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Please Touch Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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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 $19 for adults and children age one and over. Children under one are free.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
4231 Avenue of the Republic Ave, Memorial Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19131-3719
Fairmount Park
+1 215-581-3181
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have three boys and have been coming here for years. The place is huge, let’s you bring in your own food/snacks, and the kids always have a great time. My 10 year old is about done with the place but the younger guys still...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank toddmcd17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time here. 2.5 hours is a perfect amount of time to spend. My 9 year old was bored, but my 5 year old was in absolute nirvana. Definitely go if you have kids under 7!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank businessamy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family’s 3 year old toddler spent a fully engaged 4 hours at The Please Touch Museum. Her first stop was the large water play area, followed by the Alice in Wonderland play space. We took a break for lunch & I have to say...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a group of 14 people with 6 kids. Up to 18 you are considered as kids ! We can spend anywhere between 2-3 hours or the whole day, depending on parents patient level! If you are early to the place, you will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kaydee2811
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked to visit the Please Touch Museum after seeing it was rated one of the top Autism-friendly museums in the country. For our seven-year-old son with Autism, it was a great experience! Typically, every museum we go to, there are too many restrictions which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

I wasn't sure there would be enough for our 14-month-old granddaughter to do but she loved it. The carousel ride is an extra $3, but worth it. We were less than two hours but for older children this could be a half-day or all-day place.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. We had a great time there. Perfect for my toddlers. We would go again. Place was clean, enough space for everyone

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kaku1311
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The museum is located in the park where you can pay to park or park for free for a short walk. Inside is the best experience for the children of all ages, they have so many areas available to watch and participate for children of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steffromphilly
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for kids. Our daughter is 5 and we stayed all day. There is a cafe there with nice food. If you have kids you should put this on your list of places to go.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Realzy123
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We went today as a family day. My kids loved it. They could have spent hours at the water tables. I found the “costumes” at some of the exhibits to be gross, but I just encouraged my kids not to put them on. I do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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28 August 2018|
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Response from BusdriverPhil | Reviewed this property |
I cannot answer for sure but I have to believe that they would probably prohibit it since there would be no one to escort you to and from the carousel. Also I have not seen a price advertised for that purpose.
25 July 2018|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
If you prefer to take a cab rather than public transportation, I would suggest Embassy Suites at Ben Franklin Parkway (10 minutes). There are many hotels to choose near City Hall (3 Marriott brand hotels, Hyatt, Hilton... More
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