Curious George at the Please Touch Museum

The long: Playful, colorful, English-and-Spanish homage to writer Magret and illustrator H.A. Rey's inquisitive primate and The Man with The Yellow Hat feels like a permanent installation at the Please Touch. Sadly, George skips town in September.

The short: Good little monkeys are always very curious.

The demo: Best for ages 3 to 7.

The layout: Main floor, beyond the Wanamaker monorail, an inflated George hangs over a quaint village with interactive sites: a cottage, apartment, park, produce stand, rocket-slash-slide, mini golf, drafting table, and construction.

The star: Plastic yellow slide with padding at the bottom.

The meet-and-greets: Check Please Touch's online calendar for visits from the big, fleece guy. Weekends, mostly.

Moment to yourself: Are you ever really alone? Take a second to appreciate the painting of a Paris park H.A. Rey made at age 8. It's just outside the exhibit entrance.

The basics: Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; $17, free under age 1; 215-581-3181,

Lauren McCutcheon is responsible for the 4-year-old who hogged Curious George's construction site wheel for most of Saturday morning.