When 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.
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.
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.
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.
Then there was the water play section! They can’t get enough of the water, even with the museums in NYC!
The make believe forest:
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.
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.
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!
We had lunch at the Please Eat Cafe and headed back to the hotel. We can’t wait to return again!
*We were provided with complimentary tickets to the Please Touch Museum, no other compensation was recieved*