I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Please Touch Museum

What - Please Touch Museum

Where: Memorial Hall in Fairmont Park
             4231 Avenue of the Republic
              Philadelphia, PA

Who: Everyone especially young children

Our view: The Please Touch Museum is a child's dream. They are not only allowed to touch and play with all the exhibits, they are encouraged to do so. Exhibits include a giant gerbil wheel, a doctor's office, a shoe store, and a section where children can explore the musical sounds of the Rainforest. There are so many exhibits surely every child can find something that interests them. There are exhibits for every age level and ability. There is also a theater where interactive, entertaining and educational shows for children are performed everyday except Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is an art room where children can express their creativity. There are interactive music and dance performances. There is story time in the Story Castle located within the Kids Store. There are character appearances. There is even an old fashioned carousel to ride. If anything, there may be too much too do, and the museum may be a bit overwhelming for very young children. I would recommend going early because there is so much to do, you will definitely need a whole day. Also, please note that while the museum used to be located in the area where many other Philadelphia Museums, such as the Franklin Institute, are located, it is no longer there, and if you look up the address on the internet, sometimes the wrong address comes up. The above address is the correct one.

The Museum is open Monday through Saturday 9-5 and Sundays 11-5.  Adults and Children over 1 are $16.00. Children under 1 are free. Sometimes, you can find discount tickets through one of the group shopping sites, such as, Living Social, which may even include tickets for the carousel ride. Memberships are available for $150.00 per year for a family of up to 4 people. Memberships include discounts in the store, in the cafe, and on birthday parties, as well as discounted admission for member guests. They also includes free admission for 4 to over 200 museums all over the U.S through a recipriocal musem program.

Tune in tomorrow for more about the Please Touch Musem  or go to http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/.