PTM in the Classroom


We Bring the Play Your Way

Whether it’s in the museum, in your child’s daycare, or even in your home, Please Touch Museum has programs and exhibits that:

  • Unleash the curiosity of active young learners
  • Stimulate children’s eureka moments by turning “Why?” in “Wow!”
  • Provide play-based learning for brain and body that is fun and safe.

Portable Play

Please Touch Museum can come to your classroom, center, library or agency with a trained staff member and play kits designed to promote creative learning for toddlers, pre-K or early-elementary students. Many of the kits are based on the exhibits in our museum.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Construction: Children learn the names of tools and vehicles, look at a real blueprint and practice with building toys and materials.
  • Nutrition: Just how does food get to the grocery store? Children pretend to plant seeds, learn what makes food healthy and even design their own meals.
  • Science: Our Flight Fantasy play kit lets children experiment with balance, coordination and gravity while learning about the physics of flight and the solar system.
  • Nature: Toy boats, color-changing water shakers and puppets are part of learning about precipitation, evaporation and ecosystems.

You can also request a customized play kit. Previous requests include treasure hunting, dinosaurs, and the seasons.

Class size is limited to 25 children per session. The fee is $90 for 30 minutes or $180 for one hour. Assembly-size programs may be available upon request.

Download our Kit Descriptions

Download our Curriculum Guide

Portable Play Application

For more information, call (215) 578.5152 or send an email to

For Teachers

The following materials can help teachers prepare their students for a visit to the Please Touch Museum, reinforce lessons learned once children return to the classroom, or can stand-alone as inspirations for lessons about our world.

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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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