Memorial Hall, West Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, 215/581-3181,
HOURS: Daily 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
COST: $9.95 adult and child, $1 under the age of 1
With a name like Please Touch, it’s obvious that this giant playground is meant to be enjoyed hands-on. Children love to dress up in costume, have tea with Alice and the Mad Hatter, operate flying machines, and drive the SEPTA bus.
Exhibits aim to motivate learning, development, and imaginations, but are also lots of fun.
A long-time favorite for families with children, the museum is better than ever, with new and improved exhibits in its three-times-larger, gorgeous new location in Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.