Located in the beautiful, woodsy Fairmount Park section of Philadelphia, the brand new home to the Please Touch Museum is actually a historic mainstay in the city. Built for the Centennial International Exposition in 1876, this awe-inspiring building is nothing short of regal. Over the last 134 years, the building has housed a museum school (now University of the Arts), an art museum (now the Philadelphia Museum of Art), a police station and now the Please Touch Museum.
History lessons aside, this building is truly something spectacular to see. We had the opportunity to take our first trip to the Please Touch Museum on Friday as part of a blogger event to celebrate a brand new summer exhibit: ABC Games.
Sponsored by US Airways, “activities for the 10th Annual ABC Games encourage an interest in physical fitness and sportsmanship and build self-confidence. A nature-inspired obstacle course weaves its way through the gallery, while a rock climbing wall provides a challenge and a test of strength for little climbers. A variety of additional play opportunities test kids’ coordination and fine and gross motor skills in a unique festival of physical fun.”
You can check out the ABC Games Exhibit now through June 27, 2010.
Lily Bean enjoying the ABC Games Exhibit:
We had a blast checking out the new exhibit, as well as everything else the museum had to offer. What a creative, exciting, interactive place! Lily Bean and her cousin Ava enjoyed climbing, splashing, exploring and laughing their way through the activities. The staff was SUPERB- everyone we encountered was upbeat, helpful and great with the kids. At 21 months old, I would say that Lily Bean is on the cusp of still being a tad young for some of the areas, but not for long.
Here is a look at our adventures throughout the museum!
We completed our visit with a picture of the girls and one of the Phillie Phanatic statues that can be found throughout the city!