The Please Touch Museum offers a hands-on environment in which, as is their motto, “learning is child’s play.” The museum aims to enrich the lives of children from all over the country by creating learning opportunities through play.
Located in the Memorial Hall, a National Historic Landmark built in 1876, the Please Touch Museum works to bring together the past, present and future through six interactive exhibit zones across 157,000 square feet, including four areas specifically designed for children 3 and younger. This award-winning children’s museum is fun-filled, totally hands-on, and so delightful that adults are entertained, too.
Each nook and cranny has a different theme — from the fantastic to the practical. Enjoy visiting Alice in Wonderland, or take the wheel of a real bus or sail a boat on a mini-Delaware River. Launch your own rocket, or shop in your neighborhood Shop Rite. At The Please Touch Museum children get to try grown up activities in a safe and friendly environment. Please Touch Playhouse also features daily performances which are both original and interactive.
Posted: August 3, 2017
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
(formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Members and children under age 1: Free
Adults and children 1 and older: $19
Carousel Rides: $3
First Wednesday nights of each month, 4 to 7 p.m.: only: $2
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Monsey: 2 hours, 10 minutes