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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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Hours:
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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Made it a special day!

Took my youngest son here for a special day with Daddy and he sure loved it! The exhibits were geared for children and adults and created a fun and exciting learning experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Took my youngest son here for a special day with Daddy and he sure loved it! The exhibits were geared for children and adults and created a fun and exciting learning experience. The puppet theater was really neat. My youngest loved the story and giggled throughout! The supermarket and little town downstairs was his favorite, along with cars and buses... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My kids (aged 6 and 8 months) both loved it - a gorgeous place filled with things for kids of all ages! Highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This isn't really a museum -- it's a play space with incredible props and sets. Their continuing exhibits include waterways, video studios, and try-on costumes; they have rotating exhibits and special events as well. My kids used to spend hours here, and talk about it the whole rest of the day.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

You can see the original Big Piano from the movie BIG made by Remo Saraceni the inventor. Amazing experience. The original one whre Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia jumped on. Must GO!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A beautiful building in Fairmont Park - very spacious with many diverse areas of activity. On the day we attended, the place was swarming with kids - very overcrowded. There were parents who did not attend to their children's behaviors, rampant rudeness, and our 3 yr old grandchild was so overwhelmed by the screaming mayhem that, despite our guidance and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

My family got a groupon for this place so our tickets were approximately half price, with carousel ride included. We went on a sunny Monday (tip: no groups on Mondays) in spring so the museum was empty, our three kids had almost every exhibit to themselves. There were some really fun exhibits (water room, Alice and wonderland maze, supermarket) and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our 6 year old daughter had a great time. The museum is huge. The play areas are wonderful. We liked the Alice in Wonderland area the best. There were plenty of supplementary information to read on the walls to keep the adults from getting bored. We will visit again next time we are in Philly.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

i went with my children ages ranged from one to five. every single on of my kids enjoyed it. we had a great time. i would definitely recommend the please touch museum.

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went with my 2 girls, 2 & 4, and the grandparents. We ended up staying 5 hours until closing. It was a real treat for the kids and we enjoyed seeing them having so much fun. There were a lot of people when we visited but yet the place is so big you don't feel crowded. We drove 2 hours... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Guess I won't go over spring break again! It was packed!!! For ages 3 and up really. My 2 year old stayed at the water play most of the time. If it was cheaper I'd be ok with that but for the money I'd wait until he's older. Your kid should have some play skills before you take them here.

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