Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Please Touch Museum

Imagine the fun

three stars

88.34

4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131
tel: (215) 581-3181   Web Site
EIN: 23-2109376

Board Leadership
Christine Campbell
Chair

CEO
Patricia Wellenbach
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.34 three stars
  Financial 83.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1976 Please Touch Museum (PTM) has been the children's museum of Philadelphia. Our museum was the first in the nation whose target audience was families with children seven and younger. We have grown into one of the best children's museums in the nation, have become experts in play and have had our programs for under served families in the region nationally recognized. Our mission, to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, enables us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness. PTM prides itself on its scope of community programming and ongoing efforts to assess, design and implement programs that meet the evolving needs of children and families. The museum serves children of all socio-economic backgrounds by educating children and those who nurture their development.

Since 1976 Please Touch Museum (PTM) has been the children's museum of Philadelphia. Our museum was the first in the nation whose target audience was families with children seven and younger. We have grown into one of the best children's museums in the nation, have become experts in play and have had our programs for under served families in the region nationally recognized. Our mission, to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, enables us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness. PTM prides itself on its scope of community programming and ongoing efforts to assess, design and implement programs that meet the evolving needs of children and families. The museum serves children of all socio-economic backgrounds by educating children and those who nurture their development.

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Financial

three stars

83.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.35
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.90
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Please Touch Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Please Touch Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $802,475
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $73,180
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,295,276
Total Contributions $2,170,931
   Program Service Revenue $5,617,977
Total Primary Revenue $7,788,908
   Other Revenue $525,735
TOTAL REVENUE $8,314,643
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,354,100
   Administrative Expenses $1,202,157
   Fundraising Expenses $517,355
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,073,612
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-758,969
   
Net Assets $33,747,430

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$263,173 2.90% Patricia D. Wellenbach President & CEO

Mission

Since 1976 Please Touch Museum (PTM) has been the children's museum of Philadelphia. Our museum was the first in the nation whose target audience was families with children seven and younger. We have grown into one of the best children's museums in the nation, have become experts in play and have had our programs for under served families in the region nationally recognized. Our mission, to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, enables us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness. PTM prides itself on its scope of community programming and ongoing efforts to assess, design and implement programs that meet the evolving needs of children and families. The museum serves children of all socio-economic backgrounds by educating children and those who nurture their development.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Please Touch Museum (PA) 88.34 three stars
The Strong National Museum of Play (NY) 87.92 three stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 89.64 three stars
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (FL) 88.81 three stars
The Children's Museum of Cleveland (OH) 86.54 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131
tel: (215) 581-3181
fax: (215) 581-3183
EIN: 23-2109376

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Board Leadership

Christine Campbell
Chair

CEO

Patricia Wellenbach
President, CEO