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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 #11 of 281 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Young kids will enjoy this hands on museum that harkens back to childhood experiences from earlier times in Philly. You better hurry however as the museum is facing a financial crisis.

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Northeast, USA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the Please Touch Museum in July of 2014. It is located in historic Fairmont Park, very close to the Philadelphia Zoo. It is a beautiful area and building. As other reviewers have noted, there is a ton of street parking. The area seemed very safe. The museum is great for kids 3-6. Anything below or above that age... More

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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our 4 and 9 year olds had a great time. We could easily have spent the entire day there. Parking is an extra $8, and admission is expensive for what it is - however is a good break for kids who have been around no-touch museums!

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Elmhurst, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Took my 10 year old there, she loved playing there. Love the carousel. They have a great Alice in Wonderland exhibit.

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Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went with 3 boys, age 3,7, and 10 And while many of the areas were geared for toddlers , which my 3 year old could have spent all day doing, there were a few ebay made it great for the older two. A rocket launching area, as well as a hamster wheel like activity and balloons powered by air. All... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My friends kids (locals) loved the museum. I thought is was pretty cool.. I will be bringing my son back later this year to view it for himself..

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Usa, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our 18 month old couldn't get enough of the place...she was beside herself with joy & her constant giggles did the same for her parents!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I first recommend getting a membership, come twice and it will cover the cost. Parking is $8 for non members but you can park in the surrounding area. They have a nice cafe, but you can also pack a lunch and eat in the cafeteria or my the carousel. So highlights for our family are: the hospital with babies, food... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Please Touch Museum is a delightful place for kids to explore- and they certainly have much to explore! Some of the highlights enjoyed by our group (with kids ages 9 and 4) included the rocket launch, the hamster wheel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and musical instruments. The younger child spent much time at the construction site and playing with... More

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Toronto
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We decided to visit the museum on rainy 4th of July, so it was crowded but manageable. My husband and I marveled at the beauty of Memorial Hall, a grand stone building we were happy to hear from staff every attempt was being made to preserve. We had to keep chasing after our 5 and almost 3 year old because... More

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