by Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia’s Fairmont Park celebrated a major milestone on Sunday. The museum celebrated its 40th birthday.READ MORE: Philadelphia Eagles Safety Rodney McLeod Hosts Sneaker Ball Toy Drive
“We started in a tiny little room that held 25 people. Now we’re in this glorious memorial hall, so it’s been quite a journey,” said museum President and CEO Patricia Wellenbach.
Wellenbach says it’s an honor and a privilege to help mold young minds.
“We are the preeminent institution in this city that is dedicated to helping young kids learn through play,” she said.READ MORE: Car Crash In North Philadelphia Leaves Man Dead, Police Say
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney came out Sunday afternoon to help Please Touch celebrate turning the big 4-0.
He says it’s a great place for children.
“This is a way for them to get used to coming to museums, to learning while they’re there, and perhaps loving other museums at they get older,” he said.MORE NEWS: Residents Escape Flames In Levittown, Bucks County House Fire
For the celebration, the museum offered 40% off tickets, a special happy birthday sing along, and special games for kids to play.