Please Touch Museum

West Philadelphia, Philadelphia
  • The experts at The Wall Street Journal and visitPA recommend this place
    • The Wall Street Journal
    • visitPA
  • visitPA
    "Visit one of the best children’s museums in the nation."(13 Tips)
    Melissa M.
    "Alice in wonderland exhibit is fantastic!!"(3 Tips)
    The Wall Street Journal
    "historic Memorial Hall."(3 Tips)
    "free admission from Memorial Day"(3 Tips)
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  • alice in wonderland
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  • free admission
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  • Asimina S.
    Asimina SoudersFebruary 1
    I love this museum I love that kids have the opportunity to play as much as possible, awesome place for kids!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MacLeayNovember 20, 2016
    Great place to take your young kids.
  • Rochelle A.
    Rochelle AmosNovember 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    My future husband works his butt off to ensure all consumers have a wonderful experience.
  • Mary
    MaryJuly 24, 2016
    This place is awesome
  • Kirsten B.
    Kirsten BeckMay 22, 2016
    Everything! ! Perfect for families
  • Paula A.
    Paula AtaideNovember 23, 2015
    Nice place to bring the kids!
  • Natalliromashko
    NatalliromashkoNovember 13, 2015
    Big play ground! Wery good, fun.
  • Myer
    MyerNovember 1, 2015
    Kid loved it!
  • Felisha W.
    Felisha Williams DavisSeptember 17, 2015
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew G.August 16, 2015
    They will host kids' parties at this museum with private rooms.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew G.August 16, 2015
    They have a delightful puppet theater with several shows a day. It's not well advertised at the museum but the shows are always a hit with the kids. They're worth 30 mins of your time while there.
  • Kerry-Ann
    Kerry-AnnAugust 1, 2015
    This place is so awesome for children ages 4-7!!
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingJuly 5, 2015
    This place is truly amazing for kids. Crazy overstimulation but in a good way. Worth a driving from central philly.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaMarch 30, 2015
    Great place for kids 6 months to 7 years. As your child discovers look for the exhibits of retro toys all around to bring back your childhood. Marcia Marcia Marcia.
  • Joan G.
    Joan GilbertMarch 20, 2015
    Free parking on the street directly out front. Save yourself $20.
  • Nlisah ..
    Nlisah .December 25, 2014
    Really great place to visit! The children will love it! And they have discount days where all visitors pay $2.00 to attend. Call for more info on those days
  • Al B.
    Al BradleyDecember 13, 2014
    Great place for the kids
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SKNovember 7, 2014
    Super fun, interactive museum that is fun for all kids and great for family days out!
  • Khalil W.
    Khalil WilliamsOctober 26, 2014
    I remember visiting this place as a teen
  • Josh E.
    Josh E.September 26, 2014
    Great place for toddlers.
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CainSeptember 11, 2014
    Great for all ages!! Best days are during the week in the morning. Also free parking on the side of the street. Free admission for military members
  • eyuni
    eyuniSeptember 2, 2014
    First Wednesday is good for the wallet, but very crowded.
  • amy t.
    amy taylorAugust 24, 2014
    A great place to take young kids and adults can learn about this historic building dating back to the Centennial Exhibition in 1876.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    A beautiful, state-of-the-art museum for children, located in historic Memorial Hall. Read more
  • Willinsky B.
    Willinsky BaptisteJuly 20, 2014
    Great place for kids
  • Les
    LesJuly 18, 2014
    Allot of exhibits not in working order or pieces missing. Place not as good as it used to be.
  • Abi S.
    Abi ShumanJune 3, 2014
    Took our daycare class here. Was a great time, weekdays were just the right amount of people!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MaloneJune 2, 2014
    The kids had so fun
  • Dayna B.
    Dayna BennettApril 15, 2014
    We've been here for 4hrs and boys are showing no interest in leaving. Especially great for children 3-8.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer Murphy-MantleFebruary 17, 2014
    My son LOVED it!!!!!
  • Adam O.
    Adam OdedFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Always look down to make sure you're not walking into any kids. Never move back suddenly, even if a kid is running straight at you. That kid will see you, the one you back into won't.
  • Jack M.
    Jack McDowellFebruary 9, 2014
    It was a wonderful time. The staff was very nice
  • Alice J.
    Alice JenkinsFebruary 5, 2014
    Wonderful@place to have children explore & grow. Mid afternoon is a good time when it is a little quieter
  • Will K.
    Will KeechJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this museum
  • Jim C.
    Jim C.January 29, 2014
    Park out front and save the $8-20 fee
  • Will K.
    Will KeechJanuary 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring the kids alot of fun for all ages
  • Mitch P.
    Mitch PaulNovember 16, 2013
    Great time with mom mom and JJ at Please Touch!!
