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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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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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Great kids' museum!

I was surprised at how much my 2 year old son enjoyed this museum. We were there for well over four hours and he could have easily stayed longer to continue exploring the place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Philadelphia
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I want to like this museum, but the chaos of kids running around is just too much for me. My son can be timid and it really bothered me when kids continuously jumped into lines and the staff managing each station allowed it to happen. We went in the afternoon, so maybe that was a mistake. The food store had... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was surprised at how much my 2 year old son enjoyed this museum. We were there for well over four hours and he could have easily stayed longer to continue exploring the place. The exhibits are great for little ones and encourage a lot of open play. While my son was a bit too young to appreciate the Alice... More 

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place was OK but nothing special. It would be best for very young kids, ages 5 and under. Older kids would find this fairly boring.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love this place for little ones! The only downside is large camp groups full of middle schoolers (not age appropriate!). Interactive and fun museum.

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Yonkers, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a wonderful destination for any family. The kids get to play and touch objects that help them grow and learn and use their imaginations. And adults get to have fun too...and see how happy the children are!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

PTM offers a wide arrange of stimulating activities for ALL ages. My husband and I have more fun than the kids it seems. There is story telling, marches around the building, a merry-go-around, water play and so much more. It's a MUST visit when in the area!

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clover
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Came here during our 4 day stay in Philly. Think we our spoiled by our excellent children's museum in boston. It was nice, but not worth the time and effort it took us to get here from center city on the Plash

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went on a Saturday morning with 5 kids ages 5-12 and two adults. The youngest had a good time but the older kids were only mildly occupied. We made it through everything in two hours. For us it was worth it because we were able to gratefully utilize the Blue Star Museum pass to cover the cost of most... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place isn't really a world class museum but it isn't bad. The neighborhood is sketchy but the kids had a blast. Be sure to bring hand sanitizer. Parking is eight dollars but you can just park on the side of the road.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went to this museum with my son and my granddaughter. There are so many activitie for the kids! She loved every minute of it. There is a "pretend" grocery store, hospital, farm and many other things to spark the imagination. The carousel is absolutely beautiful!

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Additional Information about Please Touch Museum

Address: 4231 Ave of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: +1 215-581-3181
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Fairmount Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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