Individual Giving

Change a child’s life today

Today, science confirms what has been the central tenet of Please Touch Museum’s mission since its founding 40 years ago: play supports brain development. Through play, children learn about and interact with their world and gain the mental, physical, and social skills necessary to succeed in their adult lives. Your gift to the Annual Fund helps to support museum programs and experiences, and ensures that millions of children continue to benefit from an organization that has been a leader in its field for four decades.

> Support the Annual Fund

Introducing the CAPP fund

Communities At Purposeful Play (CAPP) is Please Touch Museum’s Access Program offering free or deeply discounted admission to over 65,000 low-income children, families, and school-children each year. Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Philadelphians, and more than one in three of the city’s children, live in poverty. Central to Please Touch Museum’s mission is a special investment in the children of Philadelphia and particularly the Parkside community where Memorial Hall is located and where 46% of children live below the poverty line. Your gift to the CAPP Fund helps to support this mission driven program.

> Support the CAPP Fund

Tribute gifts

A tribute gift is the perfect way to honor a loved one.

> Make a gift in honor or memory of someone you love today


Donating appreciated stocks and securities can save on taxes and increase the impact of your giving. Call 215-581-3164 or email for additional information.

Matching gifts

You can double or triple the amount of your gift! Many companies offer varying levels of corporate matches for their employees’ philanthropic donations. Each company has its own gift matching guidelines for employees, spouses, retirees, and widows or widowers. Check with your employer today to see if your company has a matching gift program! The procedures are simple:

  • Request a Matching Gift Form from your company
  • Complete and submit the form to Please Touch Museum along with your gift
  • Please Touch Museum will verify the completed form and return it to your company
  • Your company issues the matching gift contribution to Please Touch Museum

Additional ways to give

By Mail:
Make check payable to: Please Touch Museum
Development Office
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Phone or email:
Call 215-581-3195 (during regular business hours) or email

United Way: You can help support our community outreach by designating your gift to Please Touch Museum (agency code #1134).

AmazonSmile: Make your Amazon purchases through, designating Please Touch Museum as your charitable organization, and Amazon will donate a portion of each purchase to the museum.

Please Touch Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 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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