Please Touch Museum
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    Newborn to 7 years

Please Touch Museum

Since 1976 Please Touch Museum (PTM) has been the children’s museum of Philadelphia. Our museum was the first in the nation whose target audience was families with children seven and younger. We have grown into one of the best children’s museums in the nation, have become experts in play and have had our programs for underserved families in the region nationally recognized. Our mission to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, enables us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness.

At Please Touch Museum, we encourage children to play and grow through the myriad of experiences we offer. We know that play provides the foundation for basic life skills such as building relationships, cooperation, negotiation and compromise as well as providing opportunities for children to find out who they are and what they enjoy doing. Play offers an emotional outlet, develops the imagination and creativity, and cultivates problem-solving skills.

With young children playing daily at Please Touch Museum, we see that it is a process-driven way of creating, exploring and investigating the surrounding environment with adults, other children or by themselves. Play is a fun and imaginative way to become familiar with the world we live in.

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Fantastic!

6/28/2010

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"Absolutely wonderful museum. I highly recommend this place. If you have more than one child with you, you'll probably want to bring another adult with you. The kids are very actively involved in everything. We did a day trip here from the Baltimore area, on a Saturday. It was very crowded but we had a great time. The staff keeps the place up very well which is pretty impressive...the kids truly touch EVERYTHING!"