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Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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.
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  • My son loved this place. It took us a little over two hours late in the day on a Wednesday. It was a lot of interactive fun. The rocket room was his favorite.  more »
  • If you are from out of town, there is plenty of free street parking in front of museum, don’t waste $16! My girls enjoyed it here. Not really a museum as much as just a play center. Otherwise it is...  more »
  • This museum kept my 3-year-old well-entertained for our 3-hour covid time slot. We could've spent much more time in the museum had we been allowed. $19 for 3 hours felt like a steep price tag...  more »
  • 1 part chaos + 1 part adventure + 1 part FUN! Your kids will love it. Plenty of room, plenty to see, plenty of space if they (or you) need a break. This is the most hands-on day at the museum your kids will get. (thus the name!) Take the time and go through 2X. Have them pick out their favorites or ask them where "Alice" or the "Statue of Liberty" was and make them navigate ... it's so much fun!
  • Great museum for little kids! My daughter (5) and i loved exploring this museum. There was so much to see and do, I wish we had anither hour or so. Astronomy show was amazingly done, food was reasonably priced for a museum and they even have a carousel! Bathrooms were pretty clean, given the number of families there. Admission was a little higher than what i would've liked, but definitely worth it.
  • I just had my daughter’s first birthday party on Saturday and ordered the deluxe package for 45 people. The room (chipped green walls and in the basement) was barely decorated for the party and there was a shortage of centerpieces. There were only 3 tables when promised 6 adult tables. Some of my guests were told that there was no birthday party there that day when arriving and had to speak to multiple front desk people. They almost expected us to bring down the 50 lb cake ourselves until I had to request someone to come with a cart. There was no lighter for the candles and the guest experience host just said oh well and started singing! Horrible!) Immediately kicked out of the party room and rushed my daughters party. Asked to extend for a fee and told me they were understaffed. They only had one person in the room the whole time and no other accommodations. I never received the contract paperwork for the event. When I call, there is no answer. For a $1650 party I expected way more. Overpriced and disappointing. Please Touch Museum please call me or email me. I would prefer a refund.
  • The Please Touch Museum is a great place to bring kids to learn and play with things in everyday life. I love bringing my nieces and nephew here, there is the carousel, the grocery store, a small house, the ways water moves with air and so much more. Access cards and group discounts are available here for a discount. So anyone can afford to come here with their kids!
  • expensive ($19 per adult or kid), but reasonable for for you get. two level with many areas of fun. top level houses massive water table on one side and fast-food/cafe, and transportation with real objects or very real replicas (including sit-in stationary monorail) on the other. in the addition on the side, one finds a Muslim theme exhibit, along with a camping scene, robot showcase, and a rocket launch. the top level alone was enough to kill half a day. lower level has a life-size community combo: shoe shop, bakery, supermarket, mail service, small hospital (equipped with stationary ambulance, gurney, and MRI machine!), etc. middle of the section is art studio on one side, theater and railroad exhibit + huge landscape model on the opposite. towards the end is an elaborate Alice In Wonderland maze, combined with gift shop and ramp going back up to ground floor. truly an amazingly designed place for kids age 2 to... at least 9. had to leave in a rush so didn't get to check out the carousel ($3 per ride, included in membership). ample street parking outside. umbrella stroller available for loan.

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