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Our passion is to reimagine play to empower 21st century learners.





Interactive exhibits will stimulate your creativity and imagination


Upcoming Programs

Friendship Weekend
May 28 all-day

Pop Up Holiday Program May 26- 28th
Friendship Weekend 
Meet old friends and make new friends during our extra special weekend all about friendship!

Pop-Up Playcorner: Friendly Competitions Saturday and Monday 9- 10 am

Hamilton Hall, Main Level All ages with adult caregiver Put on your imagination cap and participate in friendly competitions. Play board games and join a relay race while talking about what it means to take turns and engage in competitions.

Program Room: Imaginary Friends
11 am – 3 pm
Temporary Program Room, Lower Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Drop in any time to experiment with materials and process as you create your own imaginary friend’s portrait collage.


Performance: Yuki’s Journey
Saturday 11 – 11:30 am and 1 – 1:30 pm
Sunday 1  – 1:30 pm and 3  – 3:30 pm
Monday 11 – 11:30 am and 1 – 1:30 pm
Please Touch Playhouse, Lower Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Yuki’s best friend has moved all the way to Tokyo! Help Yuki go on a journey through farms, rivers, and forests to get to the city.

1:30 – 2 pm
Wordsworth Cottage, Main Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories featuring favorite friends and classic characters.

End of the Day Music and Movement 
4:15 – 4:45 pm 
Hamilton Hall, Main Level 
All ages with adult caregiver 
Meet us at the Torch to stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end the day with an exploration of rhythm and movement.

Pika Mascot Meet and Greet
May 28 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Pikachu mascot meet and greet

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday

Hello from Japan! exhibit, ground floor

Pikachu mascot meet and greet with coincide with the opening of the temporary exhibition, Hello from Japan, running from May 26-Sept. 3, 2018!

May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Parkopolis, a new exhibition featuring a STEM-focused life-size board game developed by Temple University in collaboration with Please Touch Museum (PTM), will have its grand opening at the Museum on Friday, May 25.

Parkopolis will be open to PTM visitors on select days and times from May 25 through September 3, 2018.

Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mondays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 7 p.m. on First Wednesday’s of the Month.

Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Please Touch Museum visitors to the exhibit will step onto a life-size board game and be met with a variety of fun and colorful learning prompts.

Guided School Tours and Workshops
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided School Tours and Workshops
*Requires pre-registration.

Tuesdays 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am

Please contact Andrea Ridgley at 215-578-5164 or

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am to 3 pm
New Year's Eve: 9 am to 3 pm
Thanksgiving & Christmas Day: CLOSED

Contact Information

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
(formerly North Concourse Drive)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Click here for directions.

Phone: 215-581-3181

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