Please Touch Museum: First Wednesdays

January  3rd 1st Wednesday – Home Away From Home
Nothing beats staying nice and cozy at home during the winter. Explore through play what makes a home, a home!
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!

Nothing beats staying nice and cozy at home during the winter. Explore through play what makes a home, a home!

Program Room:Interior Design 
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM & 4:00-  6:00 PM
Centennial Arts Studio
All Ages
Create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum. Choose a backdrop and get to work drawing, rearranging, and designing the room of your dreams!


Tot Spot: H is for Home
10:00-10:30 AM
Fairytale Garden
Toddler and an adult learning partner
Join in activities, songs, stories, and play specially designed to offer our youngest visitors time and space to socialize with others and strengthen early learning skills. This month, explore the words, feelings, and shapes of homes inside and out.


Live Theater
There’s Something Under My Bed
11 AM, 1 PM, 5:30 PM
The 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?


Drop-In and Draw
Homes Around the World
4:00-5:00 PM
Front Step
Preschool and up with a grownup
Drop in and explore homes from around the world and throughout the ages! Then grab some paper, drawing tools, and set to work imagining a home for the future.


Storytime: Homes
Daily 1:30, 6:00 PM
City Park
All Ages
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about homes.


Maker Program: Maker Sampler 
4:30- 5:30 pm
Centennial Classroom, Ground Floor
Preschool and Elementary aged children with an adult learning partner
Get creative and explore materials, tools, and technology.


Music and Movement: End of the Day Party
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1
6:30- 7 pm
All Ages
Stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end our day with a musical party.



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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