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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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There is such a wide range of exhibits here, my twins have loved it since they were 11 months old and could start walking, until now when they just turned 6! There is never enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

There is such a wide range of exhibits here, my twins have loved it since they were 11 months old and could start walking, until now when they just turned 6! There is never enough time to run around and see everything. Although, with 6 year-olds, it does go a lot faster! Go in the afternoon to avoid the crowd... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a great place to bring your toddlers. This is the best hands on place for little ones. Try a family membership to take advantage of all the year round activities !

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Windsor, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
49 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited here with our three year old grandson and his parents. They haven't explored it all but from what we saw it's a fabulous place designed for those under four feet tall. There's a grocery store with the grocery carts and a check out line that has a cash register that rings!. There's a miniature hospital where your child... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have taken our children to the Please Touch Museum annually for the past 4 years! It is an awesome place for kids and it's kept in good working order. We have been to some other similar places and have found that most items are in need of repair or were not in working order. That is not the case... More 

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Wellesley Island
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We met with the event coordinator for a tour of the venue for wedding and reception space. A very complete presentation with associated materials. That aside, this is a remarkable resource for families. Put this on your list when visiting Phila. Kids of all ages will marvel at this museum, it caters to them! Housed in a magnificent building from... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This museum was invented for kids for all ages. they give an unbelievable experience form touching some toys to teaching skills. I recommend a visit with your kids or grand kids all adult enjoy the experience as well. they also have a nice restaurant with healthy food there.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My toddler loves this museum! There's enough activities to keep busy for 1 hour or 6 hours...especially if you have a kid that really likes the carousel. The exhibits are adorable, educational, entertaining and inviting all at the same time. They've thought through all the details - safety for your little ones, age appropriate activities, even the food was good... More 

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Vineland
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Fantastic place for folks with little ones. We had to go twice in the same week for two different class trips with our daughters. Loved it both times and got to see things we missed the first time around. The kids enjoyed every minute of it and were asleep on the bus for the ride home!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great place for both families and adults alike. For children, the venue allows hands on learning and appeals to children 10 and under. For older children or adults, they offer history tours which are fantastic!

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Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This museum is great for little kids 2-5. We have 5, 9, 11 and 12 year olds. The 11 and 12 year olds were very bored!!

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