Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum The Children's Museum of Philadelphia.
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12/30/2023

What. A. Year! ๐ŸŽŠ

2023 was one for the books, filled with new memories, lots of love, adventures and learning.

Thanks for spending it with us, and we can't wait until you see what 2024 has in store!

Please note that we are SOLD OUT for 12/31's Countdown to 2024 event, and we will be closed on 1/1 and 1/2, reopening on 1/3 for regular hours. Happy New Year!

๐ŸŽ‰ Last call to grab your tickets for Countdown to 2024!  ๐ŸŽ‰ Time is ticking, and we don't want you to miss the spectacula...
12/28/2023

๐ŸŽ‰ Last call to grab your tickets for Countdown to 2024! ๐ŸŽ‰ Time is ticking, and we don't want you to miss the spectacular New Year's celebration at Please Touch Museum. โ 
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Join us for one of two timed sessions, featuring lively performances, special appearances from Squiggles, confetti, and more โ€” all leading up to the iconic ball drop in Hamilton Hall! โ 
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Secure your timed spot before they sell out:โ 
https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/visit/signature-events/countdown2noon/

We've got your last minute holiday gifts covered! Now through 12/26, gift memberships to Please Touch Museum are $10 off...
12/21/2023

We've got your last minute holiday gifts covered! Now through 12/26, gift memberships to Please Touch Museum are $10 off using the promo code GIFT10.
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Gift memberships include FREE Please Touch Museum admission for 3+ guests for a whole year, and come with a PDF certificate you can print and wrap for the gift recipient. ๐ŸŽ

Learn more and purchase yours at https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/join-renew/gift-memberships/

Join us in celebrating Kwanzaa on Friday, Dec. 29 with chef demonstrations, a candlemaking activity, and an interactive ...
12/20/2023

Join us in celebrating Kwanzaa on Friday, Dec. 29 with chef demonstrations, a candlemaking activity, and an interactive performance by Queen Nur featuring stories, songs, drumming, and dance!

View the full schedule at https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/calendar/2023-12-29/

Unwrap the joy of learning with our Gift Guide! ๐ŸŽThis holiday season, give the gift of discovery and growth to your litt...
12/18/2023

Unwrap the joy of learning with our Gift Guide! ๐ŸŽ

This holiday season, give the gift of discovery and growth to your little ones. From imaginative play to hands-on exploration, our carefully curated selection nurtures cognitive, physical, and emotional development. Dive into the world of play and make memories that last a lifetime.

Shop now to explore the perfect presents for the whole family: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/site-news/2023-holiday-gift-guide-10-toys-for-young-children/

There is so much to do in the Big Pond!โ โ ๐Ÿ Go on a scavenger hunt to identify animals that lived alongside the dinosaurs...
12/17/2023

There is so much to do in the Big Pond!โ 
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๐Ÿ Go on a scavenger hunt to identify animals that lived alongside the dinosaurs from various animal families.โ 
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๐ŸŒณ Crawl through a tree trunk, test your balance on a fallen tree and relax on a log bench.โ 
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๐ŸŸ Cook a Pteranodon family feast of fish over a campfire.โ 
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Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit is here until December 31. To reserve your tickets, click here: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/learn/exhibits/all/dinosaur-train/

Imagine a year filled with interactive exhibits, exciting workshops, and endless exploration. ๐Ÿš€โ   Gift passes and gift m...
12/16/2023

Imagine a year filled with interactive exhibits, exciting workshops, and endless exploration. ๐Ÿš€โ  Gift passes and gift memberships are the perfect gifts for the curious kids in your life! โ 
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Perks of a yearlong family membership include:โ 
๐ŸŒŸFree general admission for 12 monthsโ 
๐ŸŒŸFree parkingโ 
๐ŸŒŸ10% discounts at the cafรฉโ 
๐ŸŒŸInvitations to exhibit previewsโ 
๐ŸŒŸFree carousel ridesโ 
โ .and more! Purchase your gift memberships here: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/join-renew/

It's Christmas time in the city ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽ„โ โ Join us on Saturday, Dec. 16 for musical performances by Teen Voices of the City Ens...
12/13/2023

It's Christmas time in the city ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽ„โ 
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Join us on Saturday, Dec. 16 for musical performances by Teen Voices of the City Ensemble, Christmas storytimes, and winter art activities!โ 
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Reserve your tickets here: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/visit/online-reservations/

