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“Great For A Range Of Ages”

Please Touch Museum
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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 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults and children age one and over. Children under one are free.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed May 4, 2013

This museum is promoted as an attraction for very young children. I have been here with children ranging in age from very young to pre-teen and all have loved it. Check the web site for details on different areas of the facility focusing on transportation, outer space, water, Alice in Wonderland, music, art, a child sized village, and more. The beautiful carousel room is filled with carnival aromas. They have an impressive, glass enclosed model of Philadelphia’s Centennial Celebration grounds on the lower floor depicting the current building and those that once surrounded it. Entering the grounds as you pass through the imposing Civil War Memorial and then coming upon Memorial Hall (in which the museum is currently housed and which once served as the home of the Pennsylvania Museum of Art) is an experience on its own. We take the nearly two hour drive from northern NJ several times each year to visit the museum and nearby zoo (just a few minutes away). Tickets are very reasonably priced for the experience. Even more reasonable is the price of a 12 month membership. Parking in their lot is free with the membership. If you are not a member, do not spend the extra money to park in the lot. Park for free on the roads surrounding the building. For the best experience, get there close to when it opens in the morning. On busy days it is filled. If you stop in near closing time you might get lucky and there may not be too many people remaining.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

We had an amazing time here..... Our 2 1/2 year old daughter had a blast..as well as daddy. Could have spent a whole day here. The staff was so nice and so attentive. The exhibits were fun filled and interesting. This is a must visit for the little ones.....

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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Unlike most museums, this one has to be my son's favorite. Although we went during Christmas Vacation, I feel the overabundance of kids actually made this place more enjoyable. I think we spend about 4 hours here and I literally just let him go from exhibit to exhibit and just let him explore this place on his own. I think the only downfall for going during a school vacation was the extremely long line for the Carousel. Lastly, make sure to bring a nice container of hand sanitizer to use throughout your stay.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Great place to visit. The kids love it and there is so much for them to learn and get involved with. And to top it off there is a carousel too! We go a ~5 times every year.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Going to this Museum was the best place to go with our 15 month old. I guarantee you Will not regret taking your kids. The fee is worth it because the Museum is Huge, and there is plenty to see. My son was thrilled and i was so happy to see him with an enormous smile. My husband and i played with our son and used our imagination along. Its a day if Fun to remember. We can not wait to go back.
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