Museum Spotlight: Please Touch Museum

ptmlpMuseum: Please Touch Museum

Founded: October 2, 1976

Mission: To enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play.

Known For: Life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty’s torch made of toys, a sawed-off Septa bus, the historic Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel

Popular Programs: Monster Mash, Storybook Ball, Countdown to Noon

Notable Staff:  Stacey Swigart, who is in charge of one of the largest toy collections you’ll ever see

Memorable Moment: In 2008, Please Touch Museum moved from its longtime home in Center City to Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park

Future Plans: PTM continues celebrating it’s 5th birthday at Memorial Hall with a grown-ups only party on Wednesday, May 14

Philly EMP Pro Tip: Visit on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday at 2PM for the Grown Up Centennial Tour led by an expert on the history of Memorial Hall and the 1876 Centennial!


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