12/11/2023

Drumroll, please ... ๐Ÿฅ Get ready to ring in the New Year with activities, performances, and confetti โ€” all before nap time! โ 
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Please Touch Museum's signature New Year's Eve event is double the fun this year, with two timed sessions to choose from, both ending with our iconic New Year's Eve ball drop! We'll also be livestreaming the ball drop on the Museum's lower level for guests who want to enjoy a quieter countdown experience.โ 
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Tickets are available below. We can't wait to celebrate! ๐ŸŽ‰โ 

https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/visit/signature-events/countdown2noon/

Don't miss this tale of courage, cleverness and the spirit of the season. ๐Ÿ•ŽJoin us today for a sing-a-long performance o...
12/10/2023

Don't miss this tale of courage, cleverness and the spirit of the season. ๐Ÿ•Ž

Join us today for a sing-a-long performance of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. Immerse yourself in Hershel's journey as he outwits the mischievous goblins and restores the light of Hanukkah. Secure your tickets here: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/visit/signature-events/

We can't think of a sweeter way to start the day! โ˜•๏ธโ Members, join us for complimentary cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate...
12/09/2023

We can't think of a sweeter way to start the day! โ˜•๏ธโ 

Members, join us for complimentary cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate bar tomorrow from 9-10:45am. Want to join in on the fun? Visit the link to learn more about becoming a member: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/join-renew/

12/06/2023

Imagination and exploration are the gifts that keep on giving! ๐ŸŽโ 
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Unwrap new memories this holiday season with a single-day gift pass or a yearlong membership to Please Touch Museum. A family membership includes a year of free admission, free parking and carousel rides, plus unlimited hands-on learning!
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Click here to make this holiday one to remember: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/join-renew/gift-memberships/

At the Junior Conductor Academy, train to be a Dinosaur Train engineer!๐Ÿฆด Compare the size of your femur with that of an ...
12/04/2023

At the Junior Conductor Academy, train to be a Dinosaur Train engineer!

๐Ÿฆด Compare the size of your femur with that of an Apatosaurus!

๐ŸŒฟ Feed three different dinosaurs based on their three different diets

๐Ÿฆ• Press fossil stones into clay, revealing footprint impressions, then try to identify the dinosaur by using the visual key.

โ€ฆand more!

For more information on Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit, click here: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/visit/online-reservations/

The cold never bothered us, anyway! โ„๏ธโ โ Join us today for our Winter Kick-Off and embrace the most wonderful time of the...
12/02/2023

The cold never bothered us, anyway! โ„๏ธโ 
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Join us today for our Winter Kick-Off and embrace the most wonderful time of the year. โ 
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๐Ÿฉฐ Enjoy a performance by the โ 
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๐ŸŽถ Sing along to your favorite songs from Frozen โ 
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๐ŸŽจ Create fun winter crafts and so much more! โ 
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To join in on the fun, visit our website.

Tickets for Countdown to New Year's are on sale now! ๐ŸŽ‰โ โ Join us for our annual kid-friendly New Year's Eve event, featur...
12/01/2023

Tickets for Countdown to New Year's are on sale now! ๐ŸŽ‰โ 
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Join us for our annual kid-friendly New Year's Eve event, featuring performances, activities, and the traditional ball drop with confetti in Hamilton Hall โ€” all before naptime!โ 
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This year we are offering TWO timed sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Learn more and reserve your tickets here: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/visit/signature-events/countdown2noon/

Mark your calendars โ€” our biggest membership sale of the year kicks off next Friday, 11/24! โ โ Starting Black Friday, get...
11/18/2023

Mark your calendars โ€” our biggest membership sale of the year kicks off next Friday, 11/24! โ 
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Starting Black Friday, get $25 off a yearlong Museum membership with the code SQUIGGLES25. This code will be valid from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, 11/24 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 11/27, and can be used for all membership levels, including gift memberships.โ 
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A Museum membership includes free admission for 3-8 guests every time you visit, plus free parking in our gated lot, unlimited carousel rides, and more. Learn about membership perks at https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/join-renew/

Happy World Kindness Day! ๐ŸŒˆโœจ Today, we're sharing a heartwarming performance recently captured in our Carousel House. Wa...
11/13/2023

Happy World Kindness Day! ๐ŸŒˆโœจ Today, we're sharing a heartwarming performance recently captured in our Carousel House. Watch as Quey Percussion Duo spreads the magic of music and friendship in their rendition of "You've Got a Friend In Me" from Toy Story! ๐ŸŽถ

Tag a friend who makes your world brighter and spread the love!