  • Victor L.
    Victor LombardiNovember 9, 2013
    Ideal for 2-4 year olds.
  • Krysta N.
    Krysta NoëlleAugust 21, 2013
    Amazing place, all hands on kids' museum. Life size replicas of everyday items bring the adult world to children!
  • visitPA
    visitPAAugust 19, 2013
    Visit one of the best children’s museums in the nation. The museum offers interactive exhibits from Rainforest Rhythm to Flight Fantasy, for children to learn through play.
  • Maher K.
    Maher KobeissiAugust 11, 2013
    Amazing place for children.
  • Diana S.
    Diana StoudtAugust 2, 2013
    Meant for lil ones!
  • Diana S.
    Diana StoudtAugust 2, 2013
    Geared for Sesame St Audiences!
  • Danetta N.
    Danetta NelsonJuly 31, 2013
    Great place for both kids and adults!
  • Tiffany F.
    Tiffany FordJuly 20, 2013
    Most of the employees here seem like they hate their jobs. Not very kind to the kids. There were a few exceptions.
  • Jicelle E.
    Jicelle EhrlichJune 3, 2013
    Absolutely AMAZING!!!! Wish they have one in Florida!
    ISEPTAPHILLYMay 21, 2013
    SEPTA PASS PERKS ALERT! $1.50 off regular general admission (up to 4 admissions) at Please Touch Museum. Read more
  • Daniel R.
    Lots of stuff for toddlers and big kids. And retro toys on display from the 70s and 80s to entertain patents. A really good museum and a good place to spend several hours.
  • Jose Z.
    Jose ZambranaApril 13, 2013
    Everything is awesome. Plan to be here 8 hours... Hey where do I clock in???
  • Philadelphia Science Festival
    Discovery Day: Our Little Scientists! Free play leads to discovery + introduces children to scientific inquiry. Celebrate the smallest scientists in Philly during a day of science + play. 4/27, 10-4 Read more
  • Lynn H.
    Lynn HeinischApril 7, 2013
    This place has the smallest parking spots ever.
  • Roy L.
    Roy LeeApril 6, 2013
    Not bad not as good as the Rochester NY one but pretty good
  • Tim J.
    Tim JonesMarch 27, 2013
    The puppet show has limited seating and recommended for children five and younger.
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 17, 2013
    Pretend you're a kid again (or bring an actual kid) at the Please Touch Museum.
  • Mariya K.
    Mariya KutyevaFebruary 17, 2013
    You can find gluten free food in cafe.
  • Catherine R.
    Catherine RhoadarmerJanuary 18, 2013
    If you find a lost phone please answer or give to front desk!!
  • Danielle Ball Control M.
    Danielle Ball Control McNairNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for all ages. My 11 month old was able to have fun in the 3-and-under areas. My 15 and 16 year old nieces enjoyed themselves too.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VargasSeptember 1, 2012
    Receive 2 free tickets when you show them your Fire Department I'D
  • Asha T.
    Asha TashaAugust 31, 2012
    Use your Military ID and get 2 kids 2 adults FREE!!!! Hurry it might end soon:) We saved $80...yay!
  • Wired
    WiredAugust 23, 2012
    Dedicated to children 7 & under.
  • Alex's Lemonade
    Alex's LemonadeAugust 16, 2012
    Join us for our Lemon Run on November 11! The start line is right outside of the Please Touch Museum. Register:
  • Steven B.
    Steven Burda, MBAJuly 29, 2012
    Thank you. ~ Steven Burda ~
  • Jason W.
    Jason WoodleeJuly 8, 2012
    or extra fun go to the supermarket area and send a few kids out for a scavenger hunt
  • Nadav G.
    Nadav GurJune 23, 2012
    Coolest place for kids under 10
  • Concierge
    ConciergeMay 21, 2012
    All active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families can enjoy free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.thanks to the Blue Star Museum program!
  • Danielle G.
    Danielle GirardMay 6, 2012
    apparently you have to have kids with you in order to go there. rude!
  • Gina
    GinaMay 2, 2012
    The kiddies looooove this place! Great place to bring a child 3+ Fun for adults too!
  • Mel V.
    Mel VinaApril 21, 2012
    Love the new location! The alice in wonderland exhibit is great!
  • The N Crowd
    The N CrowdNovember 28, 2011
    Their theater department is pretty amazing. Their PR department is pretty awesome also. (Mike may or may not know people there and may or may not work there. Guess you'll have to visit to find out.)
  • Chrissie D.
    Chrissie DiAngelusNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    We've been members since Dec. 2009 and get our money's worth, hands down. Awesome place for kids 0-6. Have fun workshops and themed events.
  • Chungbo S.
    Chungbo ShimNovember 19, 2011
    At the basement floor, there is lots of facilities that copy a real thing. So much fun!!!
