Family Festival – St Patrick’s Day

March 17 Family Festival – St Patrick’s Day

Find the luck of the Irish at Please Touch Museum as we explore Ireland, step-dancing, folklore and why green is the color to wear on Saint Patrick’s Day!

Program Room: Shades of Green Collage

11 am – 3 pm

Temporary Program Room, Lower Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Create works of art inspired by your trip to the museum. Dig through a selection of green materials, play with texture and shades, and finally shape your own green collage.


Tot Spot: G is for Green

10 -10:30 am

Fairytale Garden, Lower Level

Ages: 2-3 with adult caregiver

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.  Investigate the sounds, feelings, and movement of the color green.



1:30 – 2 pm

Wordsworth Cottage, Main Level

Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver

Get cozy and listen and travel to Ireland through stories and songs.


Chef Demo

11:30 am -12:00 pm and 2:30-3:00 pm

Carousel House, Main Level All ages with adult caregiver

Meet Chefs J.C. and Krzysztof as they demonstrate how to make some yummy Irish food. Taste Shephard’s Pie and decorate with mashed potatoes. Afterwards, take home a recipe card to make everything at home!


Performance: Coyle School of Irish Dance

12- 12:30 pm and 1:30-2 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level All ages with adult caregiver

Gather together to watch people of all ages perform Irish step dancing! Coyle School of Irish Dance is here to demonstrate this well-loved dance style – you might even learn a step or two!


Music and Movement: End of the Day Party

4:30-5 pm

Hamilton Hall, Main Level

All ages with adult caregiver

Stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end our day with a musical party!

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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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