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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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Best place for kids in Delaware Valley

First of all, if you live near Philadelphia and have young kids under 10, then buy the low price membership of this museum that comes with free parking. I take my kid to this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

First of all, if you live near Philadelphia and have young kids under 10, then buy the low price membership of this museum that comes with free parking. I take my kid to this place twice every month and he always has a great time, especially in the water play area, carousel and the train section. The grocery shopping and... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an amazing museum with exciting and creative exhibits. We went as a school trip with preschoolers and every child and adult had a fabulous time. The children especially enjoyed the Alice In Wonderland exhibit and the fun supermarket. At the rocket area, the kids were engaged in hands on experimentation. Truly a well designed place that also encourages... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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

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

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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