"You've Got a Friend in Me"Randy Newman/arr. Alex StopaPerformed by Quey Percussion DuoReleased in 1995, the Pixar film Toy Story is set in a world where toy...

November is just around the corner, and we have lots of fall fun planned!โ โ Join us for artmaking and a special storytime...
10/27/2023

November is just around the corner, and we have lots of fall fun planned!โ 
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Join us for artmaking and a special storytime on First Wednesday, live reptiles and a meet-and-greet with Buddy the Dinosaur on Dino Day, performances written by Philadelphia youth at Saturplay, and more!โ 
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For a full list of upcoming events, visit https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/visit/signature-events/

10/25/2023

Happy ! ๐ŸŽจโœจโ 
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Embrace your inner artist in our pop-up programming and Creative Arts Studio. This studio is a haven for young artists to explore, learn, and craft their imagination into masterpieces. Art workshops are held daily at 1, 2 & 3 p.m. Sign up on the sheet outside the studio to reserve your spot! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

Today, Please Touch Museum had the honor of hosting 100 students from Philly's elementary schools, who posed questions t...
10/18/2023

Today, Please Touch Museum had the honor of hosting 100 students from Philly's elementary schools, who posed questions to the nominees for the 100th Mayor of Philadelphia as part of our Childrenโ€™s Mayoral Conversation. โ 
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Special thanks to 6abc's Tamala Edwards for moderating this conversation, and to the students at Inquiry Charter School, McMichael Elementary School, and St. Rose of Lima School for representing the voice of Philadelphiaโ€™s children to the Mayoral candidates.โ 
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Watch a recording of the Childrenโ€™s Mayoral Conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/live/EIClYPy4Ye8?feature=shared&t=418

Tune in tomorrow as Please Touch Museum livestreams a conversation between local elementary school students and candidat...
10/16/2023

Tune in tomorrow as Please Touch Museum livestreams a conversation between local elementary school students and candidates running to be the 100th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia! Moderated by 6abc's Tamala Edwards, the Childrenโ€™s Mayoral Conversation will focus on the issues most important to the children of Philadelphia.โ 
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Can't watch tomorrow? A recording will be available after the event. Read more about the Conversation and Please Touch Museum's work to inspire civic engagement in young people here:
https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/site-news/please-touch-museum-hosts-childrens-mayoral-conversation/

This event is part of the Lenfest Institute's Every Voice, Every Vote initiative.

10/11/2023

Today is ! In Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit, visitors can hunt for fossils, make clay imprints to examine dinosaur footprints, and more. ๐Ÿฆ•โ  Take a look at the exhibitโ€™s Dig Pit with PTM Group Sales Manager Aaron, who is also an educator and paleontologist.
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Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit is on view at the Museum through December 31! To reserve your tickets, visit https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/learn/exhibits/all/dinosaur-train/

Gourd news! The plants and veggies in the Please Touch Garden are ready to be harvested as the fall season begins. So fa...
10/06/2023

Gourd news! The plants and veggies in the Please Touch Garden are ready to be harvested as the fall season begins. So far, we've found two giant zucchini! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑโ 
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Thanks to PTM Plays Outside donors, we hosted STEM programs in our Please Touch Garden this summer, educating visitors on pollinators, life cycles, nutrition, and weather. ๐ŸŒป ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ

Notice anything about these two photos? ๐ŸŽ They're both of visitor Aya โ€” visiting the Museum in 2019 & again in 2023! โœจ
10/04/2023

Notice anything about these two photos? ๐ŸŽ 

They're both of visitor Aya โ€” visiting the Museum in 2019 & again in 2023! โœจ

Get ready for a festive fall at Please Touch Museum! ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽƒโœจโ โ From our Museum Birthday Bash with GIANT to Pumpkinpalooza and...
09/29/2023

Get ready for a festive fall at Please Touch Museum! ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽƒโœจโ 
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From our Museum Birthday Bash with GIANT to Pumpkinpalooza and more, we've got your family-friendly October covered. ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธโ 
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To see all upcoming events, visit https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/visit/signature-events/

All aboard! Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit allows visitors to travel back in time to the Age of the Dinosaurs โ€“ f...
09/18/2023

All aboard! Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit allows visitors to travel back in time to the Age of the Dinosaurs โ€“ from 250 million to 65 million years ago. In Dinosaur Train, visitors can:

โฐ Turn the Time Travel Dial to start your journey on the Dinosaur Train at the Train Station

๐Ÿš‚ Pretend to be a Dinosaur Train engineer!

