On Tuesday we drove into Philadelphia taking Charlotte to the
Apparently lots of parents and grandparents decided to take the little ones there due to having the week between Christmas and New Years off or the kids not having school. When we arrived we knew there would be crowds as all free surrounding parking spaces were filled and only a few spots available in the $8.00 fee parking lot. We managed to find one close to the entrance. (Great! as it was raining when we came out).
The lobby was impressive as we waited in line for tickets. $15.00 each with a 10% AAA discount.
This place was not at all what I expected. As the name includes the word MUSEUM, that is what I expected to find. Lots of scientific and natural objects like rocks, turtle shells, antlers, old things, etc. Not at all. I was a bit disappointed. Please Touch Museum is a series of small play areas involving all sorts of activities.
We found that most of the children were smaller than Charlotte, who is 5. Abby, at two, is more age appropriate. But Charlotte did have a good time.
Tea with the Mad Hatter.
A pose in front of a wavy Looking Glass.
Walking on the Moon
And out in space.
Attempting to pop a nerf rocket through a ring:
Checking out a child size room:
Her favorite area was the super market. She played in it for a spell and then asked to return for another visit before we left.
First trip with no available baskets or shopping carts.
On her second shopping trip, still all carts were in use but she did find a basket.
Note she only buys bread, fruit and veggies. She bypasses the cereal, cookies, ice cream, etc. This was with no prompting from us. As she has lots of allergies, most of her diet is fruit and vegetables. Even prior to diagnosing the allergies, this is the type of food she was given. One note - she is gluten intolerant so the bread would be a no-no unless it is rice bread. Also the milk she "bought" would have to be almond or rice milk. Dairy is off limits too.
Charlotte was very well behaved at the "museum". As her parents take her to various nature centers quite often, I suppose it was okay that Please Touch Museum was not what we expected. We still enjoyed our time with her.
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