Family Festival: Friendsgiving

November 18, 2017 all-day

Family Festival: Friendsgiving Weekend Saturday November 18th

Put on your imagination caps and pass the dinner rolls! We are hosting a playful Friendsgiving celebration An invitation was sent to Daniel Tiger!

Program Room
Friendship Bracelets
10:00-3:00 PM
Program Room
All Ages
Drop in anytime to create works of art inspired by your visit to the Museum! Braid, twist, and knot string and yarn to design a bracelet to give to a family member or friend.


Pop Up Play Corner
Friendsgiving Feast
Outside of Healthy Me, Healthy Family, Healthy Community Exhibition
All Ages
Put on your imagination cap, prepare a healthy meal, and set the table. It’s time for a pretend Friendsgiving dinner in our new Healthy Me, Healthy Family, Healthy Community exhibition!


Tot Spot
Rainbow Stew
10:00-10:30 AM
Fairytale Garden
Toddler and an adult learning partner
Join in activities, songs, and play especially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. Explore the colors of gardens as we make our own pretend stew


Daniel Tiger Meet and Greet
10:30 – 11:00 am 
Hamilton Hall, 1st Floor
Come to our neighborhood to meet Daniel Tiger, and be sure to visit the temporary exhibition Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit while you are here. Ugga Mugga!


Drop-In & Draw: Draw Your Dinner
11:30-12:30 PM
Outside of Centennial
Preschoolers & Up
Drop-in and explore what makes a healthy meal. Then grab a piece of paper and some colored pencils and design your own balanced plate in time for the holiday.


Strolling Puppets Tour
Healthy Me, Healthy Family, Healthy Community Exhibition
All ages
Drop in anytime and join our educator and strolling puppet for a Family-friendly tour and conversation in our new Healthy Me, Healthy Family, Healthy Community Exhibition exhibit.

Family & Friends Storytime
12:30 PM
Daniel Tiger Exhibition
All Ages
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about friendship and families.

Please Touch Playhouse: There’s Something Under My Bed
Saturday 11:00-11:30am & 1:00-1:30pm
Please Touch Playhouse
All ages
There’s Something Under My Bed Sam is three years old and learning to cope with bedtime by himself.  Is there something living under his bed, or is it just the dust bunnies after all?

Chef Demo: Friendsgiving Celebration
2:00-2:30 pm, 2:30-3:00 pm
Hamilton Hall
All ages
Watch a special cooking demonstration by our Please Taste Cafe chef, inspired by Friendsgiving traditions, sample treats, and take recipe cards home to make the real thing. Daniel Tiger will be making an appearance.


Drop-In & Draw: Placemats
1:30-3:00 pm
Hamilton Hall
All Ages
Drop-in, get ready to set the table, and make a placemat. Then grab strips of paper and go over & under to create your own design.


Music and Movement
End of the Day Parade
Daily 4:30  5:00 PM
Hamilton Hall
All ages
Join us for a musical parade through the Please Touch Museum to celebrate the end of our Friendsgiving Family Festival.



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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