Please Touch Museum
Like many Philadelphia museums that will be reopening, safety restrictions in place, for the first time since the pandemic began, the Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park is ready for play again.
Every exhibit there revolves around a theme — learning through touch. Which presents the museum with a unique challenge: How can it safely reopen while still providing an immersive, hands-on learning experience for kids?
The irony of the situation is not lost on Please Touch’s chief operating officer, Donna Saul Millen.
“Being ‘Please Touch Museum’ in the middle of a pandemic, it certainly raises eyebrows,” she said. “It raises questions.”
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