First Wednesdays at Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall feature two extra hours of play and deeply discounted admission of $2 per person on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Regular Museum hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The First Wednesdays program provides Please Touch Museum with the opportunity to offer attractive and convenient evening hours for working families at a discounted rate. We believe that all families should have the opportunity to play and learn at Please Touch Museum.

FarmStand_NewBkgdThis summer and fall, Target First Wednesdays will feature a Get Up and Grow™ Farm Stand and Farm Stand Fun programming. The Farm Stand will give participating families the opportunity to engage in learning experiences with their children at our Museum and purchase fresh produce from Teens4Good, a youth-led urban farming program developed and managed by the Federation of Neighborhood Centers. Farm Stand Fun will showcase movement activities, food demonstrations and more!


Target First Wednesdays are confirmed for the following dates:

  • May 1, 2013
  • June 5, 2013
    • Play On, Philly! (POP) presents Beethoven Alive!: an end of year orchestra concert with 5 hands-on music discovery activities. Guests will learn the physics behind how a string instrument works and make one of their own. Kids can discover how the deaf composer, Beethoven, communicated without speaking and learn how he experienced music through vibrations. Beethoven Alive! features school age students from POP sites at St. Francis de Sales School and Friere Charter Middle School as well as musicians from our partner, West Philadelphia Catholic High School. The evening will culminate in a concert highlighting Beethoven’s works including Symphony No 5, First Movement and Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9.
  • July 3, 2013
    • Stepping workshop with Step By Step
  • August 7, 2013
    • Hula Hoop Fitness with Philly Hoop Startz Dance Troop
  • September 4, 2013
    • Soul Line Dancing with Gloria Kingcade
  • October 2, 2013
    • African Dance for Children with ODUNDE 365
  • November 6, 2013
  • December 4, 2013
  • January 8, 2014
    • Due to Target First Wednesday falling on New Year’s Day in January 2014, Target First Wednesday will move to the following Wednesday, January 8, 2014
  • February 5, 2014
  • March 5, 2014
  • April 2, 2014