PTM in the Classroom

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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 portableplay@pleasetouchmuseum.org

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
Email: info@pleasetouchmuseum.org

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