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Please Touch Museum

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Neighborhood: Fairmount Park
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Address: 4231 Ave of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: +1 215-581-3181
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore together...
Hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore together. The museum is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults and children age one and over. Children under one are free.
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Perfect day out with kids

Had a wonderful time with my kids (6 & 1 year olds) at the touch museum. There are attractions & activities for kids of all age groups. The merry go round is quite sort after & so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful time with my kids (6 & 1 year olds) at the touch museum. There are attractions & activities for kids of all age groups. The merry go round is quite sort after & so the queues get quite long. All attractions are stroller accessible. Plan a day trip. The kids loved it.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My kids love this place. They love to pretend they are big so this is the perfect place for that. They love shopping in the grocery store then preparing a meal in the kitchen, fitting me for shoes, collecting mail, ambulance driving each other to the ER, giving MRIs, taking care of the infants, working fast food, etc. they also... More 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The please touch museum is a gem for young children. You can spend many hours with the children going from one activity to another. This was my first trip to this location and it is much superior to the old location. The parking is good and it is easier to get to. We took 3 children ages 2-4 and each... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have taken my granddaughter 4-5 time to this museum. This is always a great time for her and other children. Wear your sneakers and they (children) have full range of the whole place. The food is OK but expensive - if you are on a budget but you can bring your own too. I usually go when the older... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The museum is in a majestic historic building -- yet it is child proof! This is one time that your child can run through a museum and enjoy all of the things to do and touch! They can pretend to be a doctor, work in a fast food restaurant, sell shoes, and work in construction....drive a train, gas up a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Took my goddaughter to this new location for Please Touch Museum and was impressed by the building and the sights inside. She had a great time exploring everything!

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Clifton Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a wonderful place for children to explore. I found that some of the displays were wearing and items could be replaced. Seems a bit expensive to charge $17 per person when there is nothing changeable. I would think it would be cheaper. My grandson had fun, so it was worth it in that respect.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The family was invited here by the in-laws after they purchased a Groupon deal. The boys had a lot of fun running from exhibit to exhibit. I would recommend trying to go on a day where it is not as crowded as little ones could get a bit shy when there are too many other older kids running around. The... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It's nice to have one place in the world where your child can roam at will, interact with absolutely everything without concern, and have the freedom to explore every intriguing distraction. Nothing is off limits, everything is child proof, the staff brilliantly engage each child, and the fun never ends! It's a stimulating environment, in a gorgeous building, with attentive... More 

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