2/10  Please Touch Museum

Another child-shaped innovation for Philadelphia, the Please Touch Museum, was the first US museum entirely dedicated to families and kids age seven and under. Launched as a pilot project in 1979, this legend can now lay claim to, ‘building brains and fuelling a love of learning’, for quite a few generations and it’s as intriguing and playful as ever.

Check the calendar for performances, reading in the Story Castle, holiday events and visiting exhibitions. But even the permanent collection’s a master mix of the curious, clever, inventive and fun: kids will be awe-struck by Lady Liberty’s life-size hand and arm constructed out of toys; the restored 1908 carousel is always a big draw; dress-up is almost a rule; wannabe scientists get to experiment with everything from rockets to rivers; and nobody wants to leave before they’ve driven the SEPTA bus, once or twice.

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