exhibits has been designed to develop them in some way! .

Need a little extra help?

Please Touch Museum’s Play without Boundaries program provides families of children with disabilities with innovative tools to make a museum visit more comfortable and enjoyable.

Wheelchairs are available in adult sizes, free of charge, AND the entire museum is accessible, including the Carousel!.

Can I get one of those?

There is a fun toy shop with pocket money prices upwards, so make sure you stop on your way out! .

More information

Check out the events calendar so you can put them in your diary and not miss out on something fun! .

What people are saying?

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    A great place to bring young children. Plenty of exhibits and displays for children to interact with, plus supervised arts and crafts and a freeform wooden train layout (tracks and trains) in the Centennial room downstairs. The multimedia show is entertaining but more suitable/enjoyable for slightly older children (4+). The carousel (mostly fairytale animals, not horses) is an additional fee. Accessible by public transit (bus) with free parking for members or park on street. Onsite cafeteria is okay for a museum if pricey. Bring your own food if...Read More

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    I have 5 and 8 year old girls and was sceptical about paying the cost of admission after reading reviews. We went this weekend and my girls loved it! We have been to the Hands-on-House in Lancaster and this is so much better. The Wonderland exhibit is amazing. My girls dressed up like Alice and the White Rabbit and had a tea party with the Mad Hatter and March Hare and then painted the white roses red. They helped to "build" life size cars, "worked" in the emergency room and spent about an hour in the grocery store.."shopping", "baking"...Read More

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    Great place for kids 7 and younger over priced specially for adults $17 for a child is a little high adults should be free or $5 at most not $17 our 14 year old daughter was quite bored 4 year old had a blast

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    This is a great place to spend the day with kids. Our kids loved the outer space section, the Alice in wonderland area...actually they loved it all. They didn't want to leave. We didn't bring any of our own food and I am not sure if you can or not, but if you can bring food you should. The cafe there was very expensive and not worth it at all.

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    Best children's museum we have found on the East Coast. We loved it.

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by Jordan Reiter

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A great place to bring young children. Plenty of exhibits and displays for children to interact with, plus supervised arts and crafts and a freeform wooden train layout (tracks and trains) in the Centennial room downstairs. The multimedia show is entertaining but more suitable/enjoyable for slightly older children (4+). The carousel (mostly fairytale animals, not horses) is an additional fee. Accessible by public transit (bus) with free parking for members or park on street. Onsite cafeteria is okay for a museum if pricey. Bring your own food if you can. The museum shop is chock full of toys for kids, so avoid if your child has problems hearing "no". If you're a member don't forget to ask for your 10% discount. If your child is still full of energy, the museum is right in the middle of Fairmount park so there are plenty of places to let them run around.

by Theresa Schaeffer

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I have 5 and 8 year old girls and was sceptical about paying the cost of admission after reading reviews. We went this weekend and my girls loved it! We have been to the Hands-on-House in Lancaster and this is so much better. The Wonderland exhibit is amazing. My girls dressed up like Alice and the White Rabbit and had a tea party with the Mad Hatter and March Hare and then painted the white roses red. They helped to "build" life size cars, "worked" in the emergency room and spent about an hour in the grocery store.."shopping", "baking" bread, working at the register, putting things back to stock, etc. They also played in the music and water areas. We were there for 3 hours and didn't get to everything so we upgraded to a family membership because it pays for itself in 2 visits.

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