Please Touch Museum, American to Zanzibar, 3D exploration of mosque architecture from the Maldives to China. Photo courtesy of Please Touch Museum.
Young children and their families learn about modern and historic Muslim communities in Please Touch Museum’s new featured exhibition America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far. At the museum, visitors can experience immersive 3D environments of Middle Eastern architecture and mosques, view historic artifacts and newly commissioned artwork created by Philadelphia-based Muslim artists, and hear personal stories from local Muslim families. The exhibition is the first project under the museum’s new initiative to address contemporary social issues and represent Philadelphia’s culturally diverse populations.