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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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The place where children loose their minds… in a good way

Be prepare to see the Willie Wonka look of amazement when your child enters this superbly organized "fun factory". If they're not hurting anyone, going to break their necks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Be prepare to see the Willie Wonka look of amazement when your child enters this superbly organized "fun factory". If they're not hurting anyone, going to break their necks (because of the sheer amount of fun things to do), then let them try out everything in sight. If a child leaves a places and can tell you all of the... More 

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Cresskill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely wonderful children's museum - one of the best period. Excellent exhibits including a very large Alice in Wonderland area, indoor Carousel and more. My only complaint is that they need better coffee in the Cafe (it was easily the worst cup I've ever had).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were with my son, daughter-in law and 3year old grandson. Believe me, we all had a good time. The make believe store, the coal mining operation, the activities were endless. You can easily spend the day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my sons, ages 8 and 3, for a wonderful visit. Even with the huge gap in age, they both were able to interact with the displays and enjoy themselves. Wonderful place and very clean.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of things for kids of all ages to do here, even if not in Center City (we took one of thise hop-on, hop-off tour buses and got off here.) Don't miss the puppet show. Our four-month old was absolutely entranced and people were amazed she was quiet for that long!

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you have about 2 hours take your child there. They have different sections that the children can play and touch everything. On the day I went with my grand child it was packed but she had a great time with all the things you could do.

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Freehold, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We brought out 2-year-old daughter here and all three of us were intrigued and amazed. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was the adults' favorite. The mazes and "nonsense" were fun and classic. Kids were able to join the mad tea party, try flamingo croquet, and paint the roses red. There were even quality costumes to go along with it all. Our... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My son, who is 8, insisted on going back to this museum on our fourth trip to Philly in 5 years, and we spent quite a few hours there. Among the best aspects: a grocery store complete with shopping carts, cash registers, a butcher, and bakery. Kids can pretend to be employees, serving customers fish and meat or "baking" the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There is nothing that I dislike about the Please Touch Museum. It is a fantastic place for children of all ages to learn, touch and explore the different things that they display. They offer a sing along session while you are there where the children walk around behind the guide while singing and then they give out free snacks afterwards.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a great time at this place! My 3.5 years old was there until the museum was closing for the day. Many things for kids to play. Not great for babies though since they don't have a good designated area for them to crawl around.

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Additional Information about Please Touch Museum

Address: 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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