Laura Foster

(Please Touch Museum CEO Laura Foster describes the museum's new "Legacy of Play" campaign.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Please Touch Museum Looks To Tap Its Former Child-Visitors as Donors

The Please Touch Museum is targeting potential philanthropists who grew up as museum visitors for its $30-million fundraising campaign.


Railway Play (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Please Touch Museum Debuts New ‘Railway Play’ Exhibit

The Please Touch Museum held the ribbon cutting ceremony for its new exhibit on Tuesday. This new exhibit is being billed as ‘fun for kids and their parents.’


(The new exhibits at the Please Touch Museum include a non-working model of an MRI machine.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia’s ‘Please Touch’ Museum Expands Its Hospital Play Area

“Play normalizes any experience, and it sort of demystifies doctors and hospitals,” a spokeswoman for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia explains.


(The rotunda of the Please Touch Museum, at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.   File photo provided)

“Please Touch” Museum Pins Future On New Fundraising Campaign

The museum’s fundraising fell short by $21 million when the museum reopened at its Fairmount Park location, and contributions have slackened because of the recession.