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Please Touch Museum

Address: 4231 Ave of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (Fairmount Park)
Phone Number: +1 215-581-3181
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$49*
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Ranked #10 of 254 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore...
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Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Upon entering the museum, we were shocked to find it was $17 a person for my husband and I AND our 2 year old!! Then, hoping it was worth the cost, we give it a shot and begin our visit, only to find many of the exhibits didn't work and one whole section was closed! Then we had to pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went 3 days in a row and did something different each time. The Moon's birthday show was a particular hit. Although tee time with the Rabbit and the Mad Hatter was very popular. And then again shooting foam rockets was very exciting. The list could go on. Touch Museum -- done and done well!!!

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Albany, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This museum was wonderful for my children. It's especially fun for younger kids. We really enjoyed everything. My daughter and niece particularly enjoyed the water play area. There really was something for everyone! It was money well spent and would be worth going back to.

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Friendship, Maine
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Parents and grandparents take a one year old for a fun day at the museum. We had taken our daughter and son when this museum was a tiny little space in another part of town. We all had a wonderful time. It was time to take our grandson to experience their new location. What fun we all had!!! Everything is... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My daughter is four years old. this museum was perfect for her as everything is her size. Museum's are always better when you are a kid and you can touch things. I doubt she even thought she was learning anything because she felt like she was playing. She was cranky in the morning but ended up closing down the museum... More 

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Cresco, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Since children spend 99.9999 % of their lives in an adult's world, it's wonderful to visit "their" world once every so often. My children are now 19 and 16 and I still remember our visits with joy. Make sure you get down and enjoy yourself actively in their world, childhood is just too short as it is.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had an amazing and fun time here! My kids totally loved this place, lots of things to do, the carrousel, water games, etc all that you can think of, if you have toddlers this is the place to go when in Philly

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ewing
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I am not sure why parents enjoy taking their kids to places such as this. It is a glorified preschool with pretend blocks, imaginary cars they can sit in, areas for coloring, drums to hit,etc. In short, nothing that you could not do at your own home except you will have the pleasure of a thousand other kids running and... More 

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New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My 20 month old son loved it here! He ran around for hours playing with everything. I like that there were areas set aside for kids 3 years and under. We will go again. I was disappointed that you have to pay extra for the carousel.

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Front Royal, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

So much fun for the kids. This is one of the best children's museums we have visited. Entertaining for various ages. The exhibits are well organized and clean. The food court is nice with a good selection of fresh food. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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