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Please Touch Museum

Address: 4231 Ave of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (Fairmount Park)
Phone Number: +1 215-581-3181
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$49*
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Ranked #14 of 550 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's museums, Science museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore...
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Type: Children's museums, Science museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Long Island, New York
2 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The 2, 5 year old girls had hours of fun. Each room has a different theme. The staff is very nice and knowledgeable.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have gone multiple times with several young kids and they always love it and are excited by the wide array of activities. One reviewer wrote that this is a glorified pre-school and you could do the activities at home. Possibly but you would have to have 2 department store size floors of activities for that to be true! I... More 

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Union City, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited with family so there were 6 adults and 5 kids. The activities were nothing exciting that I hadn't seen at a mall or other play area. The kids had an okay time and enjoyed the activities, but for a family of 4 that included a carousel ride and parking - $82 just seems a lot.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My children (2 and 4) have a BLAST at this museum as it promotes hands-on learning. The facility is rather large, and I have yet to see all it has to offer in one visit. They also alternate certain sections so it never becomes stagnant. You could easily spend a whole day here as they do have decent (albeit, expensive)... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one of the coolest museums. When we got there the lady said to my brother, our friends and I (a 12 year old, two 13 years olds, and two 15 year olds) that we might not have fun because we're older kids. But my friend's mom said we still wanted to go so we paid and went in.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a spot that children of all ages can get into... I do mean adult children too. And be sure to check out the newly refurbished carousel ... take a spin!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place for children. They can learn & interact with everything there. Tons of fun. Great for younger & older kids & a great way to unleash your inner child as well.

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Concord, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great place! We went here for a wedding so this review is more about the museum as an event place rather than what the museum itself has to offer. The building is truly gorgeous, and the merry-go-round is truly a nice place for guests to mill around, drinking and noshing on hors d'oeuvres, while waiting for the newlyweds to take... More 

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Merchantville, New Jersey
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166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I do not have children but I do have one nephew. And I want the best for him and this museum did seem to provide for that. There are special hours for members only, and hours for non-groups, all of this are well done by the museum. We went early before regular hours and had the best time. It wasn't... More 

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new jersey, usa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Just visited with my daughter and two granddaughters. Absolutely wonderful place for children to explore, wander, use their imaginations. No "commercial characters" and no advertising or hard sell for products. Everything is hands on, indeed please touch in a very safe child friendly envirnoment. Puppet show we attended was excellent. No extra charges except for carousel and only $3.00 per... More 

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