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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 #12 of 293 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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Monroe NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Our kids loved every bit of it, the hospital/ambulance, ShopRite, Shoe store, deli, train station, construction site, car repair, trolley, bus, tree house, even the carousel (extra $3 per child). The puppet show was very authentic and cute, our kids loved it and the lesson was nice too.

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Philadelphia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This "museum" is completely kid proof. It's the perfect place for kids,toddlers and babies to play for hours and for parents to feel pretty relaxed. There is plenty of staff to help and more than enough room for kids to just run around and be kids. They nailed it with the real life play areas like the supermarket and the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

If my 15-month-old son could talk in sentences, he would say that this was the best day of his life. As soon as we entered the "River Adventures" section of the museum, he began shouting with glee and running around. There was pretty much no child not doing the same thing. Every section of the museum had something for him.... More

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Kinnelon, NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a fun place for children under 8. Maybe even older. Lots to see and easy to spend 4 hours here. I am grandma who took my granddaughter and really had a fun time.

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Morris, NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My eight year old son and I visited here for the first time yesterday. While I do wish we had come here a few years ago, as a lot of the exhibits were really too young for him, we still had a really good time. The Cafe is excellent, with a wide variety of foods, and foods with common allergens... More

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Aztec, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

An easy 2 hour visit with granddaughters ages 2 and 6. Our favorite section was the grocery store. A lot of planning and thought went into this museum. The adults enjoyed it as much as the children. Would like to repeat this visit at a later date.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were delighted in every room of this place. We spent about 2.5 hours there and wore our son out! He fell asleep on the big bus tour after so mom and dad could enjoy some history! Id highly recommend doing this early in the morning and doing the bus tour during your child's nap time!! Its so fun.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Oh my Goodness, This museum was amazing!! It is in an old historical building, which is just beautiful. There was so much to do, we certainly could have stayed much longer. They have a wonderful water play area that teaches about currents and dams. They also have a great "city" area, ex: car repair shop, gas station and a bus.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Amazing! We've been to a lot of Children's museums and this definitely topped the list. It is large enough to accommodate a crowd, plenty of activities for all age ranges, a huge variety, very creative Alice in Wonderland exhibit. Pricey, but definitely worth the money!

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

if you have tweens or older, this museum is too youthful for them. The young ones will certainly enjoy it.

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