This Philadelphia museum persuades youngsters to grow and develop by engaging them in educational recreation that helps to foster basic life skills. These unique activities cover essential developmental topics such as cooperation, compromise, relationships and negotiation, in addition to helping the children discover new interests.
The Please Touch Museum believes that play is a vital outlet for developing minds, and offers structured, process-driven ways for its young guests to further creativity and problem-solving skills
Some of the Please Touch Museum’s featured exhibits:
This city planning-themed exhibit helps children to develop an understanding of architecture and form an initial concept of what makes up a neighborhood. Highlights include the ShopRite Supermarket and the set/props from the popular local children’s television show Captain Noah & His Magical Ark.
This highway-themed exhibit allows children to explore the concept of driving and road travel, taking the notion of transportation and deconstructing it into experiences that involve engineering, design and role-playing.
Liberty Arm & Torch Exhibit
This exhibit features an impressive 40-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty’s arm and torch fashioned completely out of games, toys and various found objects complied by local artist Leo Sewell. This visually stunning piece of art provides a great way to teach children about American history.
Visit http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org for more information
Tel: (215) 581-3181
Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Hours Of Operation
Open 7 days per week
Monday – Saturday: 9am–5pm
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day