Please Touch Museum


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General Information
Description of AgencyPlease Touch Museum''s mission is to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play. We believe young children learn best when they are engaged in playful, hands-on experiences in a social environment that encourages interaction with others; and we dedicate ourselves to ensuring that children, regardless of economic background, race, religion, gender, or disability, have equal access to these experiences. Please Touch Museum''s hands-on approach to education has been validated by the research of experts like Dr. Howard Gardner of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He views a child''s sustained relationship with a museum as "a rich source of engaging projects which can pervade all educational environments, from home to school to workplace."
LocationPhiladelphia
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameLaura Foster
Contact's PositionPresident and CEO
Contact's Phone215-581-3183
Contact's Emaillfoster@pleasetouchmuseum.org
Physical Site Address 1Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park
Physical Site Address 24231 Avenue of the Republic
Physical Site City, State, ZipPhiladelphia, PA 19131
Main Phone215-581-3181
Fax215-581-3183
Emaillfoster@pleasetouchmuseum.org
Web Addresshttp://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org
 
Director Information
Director's NameLaura Foster
Director's PositionPresident and CEO
Director's Phone215-581-3183
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Please Touch Museum
Affiliated Programs: Please Touch Museum - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia
Affiliated Services: Please Touch Museum - Outreach Program
Please Touch Museum - Traveling Trunks Program