Dear Diary, As a child, I dreamed of becoming a journalist. I didn’t know what type of reporter I would be when I grew up, but I knew I would be a storyteller. I later narrowed down my profession when I attended a high school journalism workshop. For a summer, I became a radio broadcaster, a newspaper reporter and a television anchor. By experiencing different jobs, I determined which one I would one day hold. I went on to obtain a journalism degree from Michigan State University and spent more than a decade reporting at television stations throughout the U.S. and overseas. I want my daughter to do the same–not become a journalist rather get the chance to try new things, explore careers and pursue passions. One way I encourage her to discover the world around her is by visiting museums. Recently, we headed to the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. The interactive play space offers endless opportunities to explore every occupation from train conductors and ship captains to engineers and astronauts. There’s also an imagination playground, a theater and carousel. The museum is targeted to families with children seven-years-old and younger, so Caitlynn and her cousin enjoyed all of the exhibits and tried out lots of careers. Caitlynn decided to… Be a Bus Driver Be an Explorer Be a Grocer Be a Hostess Be a House Sitter Be a Locksmith Be a Train Conductor Hey DFTM Fam–What do your little ones want to be when they grow up? Have you visited the Please Touch Museum? If so, what was your child’s favorite exhibit? After the museum, we walked around Fairmont Park. Also, we (the moms) loved the FREE street parking available. Location Memorial Hall Fairmont Park, 231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131 (For GPS, use 4231 North Concourse Drive, Philadelphia, PA 1931) Hours of Operation The museum is open seven days a week. Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas days Admission $16 (Children 12 months and younger are free) Contact Phone: 215-581-3181 Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.