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Please Touch Museum

4231 Ave of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (Fairmount Park)
+1 215-581-3181
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Ranked #10 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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Islip Terrace, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We loved everything here. Our daughters were so impressed, they didn't want to leave the fun house. We will be back for sure on our next trip to Philadelphia.

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Monroe Twp., NJ
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a very well laid out museum with lots of activities. My grandchildren range in age from 3 to almost 13, and all 4 enjoyed it. It is a little pricey, but we were able to get some free passes. The food in the cafeteria is also good.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went years ago when my children were little. Lots to do. Nice to be able touch things and not need to grab little fingers away. The children were always well engaged here no matter how often we visited.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I brought my grandchildren here one rainy day and they groaned at the thought of going to "another museum" but actually ended up loving the experience! There are no uptight or stuffy rooms where everything is hermetically sealed but, rather, a fun and interesting environment where kids are encouraged to touch and experience everything with all five senses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

In town for a few days with the family and decided to check out the Please Touch Museum. It's located in a very nice building from the 1876 World's Fair - they have some cool pictures depicting the building during the World's Fair. Overall, the kids (ages 3 and 9) enjoyed it. A lot of things to do and an... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This museum is great if your kids are between the ages of 2-8. My seven year old really enjoyed our time there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My 2 and 5 year old love this place. There is so much to do for them. We have been members on and off for a few years. It is great to come in the week. Do not go on the weekends in the winter, it is too crowded and then children and parents get grumpy!

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Ghost River, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent place for children of all ages to learn and discover through interactive play. Realistic play. Endless hours of learning. My kids especially liked the grocery store and water areas. But overall they made great use of the whole place. A great place to visit.

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Queens, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Over this past labor day weekend I took my two boys, ages 2 and 3 to the Please Touch Children's museum in Philadelphia. I've been to 5 other children's museums (Manhattan, Long Island, Brooklyn, Boston & Connecticut) and in my opinion, this one is the best of these. Please touch had the most open space so it didn't feel too... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Loved the differences in age appropriate activities. Loved the stories on the walls to read along the way. My niece had a great time and she was only 1 year old. This was her birthday trip. Will be taking more kids there in the future.

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