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Please Touch Museum

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Neighbourhood: Fairmount Park
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Address: 4231 Avenue of the Republic Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131-3719
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+1 215-581-3181
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore together....

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.

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Great Playground (More Than Museum)

Our 4 years old had a blast at the Please Touch Museum and really enjoyed the diversity of exhibits: hospital, grocery store, construction site, garage, etc. However the learning... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our 4 years old had a blast at the Please Touch Museum and really enjoyed the diversity of exhibits: hospital, grocery store, construction site, garage, etc. However the learning side of things is not really emphasized and overall it is more a huge playground than a museum. Notwithstanding it is well worth a visit for kids under 8 years old.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Expecially good for little kids! Hands on! Plan on spending the day. The entire family will have fun.

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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent museum for young children. There is a lot for them to explore and experience. The museum is spaced out well; never felt that it was too crowded and it is very clean. We had a pretty decent lunch in the cafe. Two slices of pizza, mac and cheese, popcorn, orange and water for only $12! One... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard many people rave about this place, so we stopped in while we were in Philadelphia. Our 4 year old was bored after an hour, our 2 year liked the shopping area. There are many fun exhibits, but this is much smaller than other children museums we have been too. For the price, I expected more. But if you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day here after we got rained out at Sesame Place in Langhorne. It was a 45 minute ride from our hotel, which didn't bother us because it was an easy drive. I loved this Museum. So far my favorite children's museum (and I live near the Boston one). My girls enjoyed the hands on exhibits. It was... More 

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Las Piedras, Puerto Rico
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My little girl have an amazing time. Two complete floors of indoor activities, excellent for kids up to, I tike, 8years. They sell food, the pizza was great.The best part was in the lower floor where they have like a market to pretend they can buy groceries. We love it

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for kids up to about 7. For adults there is a nice scale model of the huge 1876 centennial fair, and a interesting slide presentation showing the pavilions and exhibitions. Nearby is the beautiful Shofuso Japanese historic house with gardens and pond.

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Nereto, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lNice idea, the kids can experiment and play with everything. we had a good time there.....but we found it too expensive. It would be better to have time tickets because the kids get tired and you can't spend all day there

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took our granddaughter and we were a bit surprised at cost to park but got lucky finding a spot along the road to park for free. Then we went inside and we were surprised it was $19 per adult & kid, but our granddaughter had so many hours of fun we felt it was worth the cost! So many different... More 

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Franklinville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We love the please touch museum!!! If you have young children, I highly recommend getting a membership as a day pass is so expensive (unless you wait until a Groupon deal comes out, which I do). You can't do everything in one day, before your kids get too tired and need a nap. There's something for every age and it's... More 

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