Pride Family Festival

June 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

                                    Pride Family Festival  

It’s a celebration! Join Please Touch Museum as we celebrate the many ways families come together and everything that makes people unique.


Program Room: Keith Haring Collaboration and Self Portraits
11 am – 3 pm
Temporary Program Room, Lower Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Drop in and take a close look at yourself today! What makes you, you? Is it your looks, your feelings, the things you do? Get inspired by 1980s Pop Artist, Keith Haring, as you help PTM create collaborative art and then practice drawing yourself.

Artist Meet & Greet and Workshop: Sophie Strachan
11 am – 3 pm
Carousel House, Main Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Meet local artist Sophie Strachan, grab some colors, and help finish a mural that highlights prominent LGBTQ figures and locations in Philadelphia.

Performance: Drag Queen Storytime
11:30 am – 12 pm, 12:30 – 1 pm, 2:30 – 3 pm, and 3:30 – 4 pm
Please Touch Playhouse, Lower Level
Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver
Children love stories and children love to dress up, so we’ve put the two together for our fabulous festival! Meet Brittany Lynn and Miss Aurora as they explore self-expression through dress-up. Then gather round for an interactive storytime with books all about individuality, pride, and celebrating uniqueness. Drag Queen Storytime is intended to encourage accepting differences, broadening perspectives, and looking beyond gender stereotypes.

Performance: The Pop Ups
12 – 12:30 pm and 2 – 2:30 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Come party with two-time Grammy nominated band, The Pop Ups, as they take you on a scavenger hunt for the best imaginative games your mind can dream up! The  Pop Ups will celebrate everyone in this high energy, interactive journey that transports audiences into a whimsical, educational world.

Storytime: Self- Empowerment and Acceptance

1:30 – 2 pm

Hello From Japan!, Main Level

Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver

Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, and build literacy skills with stories about self-empowerment and acceptance.

End of the Day Music and Movement
4:15 – 4:45 pm
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All ages with adult caregiver
Meet us at the Torch to stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end the day with an exploration of rhythm, movement, and self-expression.



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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