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Family Festival: Friendsgiving

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Family Festival: Friendsgiving

Saturday November 17, 2018

Put on your imagination caps and pass the dinner rolls!  We are hosting a playful Friendsgiving celebration.


Discovery Apron: Friendship Zone
9 am – 5 pm
Throughout Please Touch- please see Museum Experience staff with black aprons
All ages with adult caregiver
Discover something new in our Exhibitions!  Today, explore food, friends, and feasts by looking closing at our exhibitions and adding more to your play.

Pop Up Play Corner: Friendsgiving Feast
9:30 am – 4 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All Ages with caregiver
Put on your imagination cap, prepare a healthy meal, and set the table. It’s time for a pretend Friendsgiving dinner!

Creative Arts Studio: Paper Placemat Weaving
11am – 3pm
Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level
All ages with adult caregiver

Get inspired and experiment with paper and the weaving process as you create your own placemat.

Chef Demo: Friendsgiving Celebration
12 – 12:30 pm, 3:30 – 4 pm
Carousel House, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Watch a special cooking demonstration by our Please Taste Café chef, inspired by Friendsgiving traditions, sample treats, and take recipe cards home to make the real thing.

Live Performance: Thunderbirds American Indian Dance
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
12:30-1 pm, 2:30-3 pm
All Ages with adult caregiver
Feel the rhythm of the music and experience the songs and dances from the very first friends in North America.

Friendly Storytime
1:30 PM
Wordsworth Cottage, Main Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about friendship and families.

End of the Day Parade
4:30- 4:45 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
March, clap, and join our musical parade to celebrate your day of play at Please Touch Museum.



Signature Events + Family Festivals

Our signature events include family festivals and holiday pop-ups. They offer expanded performance and educational offerings with a special focus that may celebrate cultural traditions and holidays, connect to national and local events, or highlight an area of focus in our exhibits.

Performing Arts

The Playhouse at Please Touch Museum invites children to exercise their imaginations and enter new worlds. Inside the theater, visitors experience theater in engaging, interactive and unexpected ways. The Playhouse is the perfect way to introduce young children to the performing arts!

Play Without Boundaries

Play Without Boundaries is a program and early opening for children with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum. It is a free event with registration. Enjoy the museum before it is open to the public with activities and experiences designed especially for this program, including sensory toys, performances and guest presenters. The Museum will be calmer and quieter with fewer people and reduced lighting and sound in exhibition areas.

Please Touch Museum is committed to providing experiences in exhibits and programs that are accessible and inclusive for all visitors.

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Our Mascot Needs a Name!

Vote now to name our mascot, debuting at Please Touch Museum’s Birthday Bash on October 7, 2018!

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