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Please Touch Museum

4231 Ave of the Republic | Philadelphia, PA 19131 | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.9)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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Many say this children's museum is one of the best in the country, offering dozens of hands-on displays related to everything from fine arts to construction zones. You and your kids can travel to Wonderland with Alice, practice your reading skills in the Story Castle and hone your science skills in the lab. There are also plenty of opportunities to get creative, with daily arts and crafts projects. And when tummies begin to rumble, the Please Taste Café serves plenty of healthy snacks that both you and your little ones will love.

However, according to recent visitors, this museum caters more to the younger set. As one recent visitor tells TripAdvisor, "They definitely live up to their name. I think it's definitely geared towards younger children, like 5 and younger."

The Please Touch Museum is located on the southwest edge of Fairmount Park (just north of the Philadelphia Zoo) in the northwestern part of the city. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to the museum's website, "Please Touch Museum tends to be busier on rainy days … Mornings are also a busy time with most school groups visiting during this time. Afternoons are a great time to visit the museum as well as Mondays when groups are not scheduled." Admission is $15 per person.

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