Please Touch Museum will be closed for cleaning on Monday, September 11. Please note that we will be open on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.


Directions and Admission Information to get the most out of your visit


Prepare to be entertained and inspired


Interactive exhibits will stimulate your creativity and imagination

Upcoming Programs

Move to the Story
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Move to the Story

Monday – Saturday: 9:30 – 10 am
Sunday, 3 – 3:30 pm
Storyland, Floor 1

Bring your favorite stories to life! Listen to a read aloud and then act out parts of a story together.

Program Room: Found Material Plants and Flowers
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Program Room: Found Material Plants and Flowers

Program Room, Floor 1

Drop in anytime to create works of art inspired by your visit to the Museum! Enjoy the sights and scents of a summer garden with your very own colorful creation. Using a variety of recycled materials, layer, tape, rip, glue and build your own mini garden.

Art activities in our Program Room change each month, so check our calendar to see what projects you can create on your next visit!

Tot Spot: G is for Gardens
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Tot Spot: G is for Gardens

Monday – Saturday: 10 – 10:30am
Sunday: 11:30am – 12pm
Fairytale Garden, Ground Floor

Join in activities, songs, and play specially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. This month, investigate the words, colors, and sounds of a summer garden.

Drop-In and Draw: Glorious Garden Sketches
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Drop-In and Draw: Glorious Garden Sketches

Monday – Thursday, 11am – 12:30pm
Sunday, 2:30 – 4pm
Please Touch Garden
*in case of inclimate weather, this Program will meet at Peter Rabbit’s Garden in Storyland

Drop-in to look closely to see what’s growing in the Please Touch Garden. Then grab a piece of paper and some colored pencils and draw what is blooming in a summer garden.

Featured Events


Step inside your favorite storybooks!



Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
New Year's Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
Thanksgiving & Christmas Day: CLOSED

Contact Information

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
(formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Click here for directions.

Phone: 215-581-3181

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