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We’re committed to providing experiences in exhibits and programs that are accessible and inclusive for all visitors.

Please Touch Museum strives to provide an exceptional experience for all of our visitors. A majority of the museum is barrier-free, there are only a few less accessible areas due to the historic nature of Memorial Hall. We do our best to give all of our visitors full access to our outstanding experiences and can provide individualized assistance during your visit. Our staff is trained to accommodate the needs of every visitor, so don’t hesitate to ask.

Play Without Boundaries

Please join us for Play Without Boundaries. At this event, the Please Touch Museum is adapted to provide a relaxed environment for individuals with autism, learning differences, and other sensory or communication needs.

Our Accommodations for Play Without Boundaries include:
  • The museum is closed to the general public and has fewer visitors
  • Low-level lighting and a quieter museum experience
  • Tools to enhance your visit, including Social Stories & Quiet Zones
  • Programming with educators who have received autism sensitivity training
  • Community partners with resources for families and individuals with autism
  • Relaxed Performances in the Please Touch Playhouse

Click on the links below to Pre-Register for our next event!

For more information on Play Without Boundaries and how to register email education@pleasetouchmuseum.org

Thank you to our Play Without Boundaries sponsors
Gerry Lenfest Legacy Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, Macy’s, & TD Bank



Please Touch Museum partners with organizations and agencies to make our museum accessible to visitors of every age.

If you are interested in partnering with us for a Play Without Boundaries event, or to learn more about accessibility at Please Touch Museum please contact PWB@pleasetouchmuesum.org.

 See our partners

Designated Therapists and/or Caregivers

One complimentary admission ticket will be issued at the request of the identified care provider or personal care attendant who is aiding a paid visitor or member who requires medical or physical assistance during their visit.

The care provider must request the complimentary ticket at the time of visitor or member admission. This complimentary ticket is available to the caregiver only when accompanying the visitor or member in need during the actual visit.

Museum Accessibility


Designated parking spaces are available in our visitor’s parking lot close to the building.

Service Animals

Service animals are always welcome.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Wheelchairs are available in adult sizes, free of charge, at the Admissions desk on the first floor. An ID will be held until wheelchair is returned at the end of your visit. The entire Museum is accessible, including bathrooms, water fountains and the Carousel. The elevator in Roadside Attractions serves each of the Museum’s two floors. Ramps are located at the front entrance to the Museum and in River Adventures.


Strollers are welcome in the Museum and may be parked in our self-service coatroom. The entire museum is stroller accessible.

Nursing Room

Our Nursing Room is located on the ground floor of the Museum.


Restrooms are located on each floor.

Sensory Resources

Museum guests have access to free Quiet Kits, available at the Admissions desk, and daily Quiet Zone Tents located throughout the museum. To prepare for your visit, please review our sensory guide for more information about the sensory stimuli in our exhibits. A Pre-Trip Story is also available for our temporary exhibit, 
XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness

First Aid

First Aid Kits are available throughout the museum. If you would like access to one, our floor staff can direct you to the closest one. You may also store your medical equipment or medications at the admissions desk at any time during your visit.


Our Mascot Needs a Name!

Vote now to name our mascot, debuting at Please Touch Museum’s Birthday Bash on October 7, 2018!

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