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Please Touch Museum
August 2013
When my sister and I were kids my parents took us to the Please Touch Museum. During the intervening years (ok, decades) they moved from Center City to Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park and has become even cooler than it was when we were kids. It's not a museum in the traditional sense, it's more of a giant playground for kids that encourages them to play, pretend and learn.

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02 Memorial Hall 03 Memorial Hall 04 Memorial Hall Statue
The Please Touch Museum is now in the beautiful Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park
The Please Touch Museum is now in the beautiful Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park
Memorial Hall is topped by a statue of Columbia holding the laurel branch of glory
05 Lobby 07 Statue of Liberty Torch 08 Sadie on Lilly Pads
The lobby is quite impressive
This replica of the Statue of Liberty torch is made entirely of toys and playthings
Sadie discovers the noisy lily pads
10 Etch-a-Sketch Display 14 Michael, Mom & Sadie on Carousel 16 Mom & Sadie on Carousel
Displays of old toys are throughout the museum
We all rode the carousel
Sadie grabbed the cat on the carousel
20 Sadie with Weights 21 Sadie Climbing Rock Wall 23 Sadie on Rowing Machine
Strongest 3 year old ever
Climbing the rock wall
Sadie was the only kid who managed to ride the rowing machine across the room
25 Sadie with Ball 31 Sadie in Rita's Booth 33 Sadie on Goose
Learning about aerodynamics or possibly just playing with a purple ball
Selling Rita's Water Ice
Just a kid riding a goose
34 Sadie at Tea Party Table 36 Sadie in Shrinking Room 38 Jennifer & Sadie in CHOP
Having a tea party with Alice in Wonderland
The shrinking room in Wonderland
Working on mommy at CHOP
41 Sadie in Shop Rite 45 Mom & Sadie in Shop Rite 49 Mom & Sadie in Caboose
The Shop Rite supermarket is one of the coolest parts of the Please Touch Museum
The Shop Rite supermarket is one of the coolest parts of the Please Touch Museum
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you, Sadie is not touching the ground
50 Memorial Hall Model 52 Slinky Display
A model of Memorial Hall, home of the Please Touch Museum
The history of the Slinky

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