Armed Forces Day at Please Touch Museum

When:
May 20, 2017 all-day
2017-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
2017-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free with admission

Armed Forces Day

Celebrate Armed Forces Day at Please Touch Museum!

Join the Philly POPS and PTM to celebrate Armed Forces Day! The Philly POPS Woodwind Quartet will open the festivities with the Star Spangled Banner and close out each set with the Armed Forces salute. Inside the museum, play with colors and learn about camouflage, practice posting and retiring the flag, draw pictures and write letters to Veterans, and more!

FREE outdoor concerts: 10 – 10:45 am and 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

All Active Duty personnel, Reservists, and Veterans FREE, and $4 off admission for Family and friends (up to 4 admissions)!

Music and Movement
Hamilton Hall
9:15 – 9:30 am
While the woodwinds warm-up, join us for a patriotic music and movement to get ready to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Families will practice marching skills to prepare to get in formation for a flag ceremony.

Flag Ceremony- Posting the Colors: Music and Movement
Hamilton Hall
9:30 – 9:45am
Keep your eye on the grand old flag! Children and adults can participate in Please Touch Museum’s inaugural flag ceremony.

Outdoor Family Performances by the Philly POPS Woodwind Quartet
North side steps (opposite the Museum entrance)
10 – 10:45am
11:30am – 12:15pm
The POPS Woodwind Quartet will open the festivities with the Star Spangled Banner and close out each set with the Armed Forces salute.

Program Room Art Activity: Letters to Veterans
Program Room
10am – 3pm
Armed Forces day is a celebration of the men and women who serve in the United States’ armed services. Decorate a letter to a Veteran, design an airplane, and fold your own American flag.

Tot Spot: A is for Armed Forces
Fairytale Garden
10:30 – 11am
Ride on your pony with a feather in your cap for a half hour of patriotic songs and stories geared to the youngest learners.

Flag Ceremony- Retiring the Colors: Music and Movement
Hamilton Hall
4:30 – 5pm
Join us as for Flag ceremony where families can parade through the Museum and celebrate the end of your patriotic day at Please Touch!

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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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