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Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

(4.4/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
Please Touch Museum invites children of all ages to interact with imaginary worlds. You'll notice that the exhibits feature movie props and items from popular children's stories, like the walking piano from the film "Big" or more than three decades of "Star Wars" toys. All exhibits and displays are kid friendly and made to be touched. Be sure to enjoy the Woodside Park carousel from 1908 that's been rebuilt in the museum. Use our Philadelphia tour planner to add Please Touch Museum and other attractions to your Philadelphia vacation plans.
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  • The exterior and the interior are quite impressive, and my children definitely had a great time, the only downside to the museum is that it is decently expensive, although it is one of the best childr...  more »
  • I've been here several times and I love it more each time I go! There is so much to stimulate young minds without being overwhelming. I think the breakup of the rooms helps with that. 
  • Before we head back to New York, my family and I decide to visit please touch museum and before we got in my wife love the outside decor of the museum especially the statue being display in front of t...  more »
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  • We've been going here for a few years with our two year old and she loves it. Her go to spot is the supermarket setup for kids, but they often have special exhibits centered around well known entities like curious George or Mr potato. They are also fine with you bringing your own lunch, but the food they serve is actually very good.
  • Its awesome the first few times you come but it seems like not much changes over the years. Been coming here for 5 years and its largely static. The kids have fun; for $130/year or whatever it is, I think displays should be more dynamic. Make me want to come back to see what's new, change the vintage toy displays more often so its like a childhood museum for the kid in all of us, make MY experience more interactive and enjoyable.
  • My son loved this place. I thought it was a little small to justify the price, but my son was really happy. All the other reviewers are correct, take your time, bring food, and have fun. Take your time, let the children play in each room. They let you bring in your food, so bring food, and take plenty of breaks. As a parent, I request that parents actively watch their children. We didn't have any problems, for the staff was always monitoring, but help your child share, and be pleasant with others. Park on the street, and bring your AAA card for a discount.
  • Amazing activities, staff, theatre, food and atmosphere. Kids get their hands on everything. Also wonderful for weddings and special events!
  • We love taking the kids here. They always have a great time. There's a fun, new Mr. Potato Head area open until January 2017.