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Five Must-See Museums In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a veritable treasure trove of museums, with a seemingly endless supply of galleries, special exhibits, historic buildings and conservatories to explore.

03/28/2015

("Imagination Playground," at the Please Touch Museum.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Please Touch Museum’s Latest Play Area Sports Super-Size Building Blocks

Museum curator Stacey Swigart says “Imagination Playground” gets its name from the giant foam-block play system developed by architect David Rockwell.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(A child tries her hand at Chinese calligraphy at the Please Touch Museum, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Please Touch Museum Again Brings Lunar New Year Festivities To The Younger Set

Families at the museum are celebrating the start of the “Year of the Goat” on the Chinese calendar with a variety of themed activities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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Health Officials Warn Of Possible Measles Exposure In Delaware And Philadelphia Counties

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is advising the public about a potential exposure to a case of measles in Delaware and Philadelphia counties.

12/31/2014

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Hear Philly: See All Of Philly’s Top Sites, Holiday Attractions In A PHLASH

Designed as a continuous loop, Philly PHLASH allows riders to hop on and off at 20 stops, either right in front of or within steps of the city’s most popular sites.

12/15/2014

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Please Touch Museum

Hess is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hess Toy Truck with a first-ever Mobile Museum visiting Please Touch Museum on November 22 and 23!

11/18/2014

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Mother, 2 Children Confronted By Man Outside Children’s Museum

The mother, who asked we conceal her identity, told CBS 3’s Walt Hunter she was reading to her six-year-old daughter and four-year-old son on the Museum steps, only a few feet from the front door, when the man suddenly approached, began screaming and waving his hands, demanding money.

08/15/2014

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Hear Philly: The Porch at 30th Street Station Is Your Hot Spot In June

The weather is heating up and so is the fun at The Porch at 30th Street Station. Dan Majka has the scoop on what’s hot… and cool in June.

05/22/2014

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Hear Philly: Food, Music & More At The Porch In May

Currently in its third year of programming, The Porch at 30th Street offers great food, fitness and lots of free fun.

04/30/2014

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Hear Philly: An Awesome April At The Porch At 30th Street Station 

Coined as Philadelphia’s next great public space, The Porch at 30th Street Station offers an assortment of events that are free for everyone and accessible to anyone.

03/31/2014

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Kidcasting from the Storybook Ball at the Please Touch Museum

Children had the opportunity to be a KYW News Anchor at the Storybook Ball at the Please Touch Museum  on March  15th, 2014.    

03/25/2014

(The rotunda of the Please Touch Museum, in Fairmount Park, which hosts a noontime New Year's Eve celebration.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Philadelphia’s Top Attractions For Kids

If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do with your children, Philadelphia offers plenty of options. There are a number of options that offer hands-on experiences and lots of opportunities to learn something about the city and its history.

03/12/2014

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In Fairmout Park, New Year ‘Countdown To Noon’ For The Young At Heart

The Countdown to Noon was accompanied by cheers as hundreds of parents and children crowded under the dome to watch the Please Touch Museum’s version of the ball drop.

12/31/2013

The Please Touch Museum celebrated their three-millionth visitor Wednesday. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Please Touch Museum Celebrates Huge Milestone

The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia celebrated their three-millionth visitor on Wednesday.

11/27/2013

(Inside each "voting booth" at the Please Touch Museum was a "ballot box" and "ballots" to allow children to vote for their favorite book.  Credit: Justin Udo)

Please Touch Museum Brings Election Day Excitement To Younger Set

Kids at the Please Touch Museum were voting on their favorite book from among those read to them at story time.

11/05/2013

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