First Wednesday: Fall Finale

November 1, 2017 all-day
Free with admission

First Wednesday

First Wednesday: Fall Finale

The leaves are falling fast and the weather is getting chilly. Explore the sights, sounds, and colors of the season through play!

Through a partnership with Vetri’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen, chefs young and old will learn how to how to cook fresh produce. The School District of Philadelphia will be on-site with information about Kindergarten registration and readiness.

On the first Wednesday of every month, Please Touch Museum is open until 7 pm for two extra hours of play, and offers $2 per person admission from 4:00 on. Enjoy your visit!
Trees in the Fall
10:00 – 6:00pm
Program Room, Floor 1
All Ages
Drop in anytime to create works of art inspired by your visit to the Museum! To celebrate the season, twist, tear, and create a tree with paper bags and colorful tape.

Tot Spot: S is for Sharing
10:00 – 10:30pm
Fairytale Garden, Ground Floor
Toddler and an adult learning partner
Join in activities, songs, and play specially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. This month, investigate the words, feelings, and sounds of sharing.

Drop-In & Draw – Naturalist Sketches: Pumpkins & Gourds
11:30am – 12:30pm
City Park, Floor 1
Preschoolers & Up
Calling all naturalists! Drop-in to look closely at pumpkins and gourds. Grab a piece of paper and some colored pencils and sketch big, small, bumpy, and smooth pumpkins and gourds.

Autumn Storytime
1:30, 6:00pm. Floor 1
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit
All Ages
Get cozy and come listen to stories about the sights, sounds, and colors of the season.

Meet & Greet: Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen
Carousel House, Floor 1
4 – 4:30pm, 5 – 5:30pm, 6 – 6:30pm
The Mobile Teaching Kitchen brings the culinary classroom to the curbside in the communities we serve. Children and families have the opportunity to get hands-on preparing a recipe and get instruction for cooking healthy meals at home together.

Pop Up Play Corner: Changing Seasons in the Neighborhood
4:00 – 5:00pm
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1
All Ages
Put on your imagination cap and get ready for Autumn! Jump in a pile of leaves, prepare for winter, and enjoy the harvest. Through play, explore the colors, sounds, and feels of the season.

Maker Program: Mold and Decorate Sugar Skulls
4:30 – 5:30pm
Centennial Classroom, Ground Floor
Preschool and Elementary aged children with an adult learning partner
What is a sugar skull? Join us for an hour-long open- ended exploration of the traditional Mexican tradition of mold making and sugar skull design.

Music and Movement: End of the Day Dance Party
6:30 – 7:00pm
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1
All ages
End your day at Please Touch Museum by shaking your groove thing in our dance party to celebrate the end of 1st Wednesday.


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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