  • Senator Bob Casey
    Senator Bob CaseyNovember 1, 2011
    I recently took a tour and spoke with families affected by autism.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa McclainOctober 24, 2011
    Alice in wonderland exhibit is fantastic!!
  • TheParrisFoundation
    TheParrisFoundationOctober 19, 2011
    Science, technology, engineering, and so much more, right in the palm of your hand, literally. Explore, imagine, and by all means, have fun!
  • Alex's Lemonade
    Alex's LemonadeOctober 14, 2011
    Join us for our Lemon Run on November 13! The start line is right outside of the Please Touch Museum. Register:
    THELONERANG3ROctober 11, 2011
    Great place to have your child go to. I remember as a kid I used to love this place
  • Jacqueline B.
    Jacqueline BooneSeptember 23, 2011
    Bank of America card holders get one free admission the first weekend the month
  • Wil T.
    Wil TownsendAugust 25, 2011
    Silly that they charge adults the same. Adult price should be reduced then maybe I'd bring my kids more than once every two years.
  • NBC Philadelphia
    NBC PhiladelphiaAugust 14, 2011
    Not to be confused with anything unseemly, Please Touch opened in 1976. Memorial Hall being the fourth location, it's perfect to bring the kids for hands-on education. Remember: Bring hand sanitizer.
  • Chrissy~MLH
    Chrissy~MLHJuly 29, 2011
    Don't forget to check the activity room to see what great hands on projects they have ready to go that enhance concept of exhibits. #philly #parenting #children #buckscounty #nj #montco
  • Parents Magazine
    Parents MagazineJuly 15, 2011
    Let your baby and toddler play together in this museum that incorporates fun and interactive elements for kids ages 6 months to 6 years in many exhibits.
  • Tom D.
    Tom Dell'OmoJuly 13, 2011
    Most of the staff are current/former gang members. Good times!
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 16, 2011
    Did you know? Memorial Hall is the only major building left from the 1876 Centennial Exposition. It cost 1.5 million dollars at the time, and was built without wood and fireproofed.
  • RosaBay S.
    RosaBay SanchezMarch 20, 2011
    Kids of all ages came enjoy themselves ^_^
  • Robert B.
    Robert BarrimondMarch 18, 2011
    Come Mondays. No field trips! And most wrap up by 1.
  • Brown Bear K.
    Only the 2 inside lanes of the Carousel goes up and down the outside lane are stationary.
  • Brown Bear K.
    Head over to the carousel for more sitting area during busy lunch hours.
  • PHL Science Fest
    PHL Science FestJanuary 10, 2011
    Science played a major role in the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 that was hosted in this very building. More than 10 million people visited to learn about new technologies such as the telephone. Read more
  • Mo G.
    Mo GDecember 29, 2010
    Even when this place is packed with people there is still room for your kids to enjoy themselves and great ways to teach them about sharing. Go for it!!
  • Chynna B.
    Chynna BardalezNovember 22, 2010
    Mondays are best at the PTM.
  • Ettractions
    EttractionsNovember 22, 2010
    To properly accommodate groups, reservations are required. To plan a group visit, please call 215.581.3168 or 215.581.3170. Read more
  • Jane F.
    Jane FerrickNovember 10, 2010
    meant for kids 6 and under. It is more of an indoor play ground than museum.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyOctober 8, 2010
    Please Touch Museum tends to be busier on rainy days. You may want to schedule your visit on fair weather days.
  • Sil
    SilAugust 15, 2010
    Beautiful new location. We parked on the street on Sunday and got here at 11:30am. We used our AAA card and got $1.50 off per person. Still pricey but not as pricey as adventure aquarium. Definitely w
  • Aimee P.
    please touch museum!
  • John K.
    John KnoeppelAugust 6, 2010
    Very overpriced for so little to do. We won't be back. $60 to get in $50 at the gift shop. Kids had fun but we could have done the same thing at the park. Not very educational at all.
  • Andrea T.
    Andrea TaggartAugust 5, 2010
    Enjoy the display cases throughout the museum while the kids play.
  • John C.
    John CulpepperAugust 4, 2010
    Free for Active Duty military until Labor Day.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SherkJuly 29, 2010
    Real little kids may find the Alice in Wonderland area a little scary
  • Adam S.
    Adam SherkJuly 29, 2010
    The new location is excellent
  • Daniela
    DanielaJuly 8, 2016
    Melhor museu para crianças, dá para passar o dia inteiro sem perceber
  • Voodoo P.
    Voodoo ProwlerJanuary 11, 2016
    Una guarderia para niños gigante. Poco educativo
  • Guillermo C.
    Guillermo Corona JazDecember 31, 2015
    Muy divertido para los niños y padres
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