Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Please Touch Museum

MUSEUM
Please Touch Museum
Nearby Venues
  • Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
  • Mann Center for the Performing Arts
  • Robin Hood Dell East
  • The Caribbean Café
  • Pavillion in the Trees
  • Smith Memorial Arch
  • New Hope
  • Chamounix Equestrian Center
  • Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
  • The Japanese House and Garden (Shofuso)
4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-581-3181
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
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      Rainforest Rhythm
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • Children can play with nature-inspired instruments and embark on a jungle adventure, complete with wild, if inanimate, animals. Learn about the music of nature, and the effects of the latter on the former.
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      Space Station
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • This space-themed exhibit allows kids to build rockets, dress up as astronauts and view a variety of related toys, including a large 'Star Wars' collection.
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      City Capers
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • In 'City Capers,' kids get a realistic peek onto an urban streetscape and discover the people, businesses and neighborhoods that make city life so dynamic.
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      Flight Fantasy
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • In 'Flight Fantasy' kids experiment with balance, speed and coordination as they simulate flying, rowing or playing hopscotch on a cloud.
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      River Adventures
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • Take a journey down the river to explore science, nature and weather in 'River Adventures.'
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      Wonderland
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • Descend down the Rabbit Hole to enter the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland. Alice and the Mad Hatter will guide you through our maze of The Tea Party, Hall of Doors & Mirrors, Pool of Tears and more.
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      Centennial Exploration
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • History comes alive when you step inside Please Touch Museum's bustling 1876 train station, part of 'Centennial Exploration.'
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      Liberty Arm & Torch
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • Specially designed by local artist Leo Sewell, Please Touch Museum honors the Statue of Liberty Arm and Torch that was originally displayed at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition as a fundraiser campaign for the pedestal that now holds the full statue in New York harbor. This special replica stands 40-feet high and is made entirely of discarded playthings.
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      Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • Take a ride on Please Touch Museum's fully refurbished carousel. This iconic carousel, originally located in Woodside Park, Philadelphia, was crafted in 1908 by the Dentzel Carousel Company of Philadelphia, and after more than 40 years in storage, returns to its hometown bringing joy to new generations.