Play Without Boundaries
For this special, monthly event, the Museum is adapted to provide a relaxed environment for individuals with autism, learning differences, and other sensory or communication needs.
During Play Without Boundaries events, the Museum is closed to the general public for two hours and turns down lighting and sound to provide a quieter experience for families.
The Museum offers tools to enhance your visit including pre-trip Social Stories, Quiet Zones, special theater performances and programming with educators who are trained for autism sensitivity. Community partner resources are also provided.
Thank you to our Play Without Boundaries sponsors:
TD Bank and Macy’s
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designated Therapists and/or Caregivers
Therapists and care providers play important roles in allowing visitors with special needs to fully experience the Museum. We are pleased to offer one (1) complimentary admission ticket at the request of a designated therapist, care provider or personal care attendant who is aiding a paid visitor or member requiring medical or physical assistance during their visit to the Museum. The request for a complimentary admission ticket must be made at the time of the visitor or member admission and is only valid during that single visit.
Service animals are welcome at the Museum, but we do ask that visitors or members call ahead (215-581-3181) to let us know.
Restrooms are located throughout the Museum on both floors. Baby changing stations are available in selected restrooms.
Designated parking spaces are available for those with special physical needs in the Museum Parking Lot, adjacent to Memorial Hall.
Our Nursing Room is located on the lower level between The Market and Cents & Sensibility.
First Aid Kits are available throughout the Museum. If you would like access to one, please ask our floor staff. You may also store medical equipment or medications at the Admissions Desk at any time during your visit.
Strollers are welcome. The entire Museum is stroller accessible. If you would like to park a stroller, you may do so in our self-service coatroom on the Upper Level.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available in adult size, free of charge, at the Admissions Desk. An ID will be held until the wheelchair is returned upon the conclusion of your visit. The entire Museum is accessible via wheelchair, including bathrooms, water fountains and the Carousel. The elevator in Roadside Attractions serves each of the Museum’s two floors and ramps are located at the Museum’s exterior front entrance and in River Adventures.
The Museum provides access to free Quiet Kits, available at the Admissions Desk, and daily Quiet Zone Tents are located throughout the Museum. To prepare for your visit, we encourage guests to review our Sensory Guide for more information about the sensory stimuli in our various exhibits.
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