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Our Day at the Please Touch Museum! 

by Nellie

SAMSUNG CSCWhen I planned a quick trip to Philadelphia for Independence Day Weekend I knew there were two main things I wanted to do–and none of them involved eating cheesesteaks.

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I wanted to introduce the kids to some of America’s history (after all it was July 4th weekend!) and I wanted to take them to the Please Touch Museum. For years I had heard about this museum–I was curious to see what all the hype about. Besides any museum with a name such as Please touch is guaranteed to keep my kids happy because they can’t seem to keep their hands off things. 🙂

We took a quick Lyft to the museum which was about $10 from our hotel in Center City. As soon as the boys entered they were enamored by the activity toy in the lobby.

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After that we took a stroll into the first area where the boys took turns pretending to drive cars, buses and construction vehicles. For two boys who LOVE anything with wheels on it, they were more than happy in this spot. SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC

But wait there was more! There was a total of six different exhibits in the beautifully designed building. I could see why all my friends said this place was a childhood favorite. SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC

Then there was the water play section! They can’t get enough of the water, even with the museums in NYC!

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The make believe forest:

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We went through each and every part of the museum (some parts twice) but there were two particular exhibits that stood out to me the most. SAMSUNG CSC

I am a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland so I was so excited to visit this exhibit! They had costumes for the kids, mazes, “grass” areas, fun house mirrors and so much more! I really appreciated the attention to detail. It was also fun chasing them around the maze. SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC

Our final exhibit was by far the boys favorite. This one had a lot of real life situations like a grocery store with registers, a hospital with a triage center, and the boys’ favorite a restaurant with tons of food props.  My eldest got great joy out of taking my order, preparing it and delivering it properly. I gave him a tip!SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC

We had lunch at the Please Eat Cafe and headed back to the hotel. We can’t wait to return again!

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*We were provided with complimentary tickets to the Please Touch Museum, no other compensation was recieved*

Have you ever been to the Please Touch Museum? How often do you take the kids to the museum?

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8 comments

CARL WRIGHT August 6, 2015 - 4:53 am

The “Please Touch Museum” is such an amazing concept. I am from Canada, and this is the 1st time I have heard of it, It would have been such a fun, interactive day with the kids. It looked like they were having a blast.
Thanks for sharing! 🙂
~Carl~

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Terri August 6, 2015 - 5:26 am

I’ve never been there but before but sure wouldn’t mind going as an adult. Though I may feel silly as I have no kids

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Janine Huldie August 6, 2015 - 5:51 am

Definitely have try to take my girls if and when we get to Philadelphia and thank you so much for sharing here, Nellie 😉

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Courtney August 6, 2015 - 11:39 am

My 3 would go absolutely bonkers for a day at a Please Touch museum – especially with the water play 🙂

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Kita August 6, 2015 - 1:48 pm

We have something called the Children’s Museum down here in Atlanta but my kids have seem to outgrown it I took them this summer and they were done after 10 minutes lol. Love that your kids had a blast and it’s great to learn some history in a fun way

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Aliah August 6, 2015 - 5:11 pm

What handsome guys–those smiles, Nellie!!! We loved the Please Touch Museum–it was fun for the whole family. Glad it was a beautiful day for you and yours!

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Tamara August 7, 2015 - 12:41 pm

“We’re painting the roses red!” (Alice in Wonderland song) Well you probably know we’re huge fans after Scarlet’s big Alice party.
Please touch. I love this concept! I want to go!

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Leslie August 14, 2015 - 3:41 pm

What a great name for a children’s museum! A lot of those exhibits look similar to the children’s museum in Baltimore (we definitely need to get back there), though the Alice in Wonderland exhibit sounds like lots of extra fun. I’ll have to keep the place in mind next time we’re in Philly!

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