Play Without Boundaries

August 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Please join us for Play Without Boundaries, a program and early opening for children with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum.

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.

During this event we offer:

• Quiet Space of the Day with Quiet Kit sensory toys
• Full access to Museum exhibit spaces
• Program Room activities

Floreo Virtual Reality Experiences

9:00 -11:00 am

Hamilton Hall, Main Level

Floreo is a virtual reality based autism therapy product, and staff will be on hand to facilitate virtual reality experiences for visitors.

Floreo is currently partnering with the Center for Autism Research at CHOP.


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP): Center for Autism Research

9:00-11:00 am

Roadside Attractions, Main Level

Come learn about the innovative research happening at the Center for Autism Research at CHOP! Pick up information and resources about studies, workshops and supports that CAR can offer to families navigating the world of autism.


Quiet Space & PAWS: Autism Initiative

9:00 – 11:00 am

Meeting Room East, Main Level

Looking for a peaceful spot to relax and play? Stop by our quiet space to refocus and recharge. Explore toys, read stories, and make new furry friends while spending time with certified therapy animals teams from PAWS for People.


Program Room

Paper Strip Sculptures

9:30-11:00 am Temporary Program Room, Lower Level

All Ages

Create works of art inspired by your trip to the museum. Bend, roll, and build a mini paper sculpture to take home. Don’t forget to add a few pieces to the collaborative sculpture!


Dance- Movement Therapy

9:15-9:45 am and 10:15-10:45 am

Group Rooms 5 and 6, Lower Level

Dance-movement therapy will be presented in an experiential format, for children and caregivers to participate in activities that may commonly be used in a dance/movement therapy session.  Props such as scarves, stretch cloths, and elastic bands, will be utilized to evoke movement and play.


Play Without Boundaries is a free event.

Mark your calendar! Registration will open soon.

This program is made possible through support from the following:


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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