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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
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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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Spent a terrific day with 3 grandchildren (and their parents!) at this wonderful museum in Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park! a delight for those little ones between the ages of 2 and 5! Everything from a please touch water park, to Alice in Wonderland Experience, to a shopping day in their very on ShopRite, complete with shopping carts and stocked... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have nothing bad to say about this place. My 5 and 2 year olds both loved it. The alice in wonderland section was their favourite. The carousel is a hit. The building is beautiful and spacious. Street parking was easy to find which saved a few bucks. Families were there from all walks of life but it was so... More

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new jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Last week we were looking for something fun to do with our 3 and 4 year olds. I remembered the Please Touch Museum in Philly. It's a great place. It isn't cheap (94.00 for 5 of us including 2 carousel tickets). You do get what you pay for. There are 2 floors of thing for kids to bang and throw... More

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mullica hill
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120 reviews 120 reviews
39 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very good for a few hours. I wouldn't recommend the season pass. Your children will get bored of it quickly. Also try to avoid this place on the weekend.

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Topeka, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Even though this is designed with children in mind, it is delightful for all ages. You can explore a pint-sized grocery store where children "shop" or run a cash register, experiment with the power and motion of water and wind, launch a rocket, explore the Alice in Wonderland section and so much more. Just as the name states, everything is... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is great for kids, but tiny sized hospital, house, grocery store, buses, cars, and Alice and wonderland area. They also have rocket launching area, arts and crafts room, music room, and a water table area. There is a carousel horse, but after spending 80 dollars for 2 adults and a two year old, another 3 dollars for the carousel... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is a must do few hours. I feel that it may start to fall apart with their financial troubles so if you have not tried it then sooner is better than later IMO.

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a great spot for young children ( under 6 years old ) because it is a maze of colors and things to touch and see, the building is actually left over from the 1876 centennial celebration and was where Edison & Bell shown their inventions. I think the building is simply beautiful. When you leave each attraction be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This museum had so much to offer. My son is 8 years old so he was a little bored but he would have LOVED it two years ago.

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United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I visited the touch museum with lot of expectations after reading the reviews. I felt disappointed and less contented. The museum is good for under 3's and I had wished my 4 year old son should have visited earlier. He didn't enjoy it much other than the race car section where he spent more time. Rest of the sections e.g... More

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