One of the highlights of my youth was winning 30 minutes run alone at the Please Touch Museum. Well it wasn’t exactly alone. There were other winners, chaperons and employees and it was an inadequately small museum, located in what felt like a Philadelphia Row Home. I also won a Return of the Jedi action figure that day. That was really kinda more memorable.
Flash forward to modern day (we’ll call it 15+ years) and now the Please Touch is located in one of the beautiful Centennial buildings outside of Philadelphia’s Center City. It’s massive. Whomever made that happen needs to congratulated. So much to do, so many memories of the Philadelphia of my youth and things to do with kids. I’m not even sure we made it though the entire museum and we closed the place.
Our kids are two years old and I felt like it was perfect and I think I could say that if the kids were five. We especially enjoyed the water features, rocket launch room and the massive tree house. The kids watched (quietly) a really different kind of puppet show and the room was packed with kids and not a single tear. Pretty spectacular achievement.
The food court was a lot better than I expected with the normal comfort food, but also a nice selection of salads and gourmet sandwiches.
Parking was a cinch as they have a paid lot but also plenty of off-street parking. If we lived closer I’m confident we’d would become members as it’s maybe the best way to spend the day with kids in the Philadelphia area. Check out the Please Touch Museum online for more information and events schedule.