Jun 11 2009
I was a little nervous about our trip to the Please Touch Museum. After all, we were going on a Sunday, during Christmas vacation, and we were meeting a friend with her husband and five kids. That meant there would be 13 of us to keep together and happy.
I needn’t have worried.
Located in a beautiful building from the Philadelphia Exposition of 1876, the Please Touch Museum does exactly what its name says: It invites kids to touch and play with anything and everything. (My kids thought this was the best name for a museum and couldn’t wait to go around and touch things there.)
Although there were a lot of people there, the museum is spread out enough that it didn’t seem extremely crowded. My husband and I were both suprised at this. No matter where we went in the museum, the kids could get in on the action with minimal wait times.
The exhibits varied from vehicles to fantasy to water tables to pretending, and the kids loved it all.
The cafe had good food and reasonable prices; it’s also peanut-free and serves a variety of healthier foods. (Our daughter was delighted that they had cereal available since it is one of her favorite snacks.) The only problem we had was that the upstairs seating area was full so we had to wander through the museum with our trays of food until we found a small table and some benches downstairs.
The Please Touch Museum is not cheap, at $15 per person; thankfully, our reciprocal museum membership saved us that cost.
The Please Touch Museum is delightful, one of the best children’s museums we’ve been to.