Pop Up Holiday Programming: Kids’ Choice Election Day

November 7, 2017 all-day
Free with Admission

Election Day

Pop Up Holiday Programming: Kids’ Choice Election Day

We want our youngest citizens to understand and participate in the democratic process, so we’re opening up the polls, and giving kids a voice this election season: to vote for their favorite toy!

Join us at PTM to meet candidates, weigh the options, fill out a ballot, and cast a vote. Each of the toys will be on hand for playing in order to learn, debate their merits, and make an informed decision. The day will also feature other civic-themed activities, including the chance to write a postcard to our elected officials. Write your thoughts, and we will send them on!

Program Room: What Do You Stand For? Stickers
10:00am – 3:00pm
Hamilton Hall, Floor 1
All Ages
Art can be expressed in many ways! Let your voice be heard by designing your own sticker to wear. Who do you vote for? What do you think play is? What is important to you? Sketch, scribble, and stand up for those wonderful things in your life!

 Letters To Elected Officials
10:00am – 3:00pm
Program Room
All Ages
Be heard! Elected officials work for the people and they need to hear how you feel. Explore some of Philadelphia’s leaders and tell them what you think.

Pop Up Play Corner: Meet the Candidates
10:00 – 3:00pm
Hamilton Hall
All Ages
Come meet all the toys featured in our election. Each toy will be on hand for play in order to learn, debate their merits, and make an informed decision.

Celebrate Election Day: Kid’s Choice
10:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Hamilton Hall
Cast your vote! Our Polls are open from Polls 10:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00 – 3:00 pm in Hamilton Hall.

Pop Up Play Corner: Friendly Competitions
9:00 – 10:30am
Outside Centennial Depot
All Ages
Put on your imagination cap and participate in friendly competitions. Play board games and join a relay race while talking about what it means to take turns and engage in competitions.

Storytime: Patriotic Storytime
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit
All Ages
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with patriotic stories.

Music and Movement: Patriotic Parade
4:30 – 5:00pm
Hamilton Hall
All ages
Join us for a musical parade to celebrate the winning toy and the end of Election Day at Please Touch Museum!


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
Email: info@pleasetouchmuseum.org

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