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“great place to have a birthday party”

Please Touch Museum
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Ranked #13 of 457 things to do in Philadelphia
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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 June 15, 2014

My niece turned and had a birthday party it was a lot of fun. They put up decorations for you they play games with the kids take you to the careousel it was a lot of fun. The museum is a must do if your in philadelphia if you have children 12 and younger i would say but even as adult i enjoyed touching a playing with things. its agreat family outing you wont be sorry you did great memories. iyou can park for free on the street or pay a fee for the lot but no need there is parking on the street same distance.

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

My 4 and 5 year olds loved it. We spent most of our time in Alice in Wonderland; the kids and adults loved this. Kids thought the train area was boring, but I liked the model of Fairmont Park. Unfortunately we hit the duck area last; another area the kids would have spent much of their time. Parking was easy and right across the street.

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

1. I'm not a complete germ-a-phobe, but I'd definitely bring hand sanitizer.
2. Don't pay $8 bucks for parking, try to grab a spot on the street, which is across from the lot.
3. We managed to go during the week and I couldn't imagine doing it on a weekend.
4. Even with low crowds, plan on spending about 2 hours.
5. Plan on finding your own way around the museum. There were no maps and the staff weren't exactly going out of their way to get off their phones to answer questions!
6. We took our 22 month old and it was fun enough, but a 4-5 year old would probably be able to interact and understand a bit more.
7. The variety of things to encounter provided a diverse enough experience to keep our little guy engaged for pretty much the duration of our visit.
8. The carousel is not part of the general admission price.

Overall, it was fun family outing but we will probably not return until our son is a couple of years older.

2  Thank Chris S
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

I took my two kids (both under 4) to this place. First the cons: It's expensive, and you have to know going in that your kids are going to get dirty and possibly very wet. But they will have the best time ever, until the ridiculous amount of stimulation and yelling melts them into insanity! It's kind of like an enormous and educational Chuck E. Cheese. My kids still name so we didn't get through all the exhibits but what we did see (water tables, space area, jungle) were all a blast for them. Try and park on the street (free!) rather than the lot if you can.

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Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Excellent museum for 3 to 5 year olds to feed their imaginations with things scaled to their size. My son, four at the start of our family membership, would spend hours pretending at each area: floating boats through a working canal, launching rocket ships, pretending to work on a construction site. Corporate sponsorship is everywhere: kids can pretend to be in a miniaturized Shop Rite, McDonalds, SEPTA bus. Puppet shows, held several times a day, are very entertaining and the most educational (e.g. Philadelphia world's fair/history of the building). The cafeteria has a good mix of healthy and not so healthy meals if you need a breather. Definitely bring Purell if you take your kids during flu season (since kids are pleased to touch EVERYTHING).

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