Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

4.5
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. To visit Please Touch Museum on your holiday in Philadelphia, and find out what else Philadelphia has to offer, use our Philadelphia travel planning app .
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  • We love this place! We were here when my oldest son was 3 and made a special trip to come back 5 years later. Our boys, now 8 and 3, loved it. The cafe has decent food and not exorbitantly priced. The...  more »
  • A place that you should not miss if you have small children, between 1-7 years will be super fun and up to 10 years can to entertain. How your name is made says it so the guys to experience touching everything. This divided by sectors: experiences with water, building with blocks, driving a mini backhoe, three, carrousel, and more things. Dediquele various hours so that children can do what you like him without trouble.
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  • This is an amazing place for young kids on rainy days! Get that energy out and have some fun with the kids.  more »
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  • I remember coming here when I was a kid and now as a parent I love bringing my children here (both under 6). There's a wide range of hands on activities that young kids can enjoy including a kid-sized grocery store, a large water table, and a beautiful carousel. The food court also has a number of nice selections. The food court's a little pricey but no more than any amusement park. All in all it's a great way to spend a day with kids.
  • My daughter loved it, she's 2. She had the best nap ever after playing there. I went on a weekday first thing in the morning so I had no parking issues and there weren't many other children there initially. I took off a star because the hot food was pretty nasty but the snacks were good, there was good variety which was nice. We will definitely be there again soon.
  • I think it’s middle of the road, as far as children’s museums go. I’m the father of a 20 month old. There are a number toddler sections, as opposed to one, which is nice. They aren’t very well policed however which kind of defeats the point. The exhibits are... fine. The children’s hospital could have been a little better maintained. I liked the toy history display cases; it keeps it a little more interesting for the parents. There’s a very nice “nature” exhibit with trees and a stream that does a good job of straddling the line between allowing your child to play with water and your child getting soaked and descending into misery. There’s a local transportation area, a camping area, the standard shopping/consumerism indoctrination area. I loved the diorama of the centennial exhibition which was nonetheless pretty useless for children. There are blocks. It’s fine.
  • Nice building with areas to eat outside and inside. Food selection limited but healthy options available and food was good. Space can be limited. They have a fake shop rite for your kids to play grocery store, ER, train station, water play, wizard of oz theme areas as well. Inside carousel. Can be quite hectic. Cost adds up. Parking available for a fee. Come early to get a spot. Becomes busy very fast.
  • Took my children and everyone loved it. It's very clean. There is staff constantly cleaning up after the kids. There is staff stationed to ensure the security of the children as well. Everyone was friendly and helpful. My biggest gripe was i spent $10 for 3 cookies ?!

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