Sometimes, kids just need a place where they can roam free and put their little hands on everything they possibly can. While most museums forbid this, the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia welcomes it and even encourages it! According to the Please Touch Museum website, learning through play is a key component in children’s cognitive, social and physical development.
Ray Radigan, 33, is the Director of Exhibits at the Please Touch Museum. Originally from the suburbs of New York, his interest in Illustration and Exhibit Design has brought him as far west as San Francisco and back east to Philadelphia. Listen as Ray shares how the Please Touch Museum encourages learning through play and also what inspires him most about his job.
Where: Memorial Hall Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
(formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
How much: Prices vary from $15-$18 depending on how long you stay
When: The Please Touch Museum is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Featured Exhibit: The Please Touch Museum is currently featuring “The Fantastic World of Dan Yaccarino.” This exhibit runs from March 11- May 14 and exposes children to visual art and illustration in a kid-friendly way. Dan Yaccarino is a children’s author and illustrator and also the the designer behind Nick Jr.’s hit series The Backyardigans!