Our urgent resiliency campaign is underway.
The doors to our magical world are open and there’s important work to be done on behalf of the young children we serve. Help us continue the mission – and magic – of Please Touch Museum!
Join us in Creating the Future of Play.
For generations, children have walked through the doors of Please Touch Museum and into a magical world where they discover the joy of learning through play.
Our doors are open after being closed for over a year due to COVID-19. Our vision of a world where all children are creative, compassionate, confident, and curious, endures. Our commitment to serving children and families persists. And our belief that play is the most important work of childhood prevails. But to ensure this future of Please Touch Museum, we need your help.
We’ve been busy.
We’re proud to announce we have passed the $3 million milestone towards our $5 million Creating the Future of Play Campaign! We still have work to do to raise funds lost due to our closure. Incredible promise often emerges from the greatest of challenges – we are creating new, immersive ways for children to learn through play. Please join us by making a contribution to the Future of Play today!
New Market Exhibit
A complete reimagining of the much-loved Market experience, funded through a $1.2M leadership gift by The GIANT Company and scheduled to open in October 2021. LEARN MORE
Summer Discovery Backpacks
Over 1,000 backpacks were assembled and distributed to children ages 4-8 living in West Philadelphia’s Parkside neighborhood – filled with educational activities to promote social-emotional learning during summer 2020.
Centennial Innovations Exhibit
A brand new gallery focused on innovation inspired by the 1876 World’s Fair, funded by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, and ready for visitors when we reopen. LEARN MORE
Make a gift.
We ask you to make a gift today by clicking the DONATE NOW button below. It is your generosity that will ensure the mission and magic of Please Touch Museum continues forever.