Please Touch Museum reopens to public

Please Touch Museum
Photo courtesy of the Please Touch Museum

After being closed for over a year due to COVID-19, the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia opened to members on April 8 and to the public on April 22.

Dedicated to encouraging children’s learning through play, the Please Touch Museum debuts two brand-new exhibits. “Centennial Innovations” is a permanent exhibit that explores magic and invention through interactive activities. The lower level of the museum holds the Albert M. Greenfield Makerspace, where children are encouraged to use a variety of tools to create their own inventions through open-ended creative exploration. Carousel rides are currently included with admission for a limited time.

A few exhibits are closed, including the Market ,which is undergoing a redesign slated to be completed in fall 2021. The Playhouse Theatre, Torch, Monorail and CHOP areas are also temporarily closed.

The museum has extensive COVID-19 precautions in place: All visitors must make ticket reservations online in advance to reduce capacity and ensure social distancing; visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask; exhibits and high touch surfaces are thoroughly cleaned; and hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the exhibitions. Additionally, the museum is closed Mondays through Wednesdays for immersive cleaning.

The Please Touch Museum is located at The Memorial Hall, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131. The museum is open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $19 on Thursdays and Fridays, and $22 on Saturdays and Sundays.


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