The Please Touch Museum, which emerged debt-free from bankruptcy in March, received grant of $750,000 to be paid over two years from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Philadelphia children's museum said Wednesday.

The Pew money will be used to help expand the museum's reach to children 10 and older by researching and developing ways to integrate digital technology into Please Touch's traditional hands-on learning approach.

In the first phase of research, the museum will use 1,000 square feet of existing exhibit space to pilot new exhibits that incoroporate digital elements, while examining the "motivations and concerns of parents regarding the use of media as part of their children's education and entertainment experiences," Please Touch said.

Longer-term, the museum plans to add an additional 2,000 square feet of space for temporary, seasonal, and permanent thematic exhibits that incorporate technology.

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