Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 581-3181 • 581-3170 Groups

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Designed for children seven years old and younger, Please Touch Museum (PTM) is one of the nation's outstanding interactive educational facilities just for kids. PTM was founded in 1976 by a group of educators, artists and parents under the guidance of Monetessori educator Portia Sperr with the mission of stimulating the "understanding and curiosity of all children through hands-on exhibits, programs, and collections . . . " Please Touch Museum provides a unique environment where children (and adults) explore, discover and learn through the power of play.

Some of the Museum's major exhibits include:

  • City Capers -- introduces kids to an urban streetscape complete with a supermarket, construction site, and more.
  • Flight Fantasy is all balance, speed and coordination. Exhibits will inspire future pilots, astronauts, engineers and artists.
  • Woodside Park: Dentzel Carousel -- a beautifully refurbished 1908 carousel that was originally at Woodside Park. Rides cost an additional $3.00.
  • The Please Touch Playhouse features original showsw for young audiences, with music, movement, folklore, and puppetry.

Throughout the year PTM offers a number of special events and performances for the entire family. All activities are listed on the museum web site calendar. PTM Is agreat place for a birthday party. A private party room for one hour and unlimited time in the museum for party guests or you can rent the entire museum for a party after regular hours.

Hours: Open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5:00pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm. Call to confirm and for holiday hours. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
$17.00 per person. Children under 1 year old are free. Parking costs $8.00 per car.
$14.50 per person.
Group Reservations: Deposit must be received at least 2 weeks in advance for discounts to apply.
Lunch: Cafe available. Lunch room can be reserved by groups for a fee.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Located in Fairmount Park at Memorial Hall.

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