๐Ÿš Explore, dig and make discoveries using brushes to reveal fossils along the perimeter of the beach in the Big Pond

๐Ÿฆ– Dress up and pretend to be a member of the Pteranodon family in the Nest
..and more! To learn more about this exhibit, visit https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/learn/exhibits/all/dinosaur-train/

Unleash your inner explorer at Please Touch Museum! ๐ŸŒŸ Embark on prehistoric adventures with "Dinosaur Train: The Traveli...
09/13/2023

Unleash your inner explorer at Please Touch Museum! ๐ŸŒŸ Embark on prehistoric adventures with "Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit" this Fall, explore the beauty and culture of India with "Namaste India" in Winter 2024, and discover the secret lives of animals with "Wild Kratts Creature Power!" in Summer 2024. ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿ† โ 
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As a Museum member, you can explore all of these temporary exhibits and more by enjoying FREE general admission for a whole year, free parking, free carousel rides, and more. ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ”โ 
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Want to become a member? Visit
https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/join-renew/ for all the details.

Please be sure to read the below information carefully when registering: Please Touch Museum has reviewed every aspect of our operation to welcome members, visitors and staff back to the Museum.

Please Touch Museum will be closed on Labor Day, September 4, and from September 5-7 for our staff retreat. We will reop...
09/03/2023

Please Touch Museum will be closed on Labor Day, September 4, and from September 5-7 for our staff retreat. We will reopen to visitors on Friday, September 8, and look forward to seeing you then! โ˜€๏ธ

Celebrate your special day in an unforgettable way. ๐Ÿ’โœจWhether you're saying 'I do' or celebrating another special occasi...
09/01/2023

Celebrate your special day in an unforgettable way. ๐Ÿ’โœจ

Whether you're saying 'I do' or celebrating another special occasion, our South Foyer offers a grand entrance for your ceremony and pre-function space, while Hamilton Hall will leave you in awe during your reception! Plus, make your wedding photos stand out by taking them throughout your favorite exhibits. โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒŒ

Check https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/event-rentals/weddings-and-special-occasions/ for more details. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ”—

Last call to step up to the plate and experience Big League Fun!  Dive into the science and math involved in baseball, i...
08/30/2023

Last call to step up to the plate and experience Big League Fun! Dive into the science and math involved in baseball, including training simulations, sports trivia, dress-up, and more. Be sure to visit before the final inning on Sunday, September 3! โšพ๏ธ๐Ÿฟ

Don't miss out on this exhibit โ€” reserve your tickets at https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/learn/exhibits/all/big-league-fun/

๐Ÿ“ธ Whykeisha, Ryoma, Amanda, & Stephanie

Fall into fun this September! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚Visit Big League Fun before it closes, join our Toddler Subscription Series, celebrate H...
08/28/2023

Fall into fun this September! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

Visit Big League Fun before it closes, join our Toddler Subscription Series, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with art, and more! Plus, join us at the end of the month and welcome our new temporary exhibit โ€” Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit โ€” with special programming in our Makerspace Studio, Tot Spot, and Strolling Science Lab.

For a list of daily programming, visit https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/calendar/

Take a stroll down the rabbit hole to our Alice in Wonderland exhibit, where you'll become "curiouser and curiouser!"๐Ÿ“ธ B...
08/25/2023

Take a stroll down the rabbit hole to our Alice in Wonderland exhibit, where you'll become "curiouser and curiouser!"

๐Ÿ“ธ By visitors lifewith2setsoftwins, Maria, Brittany, and Emiliia!

Climb aboard the Dinosaur Train at Please Touch Museum this fall! Weโ€™re just one month away from the opening of Dinosaur...
08/22/2023

Climb aboard the Dinosaur Train at Please Touch Museum this fall! Weโ€™re just one month away from the opening of Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit, based on the hit PBS KIDS series. From Sept. 22 to Dec. 31, families can embark on a time-traveling adventure as they join the showโ€™s star, Buddy, on his quest to learn more about dinosaurs. Explore prehistoric creatures, hunt for fossils, discover dinosaur facts, and more!

Learn more at

Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit is on view at Philadelphiaโ€™s Please Touch Museum in Fall 2023.

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4231 Avenue Of The Republic
Philadelphia, PA
19131

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9am - 4:30pm
Sunday 11am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+12155813181

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Recognized locally and nationally as one of the best childrenโ€™s museums, Please Touch Museumโ€™s mission is to change a childโ€™s life as they discover the power of learning through play.

Admission is $19.95 for adults and children age one and over. Children under one are free. Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


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