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Please Touch Museum

4231 Avenue of the Republic Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131-3719
+1 215-581-3181
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4231 Avenue of the Republic Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131-3719
Fairmount Park
+1 215-581-3181
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Reviewed yesterday

To be honest, I can't actually review the attraction because they would not let me in. I was stopped at the door and told unless I had a young child with me I could not enter. The only purpose for leaving this review is to...More

Thank Anne U
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutly amazing! If you have small children (ages 2-8) then I highly recommend bringing them (and Purell) to the Please Touch Museum! It is expertly designed to immerse kids in science, art and literature with its own unique Philadelphia twist! This is...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to my fair share of children's museums, and this is one of the best. My kids are 7 and 3, and both had an amazing time. The place is huge, with lots of interactive exhibits. By far the biggest play grocery store I've...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best best things you can do in the Philadelphia area with young children. The location in Fairmont Park seems to make it easier to get in and out of the museum and park. I would say the best ages are...More

1  Thank HappyNewlywed08
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend all day here without the kids and probably still not see everything. It is a great place for younger children. I would think by the time they are 7 or 8, they might start getting bored, but for children under that age,...More

Thank Holly H
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place for little ones 6 and under. We stayed 2 hrs with a 2 ydar old and he had a blast. Giant colorful displays all hands on' tons of fun. For older kids nearby the Franklin Institute is a don't miss musdum

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a wedding reception and it was beautiful and different venue compared to typical hotel or golf course environment. Staff for cocktails and dinner was very friendlly, professional and courteous.

Thank happy460
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My three year old had a really good time here. The grocery store was a hit with him. It was nice but there wasn't as much to do there as I thought there would be, especially for as much as it cost to get it....More

Thank Emilydw25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 hours here but easily could've made this an all day event. With so many interactive play stations for the kids (ages 3 & 4), they were constantly entertained and wanting to go back to their favorite spots. The museum is setup like...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I expected it to be more of a museum and less of a place of amusement, and I didn't expect it to be this expensive. There are some parts that are of scientific relevance (although I don't see...More

Thank Istvan S
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Is there a hotel near by?
18 May 2017|
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Response from Belinda B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is. We stayed at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Philadelphia.
parking tips? Any free parking?
10 April 2017|
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Response from David N | Reviewed this property |
Actually yes in front
I would like to attend on March 4th. What time should I come? And do I have to pay in advance. How many hours should I plan to be there?
22 February 2017|
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Response from marie f | Reviewed this property |
I see you are planning to visit on a Saturday. My guess is that it will be more crowded than for our weekday visit. We went on an in-service school day so that it would be less crowded since not all school districts have... More