Please Touch Museum

Kids practice reading to dogs at the Please Touch Museum.
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Mike Dougherty
December 03, 2019 - 6:08 pm
It's Giving Tuesday, and the Please Touch Museum hopes generosity is contagious. Read more here.
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Kids vote for the best of three toys at the Please Touch Museum on Election Day.
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Mike Dougherty
November 05, 2019 - 2:01 pm
There's a special election Tuesday at the Please Touch Museum designed to teach kids all about the democratic process. The incumbent is in a lot of trouble. The Slinky won last year, but early exit polls showed race cars were running away with it this time.
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Thousands of Muslims from across the Delaware Valley come together for a massive Eid in the Park celebration of faith and community.
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Dan Wing
June 04, 2019 - 12:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands of Muslims from the Philadelphia area gathered near the Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park on Tuesday to close out Ramadan with a massive community Eid al-Fitr, also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast." Eid in the Park happens twice a year, and it...
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March 23, 2019 - 4:01 pm
The Please Touch Museum hosted a special celebration to commemorate the Indian Holiday of Holi. Anweesha Dutta is director of the Nava Nritya Dance Academy. She reflected on why it was important to bring her students to perform at the celebration. "I think that each of us have a responsibility of...
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Children dress up at the "America To Zanzibar" exhibit at the Please Touch Museum.
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Hadas Kuznits
February 01, 2019 - 2:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new exhibit about Muslim culture opens at the Please Touch Museum on Saturday. The traveling exhibit, two years in the making, is called "America To Zanzibar." It was customized for Philadelphia after curators first caught a glimpse of it at the Childrens Museum of...
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Fred Jennings, 67, holds a placard stating "NEED TO WORK" while gathering with area elected officials and furloughed federal workers at a rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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January 15, 2019 - 2:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the government shutdown now in its fourth week, bills are beginning to pile up for many furloughed federal workers. As a way to ease the burden, many local and national companies are displaying a willingness to be flexible, offering payment plans, free admission...
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"Cents and Sensibility" is the newest permanent exhibit at the Please Touch Museum.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 11, 2019 - 1:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Please Touch Museum's first new permanent exhibit in a decade is called "Cents and Sensibility." "Money is a topic that kind of makes people squeamish sometimes," museum CEO Patricia Wellenbach said. Wellenbach says she hopes the exhibit sparks conversations about...
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Mascots
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Hadas Kuznits
November 09, 2018 - 4:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There are many new mascots in Philadelphia, from Gritty to Squiggles, to now Wingston. But why are they all either male-oriented or gender neutral? Why are so few mascots female? When you think of Philadelphia mascots you probably don't first think about the...
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A young museum-goer gets ready to cast his ballot for his favorite toy at the Please Touch Museum.
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Antionette Lee
November 06, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Adults weren't the only one voting on Election Day. Dozens of kids also got a piece of the democratic action at the Please Touch Museum — by casting their ballots for their favorite toy candidates. The three candidates were Slinky, Thomas the Tank Engine and...
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The Please Touch Museum has introduced its new mascot, a purple, fuzzy, wide-eyed creature named Squiggles.
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Hadas Kuznits
October 11, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ahead of Family Festival: OutFest on Saturday, the Please Touch Museum is encouraging museum-goers to meet Philadelphia's other mascot — no, not Gritty; the city's other new mascot, Squiggles. And museum CEO Patricia Wellenbach noted that Squiggles, a purplish, fuzzy...
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