Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4231 Ave of the Republic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131

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Address: 4231 Ave of the Republic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131

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Phone: 215-581-3181
URL: http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm More Info
Price: 15 More Info

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  • Visited: September 2009
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
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One of the prettiest children's museums you'll find anywhere

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Parking costs five dollars for nonmembers. There seems to be plenty of it however, and it is immediately adjacent to the building. If you are visiting the city in the summer, you can take a two-dollar Phlash shuttle from Center City to the museum. The museum opens at 9. Although the website says to avoid the morning because that is when school groups come, we arrived soon after it opened and found that it was fairly empty until around 11:30.

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  • Visited: September 2013
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
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perfect for toddlers

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first weds of month they have a special. $2 per person from 4-7! its a steal! normally $16 per person.

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  • Visited: August 2013
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Unlike the cafeterias at other children's museums (The Strong Museum, for example), the Please Touch Cafe is actually a worthwhile lunch spot. Yes, there is the obligatory terrible pizza, but if you look beyond that, there are tasty and nutritious options in the sandwich cooler, like tuna salad, turkey and cheese, etc. on whole wheat. Whole fruit as well as non-syrupy fruit salad is available as well. However, there is not nearly enough seating, so be ready to stand there with your tray like a vulture waiting for the next available table to open up. There's additional seating in the carousel area, but that fills up quickly as well. Go a little early (11am or so) or a little later (1pm or so) for your best chance of finding a table. Or better yet, grab your table as soon as you see one open up and then send someone in your party to the cafe to bring back lunch for everyone.

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Submitted by: kate s.

So I  took a kid I was babysitting to the Please Touch Museum this past summer and had a great time! It's  HUGE! I can't speak from a parent's perspective, but I really thought it was a well designed museum with lots of fun areas for the kids. I would recommend it for younger kids (probably ...

Submitted by: Meredith P.

My 3 yo old son had a good time here, and I did too. But if we lived nearby, it's not the sort of place we'd go to more than once a year. I thought the tickets were a bit pricey (charging the same for adults and kids? really?), plus charging $8 for parking is sort of tacky (not like there's a lot around the museum). My main gripe is there were lots of school groups with older (6-8 yo) kids who were minimally supervised -- I spent a lot of time making sure my son "got his turn" and wasn't pushed away by bigger kids when he did get his turn. I don't like being that kind of parent, but given how awesome some of the exhibits were (floating balls, rocket launcher, giant piano you can step on), concepts like "shar...

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