Hawaii Mom Blog: Visit Philadelphia: Please Touch Museum




June 28, 2018

Visit Philadelphia: Please Touch Museum

We love taking the kids to children's museums on our travels, and while in Philadelphia, we visited the Please Touch Museum, which was a stop on the Philadelphia Trolley Works Big Bus Tour.

The mission of Please Touch Museum is to "change a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play."

Although the focus of the museum is for kids ages seven and younger, even older kids will find some of the exhibits engaging and entertaining.

The different galleries throughout Please Touch Museum emphasize creativity, imagination, life skills, and critical thinking.

I thought the Wonderland exhibit was really fun for all ages.  The kids went through a maze, worked their way through optical illusions, and even had tea with the Mad Hatter!

Train lovers will enjoy the Centennial Exploration exhibit, which includes a model of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and a locomotive the kids can hop in!

In Roadside Attractions, the kiddos had fun pretending to drive a bus, trolley, and car, and they dished out treats at a roadside food stand.

Another favorite exhibit was Healthy Me, Healthy Family, Healthy Community, where the kids could dress up and partake in everyday activities in the neighborhood, such as grocery shopping, visiting the doctor, eating at a restaurant, and more!

Through September 3, visitors can enjoy the Hello from Japan! exhibit, in which they can learn about all sorts of aspects of Japanese culture and history.

There's even a working carousel (separate tickets required).
Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel
Whether the kids were constructing buildings in the Imagination Playground, enjoying water play in River Adventures, or launching spacecraft in the Rocket Room, they were not only having fun, but they were also developing skills, such as creative thinking, gross motor, and problem-solving.

Imagination Playground

River Adventures
Rocket Room
Everywhere you turn there is something to explore in this two-floor museum.
Statue of Liberty Torch in Hamilton Hall

If you have little ones, be sure to visit the Please Touch Museum when in Philly!

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

Mahalo to the sponsor for providing complimentary admission for four members of our family. A fifth admission was purchased on my own.

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