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How museums are learning from kids

Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia Source: David Karas

It’s a Friday afternoon and the halls of the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia are buzzing with energy and filled with the sounds of children talking and laughing. While some youngsters are in the “Imagination Playground” constructing castles from large foam blocks, others are moving through the expansive “Alice in Wonderland” exhibit, checking out the cars in the “Please Touch Garage,” or exploring a segment of a life-size public transit bus. 

In yet another section of the

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