National Ice Cream Day at Please Touch Museum

July 16, 2017 all-day
Free with admission

National Ice Cream Day

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Please Touch Museum!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

July 16 is National Ice Cream Day, and we are celebrating with cool fun and delicious treats. Join us for free ice cream sundaes, scoop and serve your favorite flavors at our Bassets Ice Cream Stand exhibit, and take a peek inside a real ice cream delivery truck!

Ice Cream Maze
11:00am – 4pm
Program Room, Floor 1
Drop in anytime to fill out a fun ice cream maze worksheet that doubles as an exclusive coupon for a cup or cone at the Bassetts Ice Cream Stand in Reading Terminal Market.

Please Touch Museum Birthday Party Ice Cream Sundaes
11:30am – 2:30pm*
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1
Celebrate everyone’s favorite frozen treat with a free ice cream sundae courtesy of Bassetts Ice Cream. The flavor? Our custom-made Please Touch Museum Birthday Party, of course!

*While supplies last

Time Travel Film Footage
11am – 5pm
Centennial Exploration, Ground Floor
Get a glimpse of Reading Terminal Market in the past and see how Bassetts ice cream was scooped and served many years ago.

Special Delivery! Ice Cream Experience
12 – 1pm and 2 – 3pm
Outside the Museum Entrance
Explore a real ice cream delivery truck in front of the Museum and see how your favorite flavors travel in style.

Sweet Treat Book Nook
1:30 – 2pm
Storyland, Floor 1
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about your favorite foods, including ice cream!

Drop-In and Draw
2:30 – 4pm
City Park, Floor 1
Drop-in to look closely to see what’s being served at Bassetts Ice Cream Stand. Then grab a piece of paper and some colored pencils and draw your own ice cream creation.


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

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