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Interactive exhibits will stimulate your creativity and imagination

Upcoming Events

First Wednesdays
Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Wednesdays

Please Touch Museum celebrates the first Wednesday of every month by offering discounted admission and 2 extra hours of play!

On the first Wednesday of every month, admission is $2/person beginning at 4 PM.  The Museum stays open til 7 PM to allow for 2 extra hours of play for families to enjoy.

Kindergarten Mixer
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to K-Mix!

Kindergarten Mixer, part of Please Touch Museum’s School Readiness Initiative, is a FREE fun-filled evening of play and learning, for families with children starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2016! This after-hours event supports and celebrates the transition into Kindergarten, and features special programming for new students and their grown-ups, including:

  • The chance to meet a Kindergarten teacher
  • Family-friendly entertainment, including a special presentation of “Pinky Prepares for Kindergarten” in the Please Touch Playhouse
  • A special gift for each registered Kindergartener (while supplies last)

The entire museum will be open for this community event, so we invite you to explore all our exhibits and close out the evening with a Kindergarten pep-rally!

Click here to register!

*Advance registration required.

You can also register during business hours by calling 215-581-3181.

Dinosaurs Meet and Greet
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

More info coming soon!

Star Wars Weekend
Aug 20 – Aug 21 all-day



Gather your little yodas, wookies, and storm troopers as we shamelessly geek-out over one of our favorites. More than just a film series, the Star Wars saga has tied generations together through its combination of inter-galactic imagination and classical story-telling. At this special two-day event, we welcome one and all to learn through play Jedi style.

Join other fans to Meet & Greet Star Wars characters, enjoy themed programming and more.

Character Meet & Greets: 12:00 – 2:45 p.m.
The most famous faces in the galaxy have come together at Please Touch Museum! Meet your favorite characters in Hamilton Hall and the Please Touch Playhouse throughout the afternoon.

A few Meet & Greet tips:

Please be sure to have your phone or camera on and charged, with plenty of storage space
Star Wars fans are the best, and there are lots of them! There will likely be lines to meet the characters, and perhaps a line to enter the museum itself. Prepare your best quotes and intergalactic icebreakers, and use the time to get into the spirit with other fans!

Grand Goodbye: 2:45 p.m.
Don’t miss this photo-op with all our Star Wars characters together in Hamilton Hall.

Program Room Activities: ongoing from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Play with different Star Wars toys, Explore Star Wars and Space themed books, view pictures of galaxies and nebulas, and help paint a large model of the Millennium Falcon. Didn’t bring a costume? No problem! Play dress-up with ours to join the fun.

Operate an R2D2 Unit: 12:00 and 2:00 in a Centennial Train room
You won’t need a Jedi mind trick to maneuver our life-sized R2D2 unit by remote control.

End of the Day Dance Party: 4:30 p.m.

Rock out in Hamilton Hall to your favorite Star Wars tunes and radio hits from when the film series first hit theaters in the 1970s.

For our Members!
The force is strong with our members, who can avoid lines at the members-only check-in through the rear of the museum. Click here to learn more about membership and its benefits.



Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 9 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
Email: info@pleasetouchmuseum.org

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