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As we head into our second decade in Memorial Hall, we have you to thank for supporting our commitment to remaining open, inclusive, and accessible for all children and families. And, while the first decade was amazing, our plans for the second decade are big, bold and unexpected.
That’s why we’re establishing the Second Decade Fund and asking friends like you to help us ensure our doors remain open to everyone for decades to come.

Please consider making a gift to support our Second Decade.

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How your donation helps

Every dollar makes a difference.


Fund 2 Tot Spot programs where the earliest learners engage in stories, songs and creative play experiences


Fund 2 Rigamajig STEM and Maker Space learning programs


Support Play Without Boundaries which creates safe and welcoming experiences for children with Autism and their families


Fund 3 guided Museum experiences in literacy, STEM or creative and performing arts programs for children in underserved schools


Fund 100 students from underserved community schools in grades pre-K through Grade 1 for a free Museum visit


Fund 3 professional development workshops for up to 90 teachers where they learn techniques to incorporate play-based learning experiences in the classroom


Fund 6 months worth of art supplies for the Creative Arts Studio at PTM


Underwrite, 1 month of performances in the PTM Theater, 36 performances where children get their earliest experience with live theatre


Support 5,000 children and families through the Access program where Museum admission is only $2.00 for families who qualify for federal support and other federally funded programs

Corporations + Foundations

As a leading 21st century children’s museum, Please Touch Museum works every day to create innovative new exhibit and educational experiences. We serve as a resource to families, communities, school districts and educators to assure that all children can develop the intellectual, social and emotional skills needed to compete in the classroom and throughout life.

Corporate Partners provide needed resources to assure Please Touch Museum continues in its mission and assist in supporting:

  • No cost admission for all Philadelphia School District classrooms, pre-K through Grade 1
  • Art Reach Access admission where families who qualify for federal support pay only $2.00
  • First Wednesday when all visitors pay $2.00 admission from 4-7PM
  • Play Without Boundaries, when children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families have no cost access to exhibit and program experiences created to welcome children with unique challenges

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Corporate Partners Program

The Corporate Partners Program provides opportunities for employee engagement and the potential to invest in ongoing exhibits and programming, in addition to other benefits. For more information contact the development office at development@pleasetouchmuseum.org

Thank you

Please Touch Museum acknowledges the following corporations and foundations for their generous support.

List updated quarterly
$25,000 and above
$15,000 to $24,999
$10,000 to $14,999
$7,500 to $9,999
  • HBE Foundation
$5,000 to $7,499
  • Aramark
  • Dilworth Paxson LLP
  • Firstrust Bank
  • FocusMX
  • Fulton Bank
  • Macy’s
  • Pfizer
  • The Phillies
  • ServPro of Eastern Mainline/Bala Cynwyd and Overbook/Wynnefield
  • The Tally Foundation
  • Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation
  • Verizon
$2,500 to $4,999
  • The C. Eugene Ireland Foundation
  • The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
  • Coventry
  • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • EisnerAmper
  • Federal Advocates, Inc.
  • Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • The Lawrence Saunders Fund
  • Studio Institute
  • Tierney
  • Tompkins Insurance
  • Wells Fargo
  • Jenzy
  • Early Childhood Environments
  • Stride Rite


List updated quarterly

Annual report

See how with your continued support, we’re making an impact.

Read our report

Our Mascot Needs a Name!

Vote now to name our mascot, debuting at Please Touch Museum’s Birthday Bash on October 7, 2018!

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